How to Homeschool in Kansas


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Homeschooling in Kansas

Kansas may be known for its beautiful countryside and stunning rock formations, it not the easiest place to begin homeschooling your family. However, while Kansas may not recognize homeschooling as a way to educate your child, you can still teach your child from home. Kansas's law pertaining to homeschool can seem very confusing and stressful, but this article will help to simplify what you need to do in order to teach your family from the comforts of home.
In this article you will find an:
  • Overview of Kansas homeschool laws
  • Introduction to homeschool groups in Kansas
  • Description of how Moving Beyond the Page can help you get started

* This page does not contain legal advice and is not an endorsement of any homeschool groups listed. (see disclaimer)

Kansas Homeschool Laws

If you wish to homeschool your child you will have to become a non-accredited private school. Basically this means that you are a homeschool, but you call yourself a private school. In order to become a non-accredited private school and be recognized by the state you will need to do the following:
  • Create a name for your private school and register the name and address with the State Board of Education
  • Provide at least 186 days of instruction
  • Plan, schedule all academia work
  • Provide periodical testing
  • Provide a competent instructor
You will not need to have your child submit to standardized tests, nor are you required to have state or local approval of you private school. It is important to note that whenever you are dealing with officials to refer to your homeschool as a private school, else the officials will not recognize your child's education.

Homeschool Groups in Kansas

Homeschooling your children is a daunting task, but there are many groups and organizations in Kansas to help you out. Here are some organizations you may want to look into.

Christian Home Educators Confederation of Kansas (CHECK)
This Christian homeschool group is great for those who are beginning homeschool in Kansas. They provide information about the laws and how to start your home private school, as well as support for those who need encouragement and help. CHECK also helps you find a support group that is close to you and best fits your needs. Finally you can find information on the state conferences for homeschool families, where you can meet other homeschool families and learn more about the home private school life.
Charity Christian Academy (CCA)
Charity Christian Academy is an umbrella school in which your child can be homeschooled using one of the CCA approved online curriculum, but CCA will hold and maintain all records for your child. Charity Christian Academy also offers report cards, diplomas, and transcripts for college for your family.
Christ Prep Academy Athletics
This homeschool group offers several schools as well as homeschool children the opportunity to partake in sports, when they may not be able to otherwise. Christ Prep Academy Athletics offers a wide variety of sport for your child to take part in; some include football, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, soccer, tack & field, and wrestling.
Homeschoolers’ Conundrums
Homeschoolers’ Conundrums is a homeschool group centered around the Kansas City Metro area. They welcome all homeschool families no matter what educational philosophies you have. This group offers field trips, play dates, learning groups, and educational tours, but most of all they offer a place for you to meet other homeschool parents and children that you can share your experiences with. At the Homeschoolers’ Conundrums you can find support and a place to learn about new experiences.
Southeast Kansas Homeschoolers
This small homeschool groups knows how hard it can be to find other homeschoolers especially when you are out in rural Kansas. They provide a place where you can meet with other families to provide support and offer and advice or experience to those who are new or want to try something new in their lesson plans. Southeast Kansas Homeschoolers also offers fieldtrips for its members so that homeschool kids can also get together and have fun while still learning.
Homeschool Kansas City - Midwest Parent Educators
Midwest Parent Educators (MPE) has served the Kansas City homeschool community since 1986. More than 1,000 area homeschool families benefit through annual conferences, Encouragement Days for moms, used curriculum sales, high school graduation ceremonies, and more.
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NOTE: You can find a wealth of local and state groups offering homeschooling advice and support on sites such as Facebook and Yahoo Groups. You can search by city or county, religious preference, homeschooling philosophy, and more. You will need a free account on these sites to join one of their groups.

A Homeschool Curriculum for Kansas

Moving Beyond the Page is a homeschool curriculum that exceeds the requirements for homeschooling in the state of Kansas. All of the Moving Beyond the Page packages cover science, social studies, and language arts, and we offer a range of math programs as well. The Kansas legal requirements are only a starting point, and our curriculum utilizes a range of educational strategies that are designed to foster a love of learning in children including:

  • Hands-on activities,
  • Differentiated options, and
  • Independent projects.

Moving Beyond the Page encourages critical thinking and creativity while encouraging your child's unique learning style like no other curriculum on the market. If your child is a hands-on learner, a gifted learner, or a creative free-thinker, then you should look into Moving Beyond the Page for your child.

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Any information about the laws in your state is provided to help you understand your legal requirements to homeschool in your state. It should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. This information was not compiled by a lawyer. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under. If you have questions, you should seek the advice of a lawyer that operates in your state.

Moving Beyond the Page does not endorse any of the homeschool groups that are included in these pages. They are provided only for your benefit. You should research any group to ensure that they align with your family's goals and philosophies.