Home School Information


Home School Information

In Tennessee, parents have the option to educate their children at home, an option known as homeschooling or home education. Parents in Tennessee may choose to home school their own children in grades K - 12. The Tennessee Home School law (Tennessee Code Annotated § 49-6-3050) states: "A home school is a school conducted or directed by a parent or parents or a legal guardian or guardians for their own children."

Parents desiring to home school their own children may do so by choosing one of the following three options.

  • Independent Home School
  • Church-related Umbrella School
  • Accredited Online School

See individual section pages at the upper left hand corner of this document for more detailed information.

Independent Home School

Any parents/legal guardians who intend to conduct an Independent Home School for grades K-12 for their own children, during the 2019-2020 school year must notify their local public school Director’s office each year. This requirement applies to previous home school parents and new ones alike. Home School registration forms for the 2019-2020 school year are available at the Cannon County Schools Central office, on the Tennessee State Department of Education Home School page, or by accessing the form from the link below. Upon completion, signed and dated forms should be returned to the Director of School’s office at 301 West Main Street, Woodbury, TN 37190.

Any parent/legal guardian wishing to conduct an Independent Home-School for grades K-12 must provide:

  1. proof of legal custody or guardianship by a copy of child’s birth certificate or court order, and
  2. copy of a parent or legal guardian’s high school diploma or GED, and
  3. student’s up-dated immunization record, and
  4. Intent to Home School form; and
  5. Notice Concerning Students with Disabilities form.

Click on the links below to access and print *required forms for Independent Home-School.

*Intent to Home School form

*Notice concerning Students with Disabilities form

(Special Education Evaluation & Eligibility: Assessment in Special Education involves evaluation requirements/guidelines for eligibility to receive services and information regarding participation of students with disabilities in the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP). Click here for more information.)

Additional Information:

If you have any questions regarding home schools, please call (629) 201-4801 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.