Idaho law requires children to attend school from the time they are 7 at the beginning of school in their district to their 16th birthday.
Unlike some other states, there is no “graduation” exception. So if your child graduates from your homeschool program before his or her 16th birthday, he or she is still subject to compulsory school attendance until he or she turns 16.
HSLDA believes that a parent-issued diploma and transcript should be sufficient to demonstrate that a child has completed a secondary education.
However, additional records that document how you followed the requirements of a home education recognized under Idaho law until your child graduated from high school (attendance records, subject/textbook records, test results, and other records) may be requested in some situations, such as obtaining a driver's license if your child is a minor, enlisting in the military, applying to colleges, or demonstrating eligibility for Social Security benefits.
If you are a member of HSLDA and would like additional details, please contact us.
Please note: The information on this page has been reviewed by an attorney, but it should not be taken as legal advice specific to your individual situation.