Kansas Homeschool Laws

Below is a summary of Kansas Homeschool Laws to help you ensure your homeschool is compliant.

Note: The information below is not to be considered legal advice. I’m a homeschool mom with an interest in helping you, not a lawyer. I strongly recommend that you contact your state education department if you have questions specific to your circumstances.

Kansas calls Homeschools Non Accredited Private Schools (NAPS).

Homeschool (Non Accredited Private School)

Independent Private Instruction is what would be considered a typical homeschool with few requirements.

Can I Teach?

You can teach if you’re competent. Seriously. You’re required to be competent per state law, but there isn’t really any detail about how that’s determined.

Do I Have to Notify the State?

Yes. You must submit an online registration form and you should send a copy to your local school so your child isn’t marked absent.

How Many Days a Year do I Have to Teach?

You must teach 186 days with at least 6 hours of instruction each day. This is roughly equivalent to the instruction hours of Kansas public schools (1,116 hours per year).

I strongly recommend keeping attendance to ensure you’re meeting this requirement.

Compulsory Attendance Age

The compulsory attendance age is the age range in which your child must be attending school of some type.

In Kansas, your child must be enrolled from their 7th birthday to their 18th birthday, or when they graduate high school.

Public School Sports

The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) allows homeschoolers to participate in extracurricular activities.

Homeschool students may be dual enrolled in public school and participate in extracurricular activities if they meet other eligibility requirements.

Contact your local school district for more information.

Wrapping Up

Hopefully this summary of Kansas Homeschool Laws gets you started on your homeschool journey with your family!

If you’re just getting started, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed.

The Home Learning Kit can help!

It’s a package of handy learning tools to make your homeschool more fun and engaging, curated by yours truly. Check it out!

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