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Public School Access for Homeschoolers—A Legal Summary


Students homeschooling under any option OTHER than Independent Private Instruction or Private Instruction (choice 1 and 2 in HSLDA’s summary chart of Iowa homeschool law) may dual enroll with the public school to participate in any academic, instructional, or extracurricular activities offered by the school district. Iowa Code §§256.46, 299A.8; Iowa Administrative Code §§281-31.5 to -31.6.

For more information on public school access, see HSLDA’s Issues Library and HSLDA’s State Laws Concerning Participation of Homeschool Students in Public School Activities.

Updated July 14, 2017