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How to start homeschooling:
In Tennessee you have two options to homeschool
- Register under an umbrella school
- Homeschool under the state.
If you are not under an umbrella, you have to register yearly with the state and maintain attendance records that you submit at the end of the year. You need to have at least 180 instructional days, 4 hours per day. Also, you required to do testing in grades 5, 7, and 9.
If you will be using an umbrella school please contact them for requirements. Most will have you providing the information to them and they will take care of the rest for you.
Resources for families
Local Resources & Homeschool Days
Homeschool classes are for children ages 4-16 years. This is a weekly, non-commitment class offered on Fridays from 12:30-1:30 pm. Recreation and ninja programs for homeschool children.
We offer engaging programs including live educational presentations, hands-on activities and more to help homeschool students ages 4-12 develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural world and agriculture.
Engage students in art, history, and botanical gardens with a field trip to Cheekwood. Cheekwood offers FREE ADMISSION for teachers and students with school groups from Tennessee, Southern Kentucky and Northern Alabama.
Each class is designed to meet the needs of the specified age groups, for this reason, we ask that you register your children in their correct grade levels. Neither younger siblings or parents are allowed to sit-in on programs. Parents and other children are welcome to purchase admission or use their membership to tour the Zoo while your student is in class.
Join us for a 5-part series exploring the unique sights and sounds of American art and music! Each program will focus on a particular era of American history, diving into the visual arts, performance arts, and music of the time. Get hands-on with history while you create art of your own and honor some of America’s most famous, infamous, and innovative artists!
All programs are 10.00am – 12.00pm.
Participation in each Homeschool Day is $10 per student. Each family receives one free Parent-Educator admission.
FREE for students grades K-12 and $10 for chaperones and teachers, these concerts are open to the public, private, and home schools, and offer a comprehensive educational experience that enriches in-school learning.
Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the school year as we open our doors to all homeschool children in the Middle Tennessee area for fun on the ice!
- Every Tuesday and Thursday from approx. 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
- Begins Aug. 14, 2018, and runs throughout the school year
Cost is $5 per person and includes Homeschool Skate admission and skate rental (advanced registration is not required). Participants can also enjoy lunch at the concession stand.
Tennessee State Museum
Online Resources & Activities