Tracking state required hours for


The state of Montana requires students to fulfill the following number of educational hours per school year.
Kindergarten: 360 hours
1st-3rd grade: 720 hours
4th-12th grade: 1080 hours

For full-time students (those with 5+ credits, except in the senior year), most hours are completed by coursework at EMERGE. The remaining hours are fulfilled through approved learning activities that EMERGE calls "Real Life Application" hours. These hours are fulfilled with approved educational activities based on each student's own unique interests. Hours are tracked from May 1 to April 30 for each school year. At the end of the school year, a link will be emailed for submitting hours. You can also click here to submit hours.


The charts below show an example of how students can meet their required hours.

Hours of part-time students (registered homeschoolers) are tracked by parents who are accountable to the county superintendent of schools.

6th-12th Grade

K-5th Grade

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