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    I am in southern middle Tennessee and I started teaching my nephew this school year. His parents have him with an umbrella school. I am wondering if anyone else is with an umbrella school and if they accept this curriculum? He has add/adhd and dyslexia and they are also wanting to test him for aspergers so this would be a great way of learning for him and a lifesaver for me. If the umbrella school doesn't approve T4L I can use it along with other curriculum but the parents would only be able to afford just one curriculum.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Many member families under an umbrella use Time4Learning. Umbrella schools make their own rules, so you would need to check with the school.

    It can help if they know the curriculum used by Time4Learning was developed to be used in public schools and is used by many thousands of public school students. It is aligned with all state standards. The developer will only provide the curriculum to schools, but they allowed Time4Learning to purchase a license allowing them to offer it to families and individuals.

    Here is some information about using Time4Learning with an umbrella school.

    Mom of six . . . current students and homeschool graduates. Enjoying using Time4Learning since 2006!

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    Kelly, do you have to use an umbrella school in Tennessee?

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    No; Tennessee has an Independent Homeschool option. Here are the requirements as of the date of this post:

    You must be a parent or legal guardian of the child you are enrolling. (You may employ a tutor who has the same educational qualifications that you are required to have to do some or all of the teaching.)
    Option 1: Independent home school.
    1. Ensure that you have the required teacher qualifications.

    You must have at least a high school diploma or a GED.


    2. Submit a notice of intent.

    Before the start of the school year, you must submit a notice of intent to the superintendent of your local school district (also called a local education agency, or LEA) “for purpose of reporting only.” (If you move to Tennessee during the school year, you should file your notice of intent within a reasonable time after arriving in the state.) Your notice must include the names, number, ages, and grade levels of the children you are homeschooling, the location of your school, the curriculum to be offered (no particular subjects are required), the proposed hours of instruction, and your educational qualifications. A notice of intent form is available on the Tennessee Department of Education’s website.


    3. Submit proof of immunization.

    Proof that your child has been immunized or has a medical or a religious exemption from immunization must be attached to your notice of intent.


    4. Provide the required hours of instruction.

    You must teach at least four hours per school day for 180 days each academic year.


    5. Maintain attendance records.

    You must maintain attendance records, which must be available for inspection by the local superintendent and must be submitted to the superintendent at the end of each school year. An attendance reporting formis available on the Tennessee Department of Education’s website.


    6. Test your child in grades 5, 7, and 9.

    In grades 5, 7, and 9, your child must take a standardized test administered by the commissioner of education, by someone designated by the commissioner, or by a professional testing service approved by the LEA. You may be present with your child during the 5th-grade test.
    Here is what to do if your child’s test score is low: If your child’s test score is six to nine months behind his or her appropriate grade level in reading, language arts, mathematics, or science, you must submit a “remedial course” to the local superintendent. The remedial course must be designed by you and a Tennessee-certified teacher who is certified or endorsed in the grade level, course, subject matter in which your child is being remediated.
    Additionally, if your child’s test score is more than one year behind his or her appropriate grade level for two consecutive, required tests, and if your child is not learning disabled, the local superintendent may require you to enroll your child in a public, private, or church-related school.


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