Homeschooling in Kentucky
Please note, this is not intended as legal advice. This is for informational purposes only and should you choose to Homeschool in Kentucky then you need to double check the Kentucky Department of Education website for current regulations.
The state of Kentucky treats homeschool as a private school. As a homeschool in Kentucky you'll need to follow these requirements:
- Notify the Board of Education Every Year
- Every year, within the first two weeks of school starting, you must notify the local board of education. The notice should list the students in attendance at your school and include their names, ages, and addresses.
- Keep Attendance and Report Cards
- You must keep attendance reports and report cards in a similar manner as your local public schools do. Typically these must be updated every 6-12 weeks, depending on your school schedule.
- Teach for the Required Period of Time
- A parent must ensure that at least 1,062 hours of instruction is provided to their child. This has to be done over at least 170 days.
- Teach School in the English Language
- 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.
The best way to stay on top of changes in homeschool regulations is to connect with other local homeschoolers in Kentucky.
Kentucky Secular Homeschool Groups
Bluegrass Homeschool Learning Cooperative
“Secular and inclusive homeschool co-op serving the Greater Lexington, KY area since 2007.”
“This secular group is open to all individuals interested in homeschooling. The organizers are located near Louisville, Kentucky, so many group activities will be focused on that area (but are not limited to just Jefferson County).”
“This is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are dedicated to providing homeschooled children with opportunities to participate in educational classes, field trips, activities, et cetera. Louisville Homeschool, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or lack thereof, gender, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or disability.”
Mid-West Secular Homeschoolers
“The Mid-West Secular Homeschoolers Facebook Group has been formed to give homeschooling families in the Mid-West (and beyond!) who prefer to take a secular approach to their children’s education a place for information, advice and support.”
“This group is for ALL HOMESCHOOLERS in the Kentuckiana area. We are excited to be able to offer a variety of field trip opportunities.”