The purpose of Silverdale Homeschool is to provide a place for you to come for support and guidance as you navigate the education of your children at home. It is important to have an accurate record of your student's education.

While there are many umbrella schools available online, Silverdale Homeschool is the only in-person umbrella school in Chattanooga. We will offer services online, but also offer the option of having a friendly in-person contact to walk you through any decisions you may need help with.

Silverdale Homeschool is a ministry of Silverdale Baptist Academy, and it is our joy to offer this resource to you!

What To Expect

The qualified staff at Silverdale Homeschool will be available to assist families who aspire to meet the graduation requirements set forth by the Tennessee Department of Education. We will be able to answer any questions about the following:

  • Record Keeping (curriculum and grades)

  • Attendance

  • Transcripts

  • Advising

  • Student and Teacher IDs

  • Testing Center Proctor (additional fee)

Silverdale Homeschool Fair!!

February 27th 3-6pm at Silverdale Baptist Academy

7236 Bonny Oaks Drive Entrance #1

Frequently Asked Questions

Can homeschool students participate in sports at Silverdale Baptist Academy?

According to the TSSAA guidelines for High School, students are required to be enrolled in 5 courses that count toward the graduation requirements and pay full tuition to participate with SBA teams. Additionally, the ISC (Independent School Conference) requires participants to be physically attending and enrolled as a full-time student. Fortunately, we live in an area that offers a wide variety of athletic programs. We suggest that you check with your locally zoned school, local youth association, and CSTHEA to see what they have to offer!

Will my child be assigned a personal advisor?

It is our prayer and ultimate goal that each family is assigned an advisor that can assist with any questions regarding curriculum, grades, attendance, and more.

Can my child participate any any extracurricular activities?

Yes! Our BOOST program is growing so much that we need you! Parents are invited to apply to lead/teach a Boost activity and students are invited to apply to participate. Please contact our BOOST Coordinator, Sarah Lane for more information and watch for BOOST announcements in the Silverdale Homeschool Newsletter.

Silverdale's Outdoor Adventure & Recreation (SOAR) is directed by Mr. Al Rogers. SOAR offers clubs such as fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, archery and Ducks Unlimited. Students are invited to participate and there may be coaching needs that parents are invited to fill! Please watch the Silverdale Homeschool Newsletter for more information.

Can my child watch chapel at SBA?

Absolutely! We live stream our chapel programs each Wednesday: Elementary - 9:00am , Middle School - 2:00pm, High School - 11:00am. All times will be in the Eastern time zone.

Can my child enroll in an on-campus course?

Currently, we do not offer any on campus courses for students not enrolled at Silverdale Baptist Academy.

Can my child enroll in an online course?

Yes! Please check out Silverdale Online for more information.

Can my child graduate with honors?

According to a recent law explained here, students who graduate from a home school will have different requirements for the HOPE scholarship which includes dual enrollment credits. Your student should have the privilege of graduating with honors based on these same requirements and we would gladly note that on their diploma.

Are there requirements for graduation other than TN state requirements?

Yes. Silverdale-Homeschool is a ministry of Silverdale Baptist Academy that requires each family to submit a statement of faith. Our desire is for every student to grow spiritually through the study of God's Word. Students should have 4 Bible credits including semester courses in Worldview, Philosophy, and Apologetics.

Is a proctor available for classes that require one?

Yes! You may schedule an in-person proctor to monitor any assessments required for your course. To schedule a proctor, please email 2 weeks in advance. There will be a service charge at an affordable rate of $8.00/hour.

Is Silverdale Homeschool accredited?

We are currently seeking membership with TACRS. Check back for an update.

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Look for Us!

We’ll be at the 2022 CSTHEA Home Education Expo at Camp Jordan, East Ridge, TN.

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