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Homeschooling in Kentucky

Here are some useful resources that may be helpful as you are getting started. 

Power Homeschool’s Homeschooling in Kentucky site highlights resources, helpful tips, support groups, and so much more!

Homeschool Laws and Requirements in Kentucky

Each state has different rules regarding a parent’s ability to homeschool their children and all the laws that they must follow.

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Homeschool Associations and Support Groups in Kentucky

Some of the best resources to help homeschool families be successful are homeschool associations, support groups, and co-ops.  

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How to Start Homeschooling in Kentucky

If you have decided that homeschool is a good fit for your family, you are probably wondering how to get started with the whole process.  

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Field Trips Available to Homeschoolers in Kentucky

The flexibility to go on more field trips is one of the many perks of homeschooling.  

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Kentucky Homeschool Laws and Requirements

Many states have rules and guidelines regarding parents homeschooling their children. Here are some links to help you find information regarding Kentucky.

 

Important Considerations for Homeschooling Success

Create a Study Plan

When homeschooling in Kentucky, it is important to establish a clean environment where distractions are limited for your child to study on a regular schedule.  Study routines are valuable for learning discipline. They also help your child stay on track with weekly, monthly and yearly academic goals. Create a schedule and expect your child to stick to it. Modify the schedule when necessary to help your child stay challenged while still able to achieve your expectations.  

Read more: 10 Tips to Effectively Homeschool Online

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Build Foundational Knowledge

As your child progresses in their studies, addressing gaps in their foundational knowledge will be crucial to their future success.  For example, if your child struggles with basic math, it may become nearly impossible for them to master more advanced math concepts until they get help with their basic math challenges.  In Acellus courses, Vectored Instruction automatically takes into account a student’s existing knowledge gaps and provides targeted interventions to bridge those gaps.  If a student lacks the foundational understanding required for the new concept, the system automatically provides relevant remedial content before proceeding further.

It is crucial that students achieve early success with online learning so that their confidence will grow. Sometimes it may be necessary to place your child into an earlier course so they can begin experiencing success before they are ready to start moving forward with their learning.  

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KEEP RECORDS AND DOCUMENTATION

You should keep thorough records of your child’s education. This will be beneficial when they apply for colleges or jobs after high school. Power Homeschool’s online parent portal automatically makes it easy to track progress, download coursework examples, attendance, and keep transcripts of classes taken.

It is also a good idea to get student ID cards and parent/teacher ID cards. Many retailers and venues offer teacher or student discounts that can be claimed by showing ID cards. A professional student ID card with a good quality identification photo included is also an good way to show that your student is enrolled is a reputable homeschool program.

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Homeschool Support & Groups in Kentucky

Homeschool parents can successfully implement home educations on their own, but it can begin to feel lonely or stressful. Homeschooling support and co-op groups provide numerous benefits to both parents and children.

Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (CHEK) is a statewide association that provides support and resources to families that have chosen to home educate their children. The organization promotes Christian values, but memberships are open to anyone. Members have access to legal advice, newsletters, support groups, and other helpful resources.

In addition to homeschool associations, homeschoolers can join support groups and co-ops. Homeschool support groups are intended to provide a space for families to network, give advice, and share resources. The groups either meet in person or operate virtually. Whichever method you prefer, you can find a homeschool support group by doing a simple Facebook search. You will surely find a group that fits your family’s preferences and values.

Homeschool co-ops are similar to support groups, but they tend to have a more academic focus. Families get together for academic activities and provide group learning opportunities for their students. Many co-ops have a specific focus, such as STEM or the arts. The structure of the co-ops depends on the group, but parents often take turns teaching the group or hire tutors. Homeschool support groups and co-ops also allow students to socialize with peers and make friends who are also homeschooled.

Check out our Power Homeschool Parent Support groups!

How to Start Homeschooling in Kentucky

Decisions about your child’s education never come easy. If you are considering homeschool as an option for your family, there are a few things you should consider before getting started. First, do thorough research on the laws and regulations in Kentucky. There is a lot of information out there, so make sure you use the most up-to-date resources.

Getting started with homeschool looks different for each family. However, everyone should officially withdraw their students from their public or private schools. Next, you should select a homeschool method or curriculum program. Power Homeschool offers an online program for students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. We provide numerous tools and resources to help homeschool parents and students to enjoy successful homeschool journeys.

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Homeschool Field Trips in Kentucky

Field trips complement the learning process for every student. Homeschoolers, however, have the flexibility to go on more field trips than their peers in traditional schools. Kentucky has many options for field trips and learning opportunities, and here are a few:

    With history museums, science centers, zoos, and more, there is no shortage of field trips in Kentucky. The following are only a few of the many field trip options available to homeschoolers in Kentucky:

      • Kentucky Museum in Bowling Green: On the Western Kentucky University campus, this museum hosts numerous long-term and traveling exhibits that honor the history and culture of Kentucky.
      • Louisville Zoological Gardens in Louisville: Home to more than 1,000 species, this zoo offers numerous exhibits, educational programs, and so much more!
      • Kentucky Science Center in Louisville: Even the most curious learner will be satisfied at this science center with dozens of interactive exhibits, group visits, special events, and summer camps.
      • Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort: Homeschoolers can tour Kentucky’s capitol building to learn about the history, government, and culture of the state they call home.
      • Lincoln Museum of Kentucky in Hodgeville: This museum celebrates President Abraham Lincoln’s life with a series of dioramas and artifacts about the country’s 16th President.
      • Boone Station State Historic Site in Lexington: Daniel Boone is known for his role in exploring and settling in the region that encompasses Kentucky. Today, this site commemorates the American pioneer and his family.
      • East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium in Prestonsburg: Serving as a hub for STEM education, this science center offers field trip opportunities and summer camps focused on biology, astronomy, and hands-on learning.
      • Highlands Museum and Discovery Center in Ashland: This museum is home to a vast number of exhibits, covering topics of music history, wars, expedition, and so much more! With so many educational experiences, students of all ages are sure to learn something new.

      We hope this provides homeschool parents and students with resources and information to get started with homeschooling in California. If you have any questions about Power Homeschool’s online curriculum, contact us today!

       

      Disclaimer: The information provided on this web page is for general information purposes only. The information provided does not constitute legal advice and may not contain the most up-to-date information.

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