Parents/guardians who choose to teach their child on their own may register with their local school district for the Independent Home School option.
Parents/guardians can use any Tennessee private school, that offers home school, as your "umbrella" school.
A Current List of Non-public Schools is available on the Tennessee Department of Education's website.
Parents/guardians can register their child with an accredited online school approved by the state of Tennessee.
Once you have registered your child with an online school, you must provide a letter of attendance from the online school to the school that your child had been attending.
Acceptable online schools for students who reside in Tennessee must be accredited by one of the reginal accrediting agencies listed below:
If you have just moved to Sevier County and are already home schooling your child, please contact the Home School Coordinator.
The choices are the same for high school students; however, the end result may help in determining which path you and your child pursue.
Option 1: Independent
Option 2: Non-public School
Option 3: Online School
The state assessment is required for all home school students in grades 5, 7, and 9.
When your child is ready for a driver's permit or license, they will need proof of attendance. If your child is home schooled independently, the Home School Coordinator will provide the needed documentation.
If your child is home schooled through a non-public or accredited online school, the school with whom they are associated will provide the attendance documentation.