Homeschooling in Iowa

SUPPORT GROUPS
Cedar Rapids Area Secular Homeschool Group
http://www.meetup.com/crsecularhomeschoolers/
Homeschoolers who choose to homeschool for reasons other than religion.

Central Iowa Christian Home Educators, CICHE
http://www.ciche.org/
We are a group of homeschoolers based in Marshall County, Iowa.

Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Iowa City, Iowa
Email: sro@southslope.net
http://www.freewebs.com/chefiowacity/
Christian Home Educators Fellowship Supporting, Encouraging, & Challenging Home Educators in the Iowa City Area Since 1987.

Columbus Academy
Email: jgjohll@i-rule.net
http://www.homeschool-life.com/ia/columbusacademy/
Columbus Academy was formed in 1993 to support and encourage Roman Catholic families in Iowa that have chosen home education for their children. Social gatherings, field trips, and a high school graduation Mass are just a few of the opportunities provided with membership to Columbus Academy.

Enviro-Explorers Kids' Club
Email: dena.grayfisher@dot.iowa.gov
http://www.enviro-explorers.com/
Enviro-Explorers is an online club for kids who care about the environment and want to learn more about how they can help protect Iowa's resources.

Home Educators for Excellence in Des Moines
jam.wilcox@juno.com
http://heedia.org/
We are a Christian home school support group in the Central Iowa area. Our meetings are on the first Monday of each month during the school year and are open only to HEED members. However we have new member orientations at 6:45 at most meetings. We welcome you to attend, learn more and join HEED.

Home Educators Network
Email: board@omahahen.org
http://omahahen.org
A Christian directed service organization designed to provide practical help, support and encouragement for homeschoolers throughout Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. HEN provides a bi-monthly new homeschooler orientation meeting, a summer conference, a used curriculum sale and an Email tree, as well as a monthly newsletter complete with timely articles and information about groups, activities and opportunities of interest to area homeschool families.

Homeschooling Under God's Supervision, HUGS
Email: hugshomeschooling@gmail.com
http://www.homeschool-life.com/ia/hugs/
We are a group of homeschoolers based in Ankeny, Iowa. If you are looking for a Christian support group for homeschooling in the Des Moines metro area, you've come to the right place.

Homes Offering Positive Education, HOPE
http://www.hopecb.org/
HOPE has been formed to support and encourage all homeschoolers in Council bluffs and surrounding areas, regardless of the reasons for homeschooling, philosophy, or methods of instruction. This is done through support meetings, a monthly newsletter and a variety of activities.

Iowa City Secular Homeschool Group
http://iowacitysecularhomeschool.blogspot.com/
This secular homeschool association welcomes all Iowa City and surrounding area families who are interested in creating community with homeschooling families of all backgrounds and lifestyles.

Iowa Home Educators
http://www.iahomeeducators.org/
This is a website for the general homeschooler in Iowa. Here you will find information on homeschooling in Iowa along with other helpful information. IHE Online aslo offers an open and welcoming online Community Forum where everyone can share homeschool questions and experience. (Please note that registration is required to post. Registration is free and easy!). And listings of Iowa Homeschool support groups, activities and classes and much more!

Iowans Dedicated to Educational Alternatives, IDEA
http://members.iowatelecom.net/pdiltz/idea/index.html
We are an unschooling homeschool group that supports families in Iowa and surrounding areas. The families in this support group come from many different religions, ethnic backgrounds and walks of life.

Metro Home Educators, MHE
Email: tewfam5@iowatelecom.net
http://www.mhe.typepad.com/
Metro Home Educators (MHE) is a support group for homeschooling families living in, or near, the Cedar Valley. We offer many opportunities for member families to enhance their homeschooling experience. There are three main components under the MHE umbrella: Co-op, CORE Classes and Supplemental Opportunities.

Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators
Email: info@the-niche.org
http://www.the-niche.org
NICHE exists to provide support and information to home educating families in the state of Iowa. NICHE is a Christian organization dedicated to observing the Biblical commands of : Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Proverbs 22:6, and Ephesians 6:4.

Purposeful Education And Christian Encouragement, PEACE
http://peacehomeschool.com/
PEACE is a Christian Support group in the Pella, Iowa area for families who homeschool. Believing that children are a gift from God and that He commands parents to diligently teach their children, our mission is to encourage and equip families to fulfill God's commands in educating children.

Storm Lake Area Learning Adventures
http://homeschoolblogger.com/slala/
SLALA is a non-profit, free to join, collaborative group of parents and children that does not emphasize any particular faith or political affiliation all faiths, backgrounds and learning approaches are welcome to join.

To Encourage and Educate our Children at Home, T.E.E.C.H.
http://www.angelfire.com/ia3/teech/
We are a homeschool support group offering support to both the parents and the children. We are centered in Louisa County, SE Iowa, but have members from surrounding counties. We have monthly field trips and/or activities, Mom's Time Out, and this school year we are even having some Co-Op classes in Art and Music.

Unschooling in Iowa
http://zamunzoiowa.blogspot.com/
The information provided on this website is intended to assist you in legally homeschooling your children using unschooling methods. The site owner is not an attorney and nothing on this site should be considered legal advice. Please contact an attorney if you are in need of legal advice.


EMAIL LISTS
Cedar Rapids/Marion Area Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cedar_Rapids_Marion_Area_Homeschoolers/
Greeting to those people who live in the cedar rapids and marion areas in Iowa. Some key words so it's easier for people to find us: Homeschool , Unschool , Homeschooler ,home, school , Unschooler , Linn County , Homeschooled , Unschooled , Cedar Rapids, Marion, Springville , Iowa, hasp.

Central Iowa Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CentralIowaHomeEducators
This is a christian based home schooling group in the Marshalltown area.

CHEWS Email Loop
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chewsloop
For members of the Iowa Christian homeschool group called C.H.E.W.S.

Christian Home education Alliance of Dubuque, CHAD
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChristianHome-edAllianceDbq/
Christian Home education Alliance of Dubuque (CHAD) is a mixture of Protestant and Catholic families who homeschool in the Dubuque, Iowa area. This list serves as a contact point for home educating families new to the DBQ area, new to homeschooling in general, a way to publicize our meetings and activities, and for plain old encouragment.

Christian Homeschooler of Iowa City, CHIC
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CHIC_homeschoolers/
Christian Homeschoolers of Iowa County (CHIC) provides support, education and fellowship for Christian families in Iowa County who have made the decision to educate their children at home. CHIC's overall mission is to encourage parents to train up their children in a manner pleasing to Jesus Christ and to equip them with a Biblical worldview.

Christian Homeschool Families in Iowa County, ChIC
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChIC_homeschoolers
We are a group of Christian homeschool families in Iowa County, Iowa thus the acronym ChIC. The purpose of this yahoo group is to keep in contact with each other in an efficient manner.

Homeschool Iowa
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschool-Iowa/
This page is for discussion of topics related to homeschooling in Iowa. Posting of events,organizations and homeschool websites are welcome. If you are looking for other homeschoolers to use as a support network, you have come to the right place. We do tend to get chatty sometimes and off topic.

Homeschool Iowa Internet Support Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschool-Iowa
This page is for discussion of topics related to homeschooling in Iowa. Posting of events, organizations and homeschool websites is welcome.

Homes With Heart & Charlotte Mason
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeswithheartandCM
Central Iowa Homeschooling families encouraging one another and supporting each other through monthly meetings, and who use Charlotte Mason methods in their homeschooling.

Iowa Christian Homeschooling Families
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Iowa_Christian_Homeschooling_Families/
We are group of Bible believing, Christian homeschooling families, primarily in Linn County (and surrounding counties) Iowa. The purpose of this group is to ENCOURAGE, LIFT UP and SUPPORT each other on our homeschool journeys. We also post curriculum FOR SALE as well as other household items that may help another HS family out.

Iowa City Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Iowa-City-Homeschoolers/
Support and information to get started and connect with other Iowa City area homeschoolers.

Iowa City Secular Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iowacitysecularhomeschoolgroup/
This secular homeschool association welcomes all Iowa City and surrounding area families who are interested in creating community with homeschooling families of all backgrounds and lifestyles. Members are encouraged to plan and participate in events that will provide non-religious educational and social opportunities for our children.

Iowa Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Iowahomeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home schooling or are thinking of homeschooling in Iowa. Kids and Parents alike! Here you can exchange ideas! support each other! give links for school stuff! just talk including, scripture, God, church, parents, kids, home cleaning, lessons and curriculum, on-line courses, and web sites.

Iowa Homeschoolers For Older Kids
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/olderhomeschoolers/
This group is open to any Iowa homeschooling parents and families; however the focus will be on activities, networking, and discussion for homeschoolers in the age 6-18 age range.

Iowans Caring about Homeschooling Internet Support
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ic-his
This list is happy to have Christians of all denominations, and anyone wanting to learn more about homeschooling in IA.

Iowans Dedicated to Educational Alternatives
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IDEA-2
A non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing information, support and encouragement to pursue life-long learning outside the school environment.

Quad City Secular Homeshoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QCA_Secular_Homeschoolers/
Welcome to the email group created to facilitate networking, event planning, and friendships between Quad City area homeschooling families. Those of all faiths are encouraged to join and enjoy getting to know other local homeschoolers.

Rural Iowa Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Rural_Iowa_Homeschoolers/
This group is primarily for Christian Homeschooling families in Rural Iowa, whom are out of the "city limits" so to speak. However, all Iowa Homeschoolers are welcome here. For those of you North, NE, or NW of Marion, around the Springville, Central City, Coggon, Ryan area, I am working on getting a "MOMS Group" together for those of us up that way to get together monthly for some "MOM" time as well as play dates and more.

Sacred Heart Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IASacredHeart/
Sacred Heart Homeschoolers of Iowa.

S.H.E.E.P. Home School Support Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SHEEPS
Email loop for local members of the S.H.E.E.P. home school support group.

Sioux Falls Homeschool Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SiouxFallsHomeschoolGroup/
This group is for everyone who homeschools in the Sioux Falls area but anyone across the state as well as those in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska who could benifit from activities in this area.

Tri-State Secular Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tri-state_secular_homeschoolers/
Welcome to the email group created to facilitate networking, event planning, and friendships between Dubuque, IA, Galena, IL, and Platteville, WI area homeschooling families. Those of all faiths (or none!) are encouraged to join and enjoy getting to know other local homeschoolers.

Wisconsin TAG Homeschooling Forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wi-TAGhomeschooling/
This group was formed to support Wisconsin parents who are currently homeschooling their "talented and gifted" (TAG) children, or considering the option of gifted homeschooling. We also welcome parents from neighboring Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois who have interest in gifted homeschool options.


eSigourney Entrepreneurial Academy for Leadership, eSEAL
Email: kristen.burghorn@sigourneyschools.com
http://www.sigeseal.com
The mission for eSEAL is to provide an environment that nurtures entrepreneurial skills in all students as they prepare to graduate, go after post-secondary options, and select a career. Our vision is to have every student, grade 7-12, including alternative students, be touched by the eSEAL program through classes, the Incubator, or other options.

Iowa Central Charter School
30850 Paragon Avenue
Burnside, IA 50521
Phone: (515) 359-2235
Fax: (515) 359-2236
http://www.se-webster.k12.ia.us/
No Description Available.

Iowa Learning Online
Gwendolyn Nagel, Director
Phone: 515-419-3275
Email: gwen.nagel@iowa.gov
Angi Hillers, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 515-281-4714
Email: angi.hillers@iowa.gov
Arlan Thorson, School Liaison
Phone: 515-238-4765
Email: athorson@iowalearningonline.org
Paula Yalpani, Registrar
Phone: 515-242-5874
Email: paula@iptv.org
http://www.iowalearningonline.org/
Iowa Learning Online (ILO) is designed to help local Iowa school districts expand learning opportunities for their high school students through courses delivered "at a distance" using technologies such as the Internet and interactive video classrooms connected to the Iowa Communications Network (ICN).

Iowa Online Advanced Placement Academy, IOAPA
600 Blank Honors Center
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-0454
Phone: 800.336.6463
Fax: 319.335.5151
Email: belinblank@uiowa.edu
http://www.education.uiowa.edu/belinblank/programs/students/ioapa/
The Iowa Online Advanced Placement Academy (IOAPA) has been established to deliver Advanced Placement (AP) courses to high school students across the State of Iowa utilizing Apex Learning on-line technology and the Iowa Communications Network (ICN). AP gives students an opportunity to take college-level courses and exams while still in high school. The focus of IOAPA is on accredited rural and small schools in Iowa.

Lincoln Academy of Integrated Arts
318 E. 7th St.
Davenport, IA 52803
Phone: 563-324-0497
http://www.davenportschools.org/lincoln/
Lincoln Academy was established in 2005, as one of 10 charter schools in the state of Iowa. Lincoln Academy is a choice school, which means that students throughout the Davenport Community School District, as well as students outside the district may attend.

Prescott Elementary Charter School
http://www.prescott.dubuque.k12.ia.us/
1151 White Street
Dubuque, Iowa
Phone: 563-552-4200
To develop lifetime learning skills and attitudes. To provide students and staff with the skills needed to locate, evaluate, and apply information. To develop a love of literature, and to nurture a love of reading.

Storm Lake Community Schools
419 Lake Avenue
Phone: 712.732.8060
Fax: 712.732.8063
http://www.storm-lake.k12.ia.us/
Career and technical education subject areas and programs available through Iowa Central for Storm Lake Charter School students are in the areas of: Trade and Industrial ( automotive technician, computer networking & repair, carpentry, electrical maintenance, industrial maintenance, machinist, tool and die makers, diesel technology, biofuels & biotechnology; automotive collision repair, graphics and web technology, welding, computer-aided drafting & computer numerical control technician); Health Occupations (nursing, radiography, dental hygienist, medical assistant, paramedic and medical lab technician; culinary arts & restaurant hospitality management; Agriculture (careers related to food and fiber production and agribusiness); Business (logistics & transportation management, accounting, business administration, marketing, management, information technology and entrepreneurship); Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, and Broadcasting are also offered by the Storm Lake Charter School.


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