Idaho Homeschool State Laws

idahoIdaho Homeschool Law/State Code – Idaho has some of the most liberal homeschooling laws in the U.S. 

SEE:  Idaho Code 33-201 and Idaho Code 33-202 ((


 In 2015, Idaho’s Parental Rights Statute was passed, protecting the fundamental right of parents to direct the care, custody, control, and education of a minor child. (

Compulsory Attendance RequirementIdaho’s compulsory attendance law affects children between the ages of 7 and 16.  A child is considered “school age” and must be receiving instruction if they are 7 years old by the time public school starts, or if they have not yet reached 16 years old. 

Number of Classroom Hours Required – No requirement

State Mandated Subjects – Idaho code states only that instruction must be in “subjects commonly and usually taught in the public schools.”

Assessment Requirements – No assessments or standardized tests required

Immunization Requirements – No requirement

Parental Responsibilities

Official School Withdrawal Required? – Not required

Notification Required When Homeschool Established? –  Notification not required

Record Keeping Requirements? – No record keeping requirement

Teacher Certification Required? – Parents are not required to reach any education level or receive any type of     certification in order to homeschool. Any parent or legal guardian is authorized to home school.     (www.https.//  

If you’re interested in more information about your state’s homeschool laws, contact: and your inquiry will be answered via email within 24 hours. For details about graduation requirements in your area, contact your nearest school district office. 


Updated: November 2020

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NOTE:   HomeSchoolFacts intends the above information to be used for research purposes only. None of this information is intended as legal advice by HomeSchoolFacts.

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the ever-changing landscape of education, we are monitoring potential changes to homeschool requirements and will be updating our state pages within the next few months.  



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