Creating your IHIP (Individualized Home Instruction Plan) for the NYCDOE

It’s almost time for NYC homeschoolers to send in their Individualized Home Instruction Plan or IHIP.  The IHIP is due on August 15, or 2 weeks after you send in your Letter Of Intent if you decide to homeschool mid-year.

This year will be my 3rd year submitting an IHIP for Ethan and my first year for Lillian.  It will be my first year for submitting 2 IHIPs!

Here is how I have approached the writing process:

Since all forms are to be submitted electronically either as a Word or PDF attachment or typed in the body of the email, I open a blank email for each child.  I title the email:

2020-2021 IHIP of (insert child’s name here)  NYCID XXXXXXXXX

Since Lillian does not yet have a NYCID, I only titled hers 2020-2021 IHIP of (name).

In the body of the email I include the necessary personal information that can be found on this form:

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/individualized-home-instruction-plan-ihip-grades-1-6

So:

First Name

Last Name

Date of Birth

School Year/ Grade Level

9 Digit Student ID

Next, I add in each subject are that is required to be taught/ reported:

Arithmetic

Reading

Writing

English Language

Geography

History

Science

Health Education

Music

Visual Arts

Physical Education

And beside each subject I included the name of the curriculum we will using or the books we will be reading.

I then detail when I will be submitting my Quarterly Reports – I simply stick to the schedule outlined by the NYCDOE.

I hope to have a post up soon with my curriculum/ book choices for 1st grade and 3rd grade!

I know lots of families in NYC who unschool who probably approach the IHIP differently but this is what I have always done.

I plan to submit my IHIPs on August 15th.  I always print out a copy and put it in my planning binder.  I like to have a paper copy because it makes it much easier for me to complete the Quarterly Reports where you document the progress that you have planned for in your IHIP.

Do you have questions about the IHIP?  Need help?  Send me an email or post in the comments.

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