Steps To Apply
If you are considering Homeschooling please be advised of the following:
Homeschool law TCA 49-6-3050 states, "A "home school" is a school conducted or directed by a parent or parents or a legal guardian or guardians for their own children". Therefore, a parent or guardian not only must be PRESENT during Homeschooling hours, but also be conducting or directing the education of their child.
Please note, new students beyond the 10th grade are only accepted if transferring from
TKA Day Program or on a case-by-case basis.
Step 1: Overview
The Overview will familiarize you with the benefits and expectations our program. As the teaching parent, it is your responsibility to take the lead in the education of your student(s), and our Homeschool Umbrella is available to support your endeavor. The TKA Homeschool Coordinator will always be available to help you successfully meet the requirements of the State of Tennessee and of our Umbrella Program.
STep 3: Contact Coordinator
Please contact the Homeschool Coordinator of your intention to apply. As part of this initial contact please include:
Name and grade for each student you intend to enroll
Name of the school and county where your student is zoned.
If you have a Kindergarten child, please include answers to these questions:
1) What is your personal experience with homeschooling?
2) Why would you like to homeschool your child?
3) Have you read and understood the Tennessee laws regarding homeschooling?
4) Who will be teaching your homeschooling student?
5) Does your child have any learning disabilities or or other diagnosed challenges to learning?
6) How will you provide social interaction for your child (Co-op, Sports, Church, etc.)?
STep 4: Print Forms
Please print the Release of Records form located on the Documents page and complete one for each student you plan to homeschool.
Mark on the form to send ALL the documents on record with your child's current school.
STep 5: Contact current school
Inform your current school(s) that you are applying to The King’s Academy Homeschool Umbrella by submitting the Release of Records form.
Encourage the school to mail or email the records to us as soon as possible. This may take up to two weeks, depending upon the time of year.
DO NOT OFFICIALLY WITHDRAW YOUR STUDENT YET.
Inform the Homeschool Coordinator that this form has been turned in and to be expecting the records.
STep 6: Review of Released Records
Please allow us a week for the processing of your child's records.
You will be sent an email of acceptance or denial into the Homeschool Umbrella once the records have been received and reviewed by the Homeschool Coordinator.
STep 7: Officially withdraw
Once you receive an email of acceptance, you may officially withdraw your student from the current school or umbrella and begin the TKA registration process.
Be sure to find out the exact withdraw date that the school you are leaving will use and report that to the Homeschool Coordinator.
NOTE on Truancy: If you are transferring into the umbrella after September 1st, the state only allows 10 days after you officially withdraw from your previous school to complete the registration process. Do not officially withdraw until you have an email of acceptance from our Umbrella. A student is considered truant after 10 missed days of school and a truant student is not eligible to register in our program.
STep 8: register
CONGRATULATIONS on becoming a TKA Lion!
Continue your journey by clicking the link for the STEPS TO REGISTER.