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IA Homeschooling Laws


Homeschoooling Laws in Iowa

Knowing the requirements for homeschooling in Iowa is one key to successful homeschooling. That is why we have provided you with specific information on homeschooling in Iowa and helpful links to IA’s Department of Education, homeschool requirements, Iowa homeschool laws, and legal support resources.

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Links for Iowa Homeschool Laws

We will update our records on a yearly basis, but if any new legislation goes into effect for your state, it should be listed here.

Iowa Department of Education Site

Iowa Homeschool Site

Iowa State Homeschool Law Summary

If you are homeschooling in the state of Iowa, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Submit an annual assessment (report card, teacher evaluation or an Iowa approved standardized test).

  2. Must have at least 148 days of instruction.

  3. Homeschooling in Iowa requires instruction in math, reading and language arts, science and social studies.
  4. Be prepared. If a school district superintendent or the head of the Department of Education submits a request to the family in writing, the family must send a report identifying the (a) primary instructor, (b) name and location of the authority responsible for the independent private instruction, and (c) names of the students enrolled.

Homeschool Resources for Iowa Homeschool Laws

For additional information, including a downloadable PDF with a detailed analysis of your state’s homeschool laws and legal counsel, be sure to become a member of the HSLDA for a yearly fee.

Iowa HSLDA Reference Site

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