Kentucky

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Homeschooling in Kentucky

Our summary below describes the overall picture of homeschooling requirements in the state of Kentucky. Additional and more extensive help can be found within our e-book: Kentucky Homeschool Legal Workbook: Your Guide to Compliance - Facts & Forms, prepared by HomeSchoolLegal.com.

 Approach 1

 
 Approach: Establish a homeschool as a private school
   
 Restrictions: Teacher certification not required
   
 Reporting: Notify the local board of education of students in attendance within two weeks of the start of the school year.
   
 Recordkeeping: Maintain an attendance register and scholarship reports, which may be open to inspection.
   
 Requirements: Subjects required include reading, writing, spelling, grammar, history, mathematics and civics, to be taught in English.
   
 Testing: None
   
 Compulsory  Attendance: Applies to children between the ages of 6 and 16. An unmarried child between the ages of 16 and 18, who has not graduated high school, may withdraw with written permission.
   
 Source of Law: Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated, Section 159.010 et. Seq.
 
 NOTE: This is not intended to be legal advice and is offered only as an educational service for visitors to www.Home-School-Inc.com and www.HomeSchoolLegal.com. It is not a substitute for competent legal advice. Requirements may change at any time, and interpretations of the law and regulations can differ. Consult a legal services provider and a local homeschooling support group for more specific information.
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