How to Homeschool in Kentucky
- An overview of Kentucky homeschool laws,
- An introduction to homeschool groups in Kentucky, and
- A description of how Moving Beyond the Page can help you get started.
Kentucky Homeschool LawsBefore you start your homeschooling process, you should understand what Kentucky requires of all homeschools. You must do the following:
- Have 175 days of 6 hour instruction each year,
- Include reading, writing, spelling, grammar, history, mathematics, science, and civics in your curriculum,
- Notify the superintendent of your local school board of your child's enrollment in homeschool via a Letter of Intent, and
- Keep a record of your child's instruction and attendance.
The Kentucky Letter of Intent is a simple, formal letter that states that your child/children will be homeschooling. You must send this letter in order to begin homeschooling. If you want more information about the letter as well as a sample letter, click this link to download a PDF from the Kentucky Department of Education. (The sample letter is on the last page.)
The state of Kentucky also requires that you keep a record/portfolio of your child's instruction. This can include a teaching plan, sample work done by your child, tests, and a progress report. You should also track your child's attendance, all courses taken, and the grades received for each class.
Homeschool Groups in Kentucky
Homeschooling your children is a daunting task, but there are many groups and organizations in Kentucky to help you out. Here are some organizations you may want to look into.
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 Kentucky
Moving Beyond the Page is a homeschool curriculum that exceeds the requirements for homeschooling in the state of Kentucky. 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 Kentucky 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.