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

 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 and 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.