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Kansas Home School Laws
Compulsory School Age
“reached the age of 7 and under the age of 18 years”
*”Compulsory attendance age ends at 16 years with parental consent.”
Links for Kansas Homeschool Law:
Homeschool help for Kansas Homeschoolers
|Kansas Legal Home Schooling Options:|
|Option: 1||Option: 2||Option: 3|
|Legal Option:||Operate a home school as a non-accredited private school||Operate a home school as a satellite of an accredited private school||Qualify for a state board of education approved religious exemption in the high school grades|
|Attendance:||“substantially equivalent to . . . the public schools” (i.e., 186 days per year or 1116 hours per year; 1086 hours for 12th grade)||Same as left||As prescribed in the approval process|
|Subjects:||None||Reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, spelling, English grammar and composition, civil government, United States and Kansas history, patriotism and duties of a citizen, health, and hygiene.
||As prescribed in the approval process|
|Qualifications:||Must be a “competent” teacher (however, local school board has no authority to define or evaluate “competence” of private school teachers)||Must be a “competent” teacher (however, local school board has no authority to define or evaluate “competence” of private school teachers)||As prescribed in the approval process|
|Notice:||Register name and address of school with the state board of education (not subject to approval)
*Always refer to your home school as a “private school” when dealing with officials- not as a “home school.”
|None||As prescribed in the approval process|
|Recordkeeping:||None||As prescribed by the supervising private school||As prescribed in the approval process|
|Testing:||None||As prescribed by the supervising private school||As prescribed in the approval process|
Additional Home School Progams Information Provided by Home School Legal Defense Association.
© 2012 NOTE: This summary is not intended to be, and does not constitute, the giving of legal advice. Many states have unclear compulsory attendance statutes, and the courts of those states vary in their interpretation of the statutes. Therefore, there is no guarantee any state will accept all of the options for compliance listed under each state. This summary is not intended to be a substitute for individual reliance on privately retained legal counsel such as that provided by Home School Legal Defense Association. Bridgeway’s advisors will talk to you about your homeschool concerns.
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