Idaho

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

Not found in statute or code. 

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards Idaho Early Learning eGuidelines (2013)
Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards Idaho Humanities Standards (2008-2009)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary

Other Required Instruction: The following [are] required for all elementary students [K-6], as well as other required offerings of the school: Fine Arts (art and music). (Idaho Admin. Code r. 08.02.03.104)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle Other Required Instruction: Other required offerings of the [middle schools/junior high] schools: [includes] Fine and Performing Arts. (Idaho Admin. Code r. 08.02.03.104)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Requirements for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Alternatives for High School Graduation

A student must meet all of the requirements identified in this section before the student will be eligible to graduate from an Idaho high school: Humanities. Two (2) credits are required. Humanities courses include instruction in visual arts, music, theatre, dance, or world language aligned to the Idaho content standards for those subjects. Other courses such as literature, history, philosophy, architecture, or comparative world religions may satisfy the humanities standards if the course is aligned to the Idaho Interdisciplinary Humanities Content Standards. (ID ADC 08.02.03.105)

Arts Ed Assessment Requirements Comprehensive Assessment Program: Districts are responsible for writing and implementing assessment in those standards not assessed by the state assessment program. (Idaho Admin. Code r. 08.02.03.111)
Arts Ed Requirements for State Accreditation

Not found in statute or code.

Licensure Requirements for Non-Arts Teachers

Endorsements: Holders of a Secondary Certificate or a Standard Elementary Certificate, Exceptional Child Certificate, Standard Occupational Specialist Certificate, and Advanced Occupational Specialist Certificate may be granted endorsements in subject areas as provided herein. An endorsement in English, History, Music, Visual Art, Drama, or Foreign Language and twenty (20) semester credit hours in one of the following areas or ten (10) semester credit hours in each of two (2) of the following areas: Literature, Music, Foreign Language, Humanities Survey, History, Visual Art, Philosophy, Drama, Comparative World Religion, Architecture, and Dance. (Idaho Admin. Code r. 08.02.02.023)

Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers Endorsements: Holders of a Secondary Certificate or a Standard Elementary Certificate, Exceptional Child Certificate, Standard Occupational Specialist Certificate, and Advanced Occupational Specialist Certificate may be granted endorsements in subject areas as provided herein. [This includes] Art (K-12 or 6-12) (Idaho Admin. Code r. 08.02.02.022), Drama (6-12) (Idaho Admin. Code r. 08.02.02.022), [and] Music (6-12 or K-12) (Idaho Admin. Code r. 08.02.02.024).
State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

Not found in statute or code.

Other State Arts Ed Policies

Not found in statute or code.

Links to Administrative Code

Idaho Administrative Rules

Links to State Statutes

Idaho Statutes

Arts Ed Surveys

Survey Info Description
Date of Survey

2009

Date of Release/Publication

2010

Population or Sample

Sample

Unit of Analysis (school or district)

School

Response Rate to Survey

212 (28%) of Idaho's 769 schools responded to the survey.

Survey Report

For Our Children: A Report on the Status of Arts Education in Idaho

Date of Past Survey

Not found

Public K-12 Education Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Enrollment

284,834

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

19.6

Per Pupil Expenditures

$7,316

% High School Graduation Rate

84.0%

% High School Drop-out Rate

7.0%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

48.2%

% Minority Students

22.3%

% English Language Learners

6.1%

% Served Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

9.5%