Homeschooling in Kentucky: Start Here

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

Kentucky has more legal requirements than most states.

Kentucky Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Kentucky

There are an estimated 25,893 home educated students in Kentucky

Kentucky requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. There are state required subjects. The KY government does not conduct any state assessments of homeschoolers.

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Kentucky 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.

There is no required level of education for parents in Kentucky to educate their children at home.

Kentucky vaccine information

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Kentucky Homeschool Law

Kentucky State Standards and Common Core

Kentucky adopted the Common Core in February 2010 before the standards were even complete. The risk was eventually rewarded with a $17 million grant through Race to the Top, which would cover less than 5% of the implementation cost. Kentucky withdrew from PARCC on January 31, 2014, citing cost as a reason for discontinuing the partnership.

State Subject Requirements

Parents must provide instruction in English and must cover the same branches of study as required in the public schools (reading, writing, spelling, grammar, history, mathematics, and civics).

Important KY legal information links

Kentucky Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in KY

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Kentucky! Click here to get started.

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.

Help Homeschooling in KY

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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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