Homeschooling in Kansas: Start Here

Welcome to the home page for homeschooling in Kansas. If you are searching for information about KS homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.

It is not difficult to start homeschooling in Kansas!

Kansas Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Kansas

There are an estimated 18,210 home educated students in Kansas

Kansas requires families to report their decision to homeschool only one time. KS does not require that home educators take specific subjects or classes. The KS government does not conduct any state assessments of homeschoolers.

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Kansas does not prohibit parents from homeschooling based on their legal or criminal history. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, prohibit some parents based on their criminal history or by someone living in the home.

To homeschool in Kansas, parents must satisfy a minimum level of education: Parents must be “competent” instructors. No law defines what this means, and officials are not allowed to exercise discretion.

Kansas vaccine information

Yes, there is. Yes, no records submitted.

Kansas Homeschool Law

Kansas State Standards and Common Core

Though two legislative efforts to stop the Common Core in Kansas have looked promising, one was narrowly defeated and the other tabled. Nevertheless, a lawsuit pending in Kansas challenges Kansas’ efforts to implement the Next Generation Science Standards as allegedly violative of the First Amendment.

Common Core Implications

Kansas requires homeschool families to file an intent to homeschool, but this as done as a “private school.” Therefore, no personal information about students can be obtained through this process.

State Subject Requirements

Requirements depend on the legal option used for homeschooling.

Private School:

None. However, instruction must be planned and scheduled and periodic testing must occur.

Umbrella School:

If enrolling in an unaccredited private school, there are no state requirements. However, accredited private schools are required to provide instruction in reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, spelling, English grammar and composition, civil government, U.S. and Kansas history, patriotism and duties of a citizen, health and hygiene, and (for high school only) U.S. government and the U.S. Constitution.

Important KS legal information links

Kansas Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in KS

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Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups

Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.

Local Common Core Action Groups

Find Homeschool Curriculum

We make it incredibly easy to find the right homeschool curriculum for your family. View our list of homeschool curriculum to get started.

Kansas Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in KS

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Sources: State-by-state education laws, state-by-state education bylaws, Dept. Education, local homeschool groups, and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
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