J. Michael Smith, Esq.
Michael P. Farris, Esq.
Public School Access for Homeschoolers—A Legal Summary
State law permits nonenrolled students to participate in any activities sanctioned by the Wyoming High School Activities Association offered by the district. Wyoming Statutes Chapter 4 § 21-4-506. The Wyoming High School Activities Association allows home educated students to play on participating schools’ sports teams. WHSAA Rules 3.1.3, 6.2.0, 6.4.
Wyoming Statutes Chapter 4 § 21-4-506
21-4-506. Participation in activities by students not enrolled in the district; limitation on fees.
(a) Any school age child who is a resident of a school district, who is not under suspension or expulsion by a Wyoming school district and who is not enrolled as a full-time student in the district in which he resides, shall be permitted by the district to participate in any activities which are sanctioned by the Wyoming high school activities association and which are offered by the district subject to the following:
(i) The district may require the student to pay any fees for participation which are required by the Wyoming high school activities association;
(ii) The district may charge that student an additional fee for participating, but that fee shall be no more than any fee for participating charged to full-time students of the district. The district shall not require that student to pay tuition or to pay any other fees or charges as a condition of participation;
(iii) As a condition of participation, the student shall be required to comply with all other rules and policies of the district or any school activities association applicable to all students participating in the activity and not related to the assessment of fees or charges.