Kentucky Homeschool Legal Requirements

Kentucky Homeschooling Legal Requirements

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Below is a quick reference guide on the homeschooling requirements for the state of Kentucky. For more information on the legal requirements visit the HSLDA Kentucky page.

Kentucky residents are required to abide by the private school statute to legally homeschool. Follow these steps below for compliance per the HSLDA:

1. Notify the board of education.

You must annually send a private school notice of attendance to your local board of education within the first two weeks of the start of the school year. Traditionally, this has been interpreted to be within two weeks from the first day of school in the local school district. Typically the notice should be submitted no later than the second week of August. The notice should list the students you have in attendance at your school and include their names, ages, and addresses.

2. Keep attendance and scholarship reports.

You must keep attendance reports and scholarship reports (i.e. report cards) in a similar manner as your local public schools do. Generally, this means the reports must be updated every six to nine weeks, depending on the schedule your district has chosen.

3. Teach for the required number of days.

A parent must ensure that at least 1062 hours of instruction is provided to their child. This has to be done over at least one- hundred seventy (170) days. While some parents prefer to keep a daily record of the hours of instruction they provide, if the amount of time you spend is fairly consistent you can continue to primarily count days. You will just need to ensure that you provide at least 1062 hours in at least 170 days.

4. Teach the required subjects in English.

You are required to include reading, writing, spelling, grammar, history, mathematics, science, and civics in your homeschool curriculum, and to teach in the English language.

Visit the HSLDA Kentucky page for more information on homeschooling in Kentucky.

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