In order to legally homeschool your child in Kansas, you must comply with the following:
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According to the Kansas Department of Education, “Compulsory school attendance laws apply to children who have reached the age of 7 and those who are under 18 years of age (may be under 7 for children identified as handicapped). Every parent or guardian of children in that age group must require such children to attend a public, private, denominational, or parochial school for the duration of the school term.”
Homeschools in Kansas are considered “Non-Accredited Private Schools” (NAPS) and must follow regulations pertaining to private schools. Homeschools satisfy the state’s compulsory attendance laws but are not accredited by the State Board of Education (K.S.A. 72-4345). As a homeschooler, you are responsible for acquiring books and curriculum materials and maintaining all records.
Even though Kansas does not highly regulate homeschooling, there are some Kansas homeschool requirements you must satisfy when you homeschool:
Although not required, you may choose to follow the state’s recommendation for coursework based on the Kansas Curricular Standards:
Although Kansas homeschool laws don’t have specific requirements for recordkeeping, it is recommended that families homeschooling in Kansas keep detailed homeschool portfolios. These can include grades, attendance, samples of the student’s work, etc. If your child is planning on enrolling in public school or another accredited school at some point or receiving a post secondary education, having a portfolio or high school transcript will be useful, and in some cases, necessary.
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The Sunflower State has recommended graduation requirements for students in non-accredited private schools. They are as follows:
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