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Encourage. Protect. Serve.

The IAHE is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1983 for the purpose of serving the Lord Jesus Christ by supporting and encouraging families interested in home education. We define home education as parent-directed, home-based, privately-funded education.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the IAHE?

The Indiana Association of Home Educators (IAHE) is Indiana’s state organization that has been here since the early days of the modern homeschool movement. We were founded in 1983. The freedom that we enjoy today in Indiana is from efforts of the IAHE founders.

Our primary functions are maintaining visibility as home educators with civil government leaders, influencing the legislative process to protect our freedom to home educate, publishing information of interest for home educators, and sponsoring seminars and events to encourage families.

Who is the IAHE?

The IAHE is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of veteran home educating couples. Sixteen regional representative couples are in direct contact with local support groups, serving our families and state as efficiently as possible. Please feel free to contact your regional representative for more information concerning activities in your area. Many other dedicated volunteers contribute their time and energy to make this ministry successful.

Does the IAHE charge membership dues?

Many state organizations charge dues, but the IAHE does not. As a non-profit we rely on the support the homeschooling community in other ways.

How is the IAHE funded?

Our annual, state-wide convention provides a significant portion of our financial needs and we are also blessed by those who donate financially to support our work.

However, with the rapid growth of the home education movement, our needs and responsibilities continue to increase each year. Your tax deductible contributions will enable us to continue serving home educating families. Note the IAHE is a not-for-profit organization, a 501(c) (3). Your tax deductible donation helps us to continue to protect and promote home education across the State of Indiana.

Donate by clicking here or you may send a check to our office. Be sure to check out the Support Area of our website for more information.

What is the mission of the IAHE?

The IAHE is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1983 for the purpose of serving the Lord Jesus Christ by supporting and encouraging families interested in home education.  We define home education as parent-directed, home-based, privately-funded discipleship.Our primary functions are maintaining visibility as home educators with civil government leaders, influencing the legislative process to protect our freedom to home educate, publishing information of interest for home educators, and sponsoring seminars and events to encourage families.The IAHE is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of veteran home educating couples.  Many other dedicated volunteers contribute their time and energy to make this ministry successful.

Our annual, state-wide convention provides the majority of our financial needs. However, with the growth of the home education movement, our needs and responsibilities are increasing.  Your tax deductible contributions will enable us to continue serving home educating families.

What is the IAHE Statement of Faith?

We believe:

  1. The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God, the supreme and final authority for all faith and life.
  2. That there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: God, the Father; God, the Son; and God, the Holy Spirit.
  3. In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, who came as God in human flesh, being fully God and fully man, except without sin.
  4. In the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, His miracles, His atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, and His imminent bodily return in power and glory.
  5. That man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is therefore lost and under God’s wrath and just condemnation.
  6. That the central purpose for the coming of Jesus Christ was to pay the penalty for man’s sin through His substitutionary death.
  7. That salvation is offered as a free gift to the sinner to be responded to in individual faith, not trusting in any personal works whatsoever, but in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ alone.
  8. That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict mankind; indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for Godly living and service.
  9. In the spiritual unity of believers through our common faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and that individual differences in doctrine which may exist outside of the aforementioned (1-8), should not hinder the unity of Christian home educators.
How does the IAHE define homeschooling?

We define homeschooling as parent-directed, home-based, and privately-funded education.

You can read more about why maintaining this definition is so important in this blog post.