Updated: Jul 17, 2020
A lot of people are considering homeschooling their kids next school due to the safety concerns with coronavirus. Here is everything you need to know about homeschooling in Kentucky:
Homeschooling is treated as an individual private school, therefore it is up to the parent to provide the curriculum. Stay tuned for a list of homeschool curriculums you can purchase and references for homeschools.
Here is the link to the Home School Information Packet from the Kentucky Department of Education.
Notify the superintendent in writing of your intention to homeschool your child(ren). Best practice says 2 weeks or 10 business days prior to the start of the new school year, but not entirely necessary.The letter your write to the superintendent must include:
Name(s) of Child(ren)
Here are the addresses of each school district in and around Louisville:
Jefferson County Public School
Pupil Personnel/ Home School
Attn: Kim McEntire
P.O. Box 34020
Louisville, Ky 40232-4020
Oldham County Public School
6165 W. Hwy 146
Crestwood, Ky 40014
Spencer County Board of Education
207 W. Main St.
Taylorsville, Ky 40071
Nelson County Schools
288 Wildcat Ln
Bardstown, Ky 40004
Bullitt County Public Schools
1040 Hwy 44E,
Shepherdsville, Ky 40165
Henry County Public Schools
326 S. Main St.
New Castle, Ky 40050
Shelby County Public Schools
1155 W. Main St.
Shelbyville, Ky 40066-0159
Trimble County Schools
116 Wentworth Ave.
Bedford, Ky 40006
Hardin County Schools
65 W. A. Jenkins Rd
Elizabethtown, Ky 42701
Meade County Schools
1155 Old Ekron Rd
Brandenburg, Ky 40108
Please verify that this is the correct address, page 6 of the Homeschool Information packet from the Kentucky Department of Education
Establish a school name for future records and diplomas
Record and maintain progress in all subjects taught
Record Courses taught
Record All Grades
Keep a portfolio of best sample work
Keep accurate attendance records.
Must be readily available in case of inquiry
Minimum of 1062 instructional hours over the course of a minimum of 170 days.
Subjects taught should include:
It is a parents right to offer other subjects including secondary languages, religion, life skills/ Home economics etc.
It is a requirement that all core instruction be offered in the English Language.
Students from non-accredited/ non-certified private schools or homeschools do not receive a diploma recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education
It is the responsibility of the homeschool to issue a diploma to the student(s)
Homeschools cannot seek traditional accreditation
Unless a homeschooling family functions as a satellite classroom for an accredited/ certified school, other schools or agencies may require documentation or other verification before accepting homeschool diplomas
Some homeschooled children take the GED exam to obtain standard credentials, others take the SAT or ACT tests
Extracurricular activities sponsored by the public schools is decided upon by individual school districts
There are a multitude of extracurricular activities your child(ren) can enjoy that does not involve a public school including sports, scouts, 4-H, robotics, music, etc. Some even have the potential to earn college scholarships. Stay tuned for more information on those.
No Pass/ No Drive for homeschooled students is the same as for students attending public schools for more information please visit this link
Enrolling/ re-enrolling in public schools
If you choose to enroll in a public school after being homeschooled, the school district is responsible for proper placement and awarding credits for non- certified private school
If there is no proper certified transcript, the schools may place the students either by passing a similar exam or the student must attain a "c" average int he course by the 12th week of school
Students who complete a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law qualify for federal student aid (grants, loans and work-study funds)
Visit the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid Website for complete information regarding eligibility.