What is an Umbrella or Cover School?
Umbrella Schools - Pros and Cons
This forum discussion goes over the pros and cons of using an umbrella school. In some states, there is a requirement for homeschoolers to register with an organization, and umbrella or cover schools offer this.
Tennessee Homeschool Umbrella Schools
According to the Tennessee education code, homeschoolers have three ways to follow Tennessee homeschool laws. The most popular of these options with homeschool families is to enroll their child in a church-related umbrella school. These schools are operated by denominational, parochial or other church organizations and are required to meet specific standards of accreditation. Umbrella schools in Tennessee are free to choose their own operational procedures. Each school will vary on curriculum options, standardized testing, minimum graduation requirements, parent education levels, and other details of homeschooling.
Umbrella and Cover Schools in Alabama
Tennessee Valley Homeschool Center
Huntsville, AL 35806
Phone: 256-830-2720 Tennessee Valley Homeschool Center is a resource center for home educators sponsored by Franklin School.
Glencoe, Alabama 35905-0273
Phone: 256-494-1600 Pathways Academy is a ministry of Pathways Family Fellowship, an association of churches, ministers and lay persons, and acts as an Alabama church school.
Verbena, AL 36091
Phone: 205-755-8112 DaySpring Academy is a church school in Alabama offering a family-based educational program for grades K-12.
East Lake United Methodist Church Academy
Pinson, AL 35126
Phone: 205-680-6881 East Lake United Methodist Church Academy is an inclusive church school for the home educated in Birmingham, Alabama.
Contemporary Education Academy
Sunshine Learning Center
Margate, FL 33063
Madison, AL 35758
Phone: 256-922-0779 Calvary is an umbrella or cover school that provides parents a legal avenue to homeschool their children in the State of Alabama. Calvary School was established because most Alabama Churches only provide for their own members homeschooling. Calvary believes that parents should be able to educate their children and choose the curriculum that best fits their children. They accept homeschool students from all over the state of Alabama regardless of religion, culture or race.
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