Homeschooling in Idaho: Start Here

Welcome to the home page for homeschooling in Idaho. If you are searching for information about ID homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.

It is not difficult to start homeschooling in Idaho!

Idaho Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Idaho

There are an estimated 10,807 home educated students in Idaho

Idaho does not require families to notify the state of their decision to homeschool. There are state required subjects. The ID government does not conduct any state assessments of homeschoolers.

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Idaho does not prohibit parents from homeschooling based on their legal or criminal history. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, prohibit some parents based on their criminal history or by someone living in the home.

There is no required level of education for parents in Idaho to educate their children at home.

Idaho vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Idaho Homeschool Law

Idaho State Standards and Common Core

Common Core was fully implemented into Idaho’s curriculum for the 2013–14 school year. Both Governor Otter and Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Luna, have been outspoken advocates of the Common Core.

State Subject Requirements

Parents must “cause the child to be instructed in subjects commonly and usually taught in the public schools of Idaho.”

Important ID legal information links

Idaho Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in ID

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Idaho! Click here to get started.

Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups

Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.

Local Common Core Action Groups

Find Homeschool Curriculum

We make it incredibly easy to find the right homeschool curriculum for your family. View our list of homeschool curriculum to get started.

Idaho Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in ID

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Sources: State-by-state education laws, state-by-state education bylaws, Dept. Education, local homeschool groups, and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
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