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Home Schooling (Competent Private Education)

Home schooling is instruction using a plan and a course of study in a setting other than a public or organized accredited nonpublic school. It includes competent private instruction (CPI) by a licensed practitioner or a non-licensed person, independent private instruction (IPI), home school assistance programs (HSAP), and non-accredited nonpublic schools. Iowa Code section 299A.1.

Here is a link to the Iowa Dept. of Education web page for Home Schooling (Competent Private Instruction).

Here is a link to the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators, a good site for additional information about home schooling.

Here is a link to the Home School Legal Defense Association, another resource for information about home schooling.

Here is a link to the Home School Mom: Homeschooling in Iowa.

Here is a link to the Home Schooling Guide produced by Online Schools.org.

Another resource for curriculum is to use Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs for short. Here is a link to a review of MOOCs that might be helpful. 

If you have useful links to add to this page, please contact Kevin Vidergar, Director of Teaching and Learning, at kevin.vidergar@perry.k12.ia.us.