Helpful Links

LEGAL HELP / ORGANIZATIONS
HSLDA--Home School Legal Defense Association
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms.
HSLDA - Kentucky specific info
Information and news directly related to homeschooling in Kentucky.
CHEK--Christian Home Educators of Kentucky
Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (CHEK) is a statewide homeschooling educational and informational organization established to assist families who choose to educate their children according to the dictates of their conscience and their fundamental rights as parents.
KY Academic Standards
BOOKS WE RECOMMEND FOR PARENTS
So You're Thinking About Homeschooling
by Lisa Welchel
Educating the Wholehearted Child
by Clay & Sally Clarkson
The Well-Trained Mind
by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise
A Charlotte Mason Companion
by Karen Andreola
For the Children's Sake
by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
A Thomas Jefferson Education
by Oliver DeMille
Honey for a Child's Heart
by Gladys Hunt
Read for the Heart
By Sarah Clarkson
PLAN / ORGANIZE / CURRICULUM
How to Homeschool 101
Methods of Homeschooling
Five different approaches to homeschooling
Homeschool Reviews
Curriculum reviews for homeschool parents by homeschool parents.
Homeschooling PK to Middle School
Homeschooling High School
Sites for Teaching
Educational websites ranked by popularity.
Schoolhouse Teachers
Low cost, Grades PK-12. Many subjects, resources, different learning styles.
LESSON PLANS
Crayola Art Lessons
FREE, Grades PK-12, all subjects.
Scholastic
FREE, Grades PK-12, all subjects.
Discovery Education
FREE, Grades K-12, all subjects.
Softschools
FREE, Grades PK-12, all subjects.
Read Write Think
FREE, Grades K-12, reading & writing plans.
Easy Peasy Lessons
FREE, Grades K-12, all subjects.
SUBJECTS
ART - Lessons
FREE, Grades: middle - high school.
MATH - Support
FREE - All grades, detailed instructions, online lessons, games, worksheets. In the search field type Year and then the grade, ex: Year 5 for fifth grade curriculum.
MATH - puzzlers
FREE - critical thinking, puzzles, following directions games
MUSIC - Piano Lessons
FREE, learn to play the piano.
READING - Online library
FREE, e-books to read online or download. Large literary library. If you cannot find a book in the local library, try this site.
READING - Starfall
FREE - Early literacy/reading.
READING - BOOK IT! Pizza Hut Reading Program
FREE, grades K-6
SPELLING - Spelling City
FREE - Create an online account to use spelling & vocabulary lists, games. You can design your own lists.
ELECTIVES
KY Distance Learning
KET Distance Learning, online classes.
Basic First Aid & CPR
FREE, basic first aid & CPR class, test & certificate.
Budget & Finance
FREE, Grades 9-12.
Drivers Ed - KY Course
Cost involved, online course.
Typing
FREE, create an account and learn to type, beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons.
Software & Web Development
Webucator decided to make all of their self-paced courses available for free to homeschoolers, no adults. This includes courses on web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Photoshop, Dreamweaver and many others.
To register for a course, do the following:
Go to our Self-paced Courses page.
Browse through the courses.
Click the Order Now button next to the course.
Enter HOMESCHOOL for the Coupon Code and click Validate Coupon.
Complete the registration.
GRADUATION / COLLEGE PLANNING
Homeschooling thru High School
Click on the tabs: before HS, during HS, and after HS for planning information.
KY Graduation Requirements
SAT Prep/Plan
Sample Transcripts
Sample Transcripts from HSDLA
Home School Transcripts
HOME SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

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NO PASS / NO DRIVE
Drivers Ed
Compliance Letter & Form
Statute KRS.159.051
Statute KAR 13.070
SPECIAL NEEDS INFORMATION
Center for Courageous Kids
The Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, KY, offers camping/retreat programs free of charge to children and families living with chronic or life-threatening illnesses or disabilities. The camp enables children to have fun, find respite, feel normal, and forget their everyday struggles and challenges. This is a medical facility camp that manages disabilities of all kinds.
Dyslexia Association of the Pennyrile
The Dyslexia Association was organized in 1970 by a group of parents, teachers, and other individuals interested in learning disabilities. We are a United Way Agency.
BLOGS (by area homeschoolers)
My Blessed Life
Challenge House 1
Little House on the 100 Farm
In a New Place
Homeschooling With the Huddlestons
PACHEK DOWNLOADS / FORMS
PACHEK Constitution
Statement of Faith Form
Release of Liability Form