Iowa Homeschool Law – IA Homeschooling Laws

Understanding Your Rights

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 Law

Iowa Department of Education Site

Iowa Homeschool Site

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.

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Iowa Homeschool Summary

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

  1. Know your requirements. Homeschooling in Iowa requires only instruction in math, reading and language arts, science and social studies.
  2. 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

Iowa HSLDA Reference Site

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.


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