Idaho Homeschool

Parents need to make an informed decision and determine if they have the capacity to provide the instruction and oversight necessary for home schooling. Access to high quality curriculum; ability to accurately track or assess learning, and time to provide the instruction and oversee the work are just a few of the items to consider when looking at home schooling.

Idaho has no teacher certification requirement for a parent/guardian who chooses to provide an education for his/her child at home.

It is the sole responsibility of parents or guardians to monitor their child’s progress and attendance in a homeschool. It is important to keep schedules and records of the instructional time provided to prevent any issues related to truancy.

Subjects: The State Board of Education’s Administrative Rules list of core instructional requirements for public schools are:

  • Language Arts and Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies


A variety of other subjects such as fine arts, health, and physical education are also listed. To review this rule in its entirety, please view the administrative rule regarding basic curriculum and instructional requirements for public schools.

*This information was not compiled by a lawyer. This should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under.

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