How to Start Homeschooling in Kentucky

As a result of COVID-19, homeschooling is on the rise. For some, this is a short-term arrangement, and others have discovered that homeschooling is perfect for their family. In case you don’t know, homeschooling is simply the practice of educating your kids from home. Some families choose to collaborate through homeschooling cooperatives and extracurricular leagues to enrich the home school experience.

Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. When exploring the homeschooling route, please be aware that the laws and policies that govern homeschooling differ by state. If you wonder if homeschooling is a good fit for your family, you probably have questions about how to begin the process and what resources are available. Because of this, we created a series entitled, How to Start Homeschooling. In each installment, we will discuss homeschooling rules and resources for each state. In today’s installment, we will discuss homeschooling in Kentucky.

What you need to know:

  • Kentucky Homeschool Law states that you must submit a Letter of Intent to the district superintendent ten days before school begins and submit the letter each year that you intend to homeschool.
  • If you need to remove your kid from school, fill out and submit a withdrawal letter to remove him/her officially.
  • There are no particular requirements for homeschool teachers in Kentucky.
  • Homeschool learners must receive a minimum of 185 days of instruction per year.
  • There are eight required subjects for homeschool learners, reading, writing, spelling, grammar, history, mathematics, civics, and science.
  • The state of Kentucky requires that an attendance record, classes, and grades be kept for each homeschool kid and suggests a portfolio of each kid’s work.
  • Homeschool learners in Kentucky do not have to let their kids participate in standardized testing.
  • If you re-enroll your kid in a public school, check with your school to see their assessment protocols and placement as they vary by school.


You may also want to check out the Home School Legal Defense Association – Kentucky and the Christian Home Educators of Kentucky 

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