Tennessee Local Homeschooling Resources
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General Tennessee Homeschooling Information & Legal Requirements
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Co-ops & Academic Enrichment (Academic classes, testing, tutoring, etc.)
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Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum - Tennessee
Discussions and Resources for Tennessee Homeschoolers
Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Tennessee
Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. The links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.
The "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!
Home Schooling in Tennessee
Parents may home school their own children pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. §49-6-3050 by registering with their local education agency (LEA). Parents choosing this educational option must meet specified educational requirements, test the child and report attendance to the local education agency at the end of the year.
Updates on TN Diploma Bill
Overview of HB0431 - SB0433 from TNHomeEd regarding Category IV diplomas
Non-lawyer Version of Tennessee Homeschool Law
Sometimes it helps to read a lay English version of the law as an aid to understanding the actual law itself.
Law & Politics
Tennessee law home schooling
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