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Do you have questions?

We have answers!

Beginning to homeschool can be overwhelming.

The IAHE has been answering questions from new homeschool families since 1983 and we’re here to help make your start a success. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive, including answers!

Indiana Homeschooling F.A.Q.s

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I'm overwhelmed! Where do I start?
I'm overwhelmed! Where do I start?

We are blessed in Indiana to have laws that allow us to freely home educate our children. The law requires that our home educated children attend school from 7-18 years of age or they graduate.

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What is an Equivalent Education?
What is an Equivalent Education?

Indiana homeschoolers are required to provide an “equivalent education.” But, what exactly does that mean?

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What is an Equivalent Education

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Withdraw v. Transfer: Does it Matter?
Withdraw v. Transfer: Does it Matter?

Perhaps you have noticed an occasional topic in the IAHE Homeschool Discussion group related to whether or not homeschoolers should use the term “withdraw” or “transfer” when exiting the public school to homeschool.

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What about attendance?
What about attendance?

IAHE frequently receives various questions from Indiana home educators about the (generally) 180-day requirement.

We do not give legal advice, so when questions about the law arise, we defer to an attorney. IAHE asked Tj Schmidt of Home School Legal Defense Association for his opinion regarding this important topic.

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How do I get connected to other homeschoolers?
How do I get connected to other homeschoolers?

The IAHE offers multiple resources to help connect you directly with the IAHE, as well as other home schooling families in your area. In addition, we do our best to bring you additional opportunities through a wide variety of resources and content to help you along the way.

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Why should I attend the IAHE Convention?
Why should I attend the IAHE Convention?

By choosing to attend the IAHE convention instead of a for-profit convention, you are helping to support other Indiana homeschool families all year long.

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Does it matter who uses the label “homeschooler”?
Does it matter who uses the label “homeschooler”?

Does it matter that the term “homeschooling” is used by those who are not homeschooling in the traditional manner?

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How do I request my child's school records?
How do I request my child's school records?

Several families who are new to home education have told IAHE that they are having difficulty obtaining their child’s records from the public school. We asked for guidance from Tj Schmidt, attorney from Home School Legal Defense Association.

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