The links below to official Tennessee homeschooling information were checked August 1, 2020. It is always best to directly read Tennessee homeschooling information on the State of Tennessee homeschooling or FAQ page, so you are getting current information!
Tennessee Dept. of Education Homeschooling web page and FAQ (scroll down if you see a gap)
It appears on the above page there are three different structures for homeschooling: Independent Homeschooling, Church-related Umbrella School, and Accredited Online School. The requirements differ for each one.
Always check directly with the official Tennessee Dept. of Education website to verify information. Even if some states may not require it, it is usually a good idea to let your last school know you will not be returning to avoid being counted as absent.
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HomeschoolingByState.com provides direct links to state government sites, so you get accurate and up-to-date information! By checking your state department of education website above, you get current information instead of 3rd party websites’ information that could be old information! States are changing their information much more often than past years due to covid-19! We regularly checks links to make sure the state has not changed pages or page addresses, but if you find a link that doesn’t work, the main Department of Education page is included above in case you want to use their search feature to find the information yourself. For example, search for “schooling at home”, “homeschool”, “home school”, “home instruction”, “nonpublic”, or “compulsory school attendance”. However, be careful since a search may return results for old web pages or documents. By checking your state department of education homeschool related page, you get current information instead of 3rd party websites’ information that could be old information!