Idaho 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 ((https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title32/T32CH10/SECT32-1010/)
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. (https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title32/T32CH10/SECT32-1010/)
Compulsory Attendance Requirement – Idaho’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
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.//homeschoolidaho.org/idaho-homeschool-law/)
If you’re interested in more information about your state’s homeschool laws, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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.