The Ins and Outs of Kentucky Homeschool Laws
If you plan on homeschooling your child, you need to get acquainted with Kentucky homeschool laws. Don’t know where to start? Our article will provide you with all the information you need!
We’ll explain all the legal technicalities and show you how to start homeschooling your child in the Bluegrass State. DoNotPay can also tell you about homeschooling costs, how many homeschoolers attend college, and who can teach them.
- Send an annual notice of attendance—You must send a letter of intent to homeschool to your school district’s superintendent within the first two weeks of the school year annually. The notice should not be submitted later than the second week of August. It needs to list the students you’re homeschooling, their names, ages, and addresses
- Keep record cards—Similarly to public schools, you need to keep your students' attendance and immunization records. This means updating them every six to nine weeks, depending on your school district’s rules
- Teach the required hours—You must provide at least 1,062 hours of teaching to your child over at least 170 days. The term of your homeschool needs to be equivalent to the public school in your school district
- Teach the required subjects in English—Homeschooling parents or hired teachers need to teach the following subjects in the curriculum in English:
All children in Kentucky must be enrolled in school between the ages of six and 18. The earliest children can begin school is at age five, but you can start homeschooling before the compulsory age.
|Withdraw your child from public school||In case your child is attending a public or private school, you must first take them out of school before starting to homeschool them|
|File a letter of intent to homeschool||Send a notice of intent to homeschool to your local county’s school superintendent. If you want to obtain the letter without breaking the bank or writing it on your own, subscribe to DoNotPay and get one in no time|
|Choose a homeschool curriculum||In Kentucky, the parents are free to choose the curriculum they want to use to instruct their children. The curriculum needs to be compliant with Kentucky state laws|
A letter of intent to homeschool is the most important document you need to file if you plan on homeschooling your child. You can either write it yourself or hire a lawyer to draw one up for you. If you want to save your time and money, subscribe to DoNotPay and get the notice drawn up in a matter of clicks!
Here’s what you need to do:
- Navigate to the Notice of Intent to Homeschool product
- Provide us with the details about:
- Date you want to begin homeschooling
- Curriculum you plan on using
- Homeschool teacher and your child
- Click on Submit
Once we process your request, we will generate the letter for you in a snap. You can then choose whether you want to receive it in PDF form or have us forward it in your name.
Need more help? Our guides have got you covered! We’ll answer all your homeschooling questions, such as:
- Can you start homeschooling in the middle of the year?
- Do you have to be certified to homeschool your child?
- How many students are homeschooled in the United States?
- Can homeschooling parents get any financial assistance?
- Can you create your own homeschool curriculum?
- What’s the best way to socialize your homeschooled child?
When you withdraw your child from school to homeschool, you might feel overwhelmed by all the rules and the task itself. That’s why there’s an organization to bring parents together and turn homeschooling into a breeze. In Kentucky, you can join Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (CHEK)—an association that helps families who have decided educate their kids at home.
The association is oriented toward Christian homeschooling families and is the only of its sort in the state. CHEK offers to:
- Provide information for new homeschoolers and teachers to help them get started
- Help by connecting homeschoolers across the state
- Give updated news and information regarding homeschooling changes in the Bluegrass State
- Organize events for homeschoolers (e.g., conferences, curriculum trades, and workshops)
- Suggest helpful resources, such as:
- Local support groups
- Curriculum providers
- Special needs materials
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