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CIAS Umbrella School

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What Does CIAS Offer to the Homeschool Community?


CIAS has offered affordable Umbrella School services to homeschooling families in the local community and beyond since 1997.


This includes the following services:

  • Guidance & academic counseling as needed/wanted

  • Advice about curriculum & grade placement

  • A local office with full-time hours, M-F, 8-4

  • Record keeping support

  • Report Cards

  • Accredited Transcripts

  • Accredited Diplomas for Kindergarten & High School Graduates

  • Access to tutoring and learning labs

  • Access to Reading Specialists & Orton-Gillingham reading programs

  • Access to a wide variety of Campus School Classes: academic, fine arts & PE

  • Senior "Life Skills" Workshops 

  • College & Career Planning

  • Help with scholarship applications


CIAS offers affordable Assessments and Testing services to all of our students.


This includes the following services:

  • Academic screening for Grades K5-2

  • Diagnostic & Placement  Assessments for Grades 3-12

  • End-of-Year Learning Objective Assessments for Grades K5-2

  • Annual Iowa Assessments for Grades 3-12

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CIAS organizes graduation ceremonies, concerts, art shows, activities, and field trips for all our students.


This includes the following:

  • Kindergarten graduation ceremony

  • High School graduation ceremony

  • Spring Fine Arts Concert & Art Show Exposition

  • Clubs

  • Grade-appropriate activities & field trips for Early Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School & High School students


CIAS makes our Umbrella School services affordable with competitive pricing.

Grades K5-8:

$200 (1 payment)

or $250 (2+ split payments)

Grades 9-11:

$250 (1 payment)

or $300 (2+ split payments)

Grade 12: 

$350 (1 payment)

or $400 (2+ split payments)

Other fees may include but are not limited to the following (see the Tuition page for more details):

Assessment/testing fees

Graduation fees

Field trip/Activity fees

Tutoring fees

Class fees

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