Tag: athletics

Statement Supporting Texas’ House Bill 347 and Senate Bill 391

Canton, Ma., 3/19/15—The University Interscholastic League (UIL) requires student athletes to be full-time students in regular attendance at the school they represent, thus effectively barring homeschooled students from participation in athletics at their local public schools. House Bill 347 and Senate Bill 391 could change this, requiring the UIL to change its criteria to allow homeschooled students to compete for their local schools.

Statement Supporting West Virginia’s House Bill 2749

For Immediate Release: Sports Access Benefits Homeschooled Students Canton, Ma., 3/13/15—The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission requires student athletes to be enrolled in the public school they represent, thus barring participation by homeschooled students. House Bill 2749… Read More

Statement Supporting Virginia’s House Bill 1626

For Immediate Release: Public School Sports Access Benefits Homeschooled Students Canton, Ma., 3/13/2015—The Virginia High School League (VHSL) requires student athletes to be regular students at the school they represent, thus barring homeschooled students from participation. House Bill… Read More

Statement Supporting Kansas’ Senate Bill 60

For Immediate Release: Homeschooled Students Benefit from Extracurricular Access Canton, Ma.—The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) requires student athletes to be students at the school they represent, thus barring homeschooled students from participation. Senate Bill 60… Read More

Statement Supporting Nebraska’s Legislature Bill 103

For Immediate Release: Public School Sports Access Benefits Homeschooled Students Canton, Ma.—The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) requires student athletes to be enrolled at least half time in the schools they represent. Legislature Bill 103 could change this,… Read More

Statement Supporting Hawaii’s House Bill 468

For Immediate Release: Access to Public School Extracurriculars Benefits Homeschoolers Canton, Ma.—The Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) requires student athletes to be enrolled as students in the schools they represent, thus barring homeschooled students from participation. House… Read More

2015 Statement Supporting New York Assembly Bill 3678 and Senate Bill 2175

For Immediate Release: Public School Athletics Should Be Open to Homeschoolers Canton, Ma., 3/11/15—Currently, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) requires student athletes to be “regularly enrolled” at the public school they represent, thus… Read More

Statement Supporting Missouri’s House Bill 232

For Immediate Release: Public School Sports Access Benefits Homeschooled Students Canton, Ma., 3/11/15—Currently, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) requires student athletes to be enrolled in an 80% course load at the school they represent. House… Read More

Homeschool Sports Access Timeline

This listing of sports access bills is not yet complete. If you have a sports access bill we should add to this list, whether for the current legislative session or for a previous session, please email us at research@responsiblehomeschooling.org. 2015… Read More

Kentucky to Consider Sports Access Bill

In Kentucky, homeschools are legally considered private schools. Local school districts may allow private school students (including homeschooled students) to enroll part-time or to participate in extracurricular activities, including athletics. However, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) requires student athletes to be “full time”… Read More