If you have chosen to homeschool in Kansas, you may need information, resources, and curriculum that will help you get started. This page aims to help guide you through the process of homeschooling in the Sunflower state. Take a few minutes to read through it, and feel free to share this page with other new homeschoolers in your state.
To find out more about the legal requirements for homeschooling in Kansas, Time4Learning recommends that you visit your state’s Department of Education website. Each state in the U.S. has different requirements for homeschooling families, and these requirements can frequently change, so we suggest doing thorough research to make sure that you are complying with your individual state regulations. You can also visit one of these sites:
- The Home School Mom’s Kansas support page
- Homeschool World Kansas support groups
- High School Homeschooling Laws by State
Legal disclaimer: This page provides suggestions and information on how to meet the mandatory school attendance laws in Kansas. It is not intended and should not be used as definitive legal advice. In most states, parents find a variety of legal methods to pursue the educational approach that they prefer for their child.
Kansas is One of the Best States to Homeschool
From what we’ve heard about other states, Kansas is one of the best states to homeschool! Some people have even moved there for the sole purpose of homeschooling. People from Massachusetts, California, and Missouri have come to Kansas for the ease of homeschooling. State testing is not required unless you sign-up with a virtual school or other publicly funded school. You are not looked upon as a “homeschool” but rather a “non-accredited private school.” There are also no reviews or committees to look over the child’s progress. Just to be on the safe side though, parents often still save samples of their children’s work.
Time4Learning is vibrant, engaging, educational, and funny. It sure beats our previous homeschool curriculum which was textbook/workbook based.
Time4Learning is so effective that very little intervention is required. This works great if you’re homeschooling multiple children.
Meeting Homeschooling Laws in Kansas
In Kansas, students are required to complete 1,116 hours of instruction time in one school year. Parents are also required to keep record of what is completed and how. In homeschool, those 1,116 hours are easily reached by doing a variety of “classes.” Say your children complete their Time4Learning block and then move on into extra math time, reading, writing, and handwriting. They might spend half an hour with their foreign language program and then the rest of the day filling in those extra hours. The children may have “nature class” outdoors, “cooking class” and “life skills 101,” where they learn to separate laundry, clean the litter box, feed the chickens, etc. Twice a week, you may have “P.E class” at the local gym to play racquetball and swim.
A Typical Homeschooling Day
There are many different styles of homeschooling, but here is an example of a “typical” homeschooling day. In the morning, as the school bus rolls by, your children sleepily awaken from their slumber on their own. They eat breakfast and do some chores before beginning their day of school. After the animals are fed, the dishes are complete, and a new load of laundry in the washer, everyone settles into their studies. Since your children may not be able to all be online at once, they may take turns. One might study with Time4Learning while the others do handwriting, math, or reading. It could only take about three hours for everybody to get through their day. After that, they don’t have any homework and they have plenty of outdoor/recess/nature class time.
In fourth grade language arts, Jose and Jenae learn how to solve a mystery in the Mysterious Missing Ball.
In this lesson, students are asked to solve a mystery using observation skills and clues.
Homeschooling with Time4Learning
Time4Learning’s experience shows that there is no single, best homeschool material. Rather than feeling torn between homeschool resources, parents should select a diverse blend of materials and activities.
For families with more than one child, choosing a homeschool curriculum can be more problematic. What works for one child may not work for another. What works for one subject may not work on the next. What works one year, may fall flat the very next year.
Some of the features that make Time4Learning so successful include:
- Time4Learning appeals to a wide range of learning styles. Our online learning materials are especially well-suited to children who are visual or kinesthetic learners. These children can take advantage of Time4Learning’s interactive, multi-media materials.
- Children like using the computer to learn. It’s a convenient, interactive homeschool resource that provides a welcome change each day to paper-and-pencil workbooks and textbook-based lessons.
- Parents like that it tracks progress and helps children advance by clearly presenting and reinforcing each lesson.
- Time4Learning’s self-paced, modularized lesson plans allow you to move forward and back through the materials whenever you want. You can skip lessons that teach concepts your child has already mastered and repeat those he or she has not. The choice is yours. With Time4Learning, you are always in control.
Time4Learning is proven effective with homeschoolers, has a low monthly price, is easy-to-use, and provides a money-back guarantee so you can make sure that it works for your children!
Sign up for Time4Learning as part of your overall homeschool curriculum.
If you have any more questions or comments about homeschooling in Kansas, head over to the Kansas Parent Forum.
Some Helpful Tools and Resources
Welcome to Homeschooling Guide – Are you new to homeschooling? This guide was written by seasoned homeschoolers to answer some of the difficult questions new families often struggle with.
Curriculum Lesson Plans – An overview of what’s available for each grade and subject.
Homeschool Portfolio Information – Answers common questions about homeschool portfolios and evaluations. It includes tips on organization methods, what to include and how Time4Learning can be used as part of your homeschool portfolio.
Online Parent’s Forum – Reach out to homeschoolers in your area, join discussions, ask questions and trade ideas on our online community of homeschooling parents. Having the support of seasoned homeschoolers can really help make your homeschooling journey a success.
Hints & Help Section – Whether you’re new to Time4Learning, a long term member, or a future member with questions about how the program works, this section answers questions about navigation, lesson planning & previewing, how the teacher guides and worksheets work, and more!
Puffin Academy App – Learn how to use Time4Learning on most mobile devices with the Puffin Academy app for iOS and Android! Get details on this kid-friendly app, including how to download and use it on the go with Time4Learning.