TN Home School (Category IV, V & VI Non-Public Schools) and Category III On-line School Requirements:

Home School Student:

    1. A student who is completing high school in a Tennessee home school program meeting the requirements of §49-6-3050. For one (1) year immediately preceding completion of high school as a home school student, such student shall have been a student in a home school associated with a church-related school as defined by §49-50-801; or
    2. A student who is completing high school in a Tennessee home school program meeting the requirements of §49-6-3050. For one (1) year immediately preceding completion of high school as an independent home school student whose parent or guardian has given notice to the local director of a Tennessee school district under § 49-6-3050(b)(1) of intent to conduct a home school.
    • For independent non-church related home schools in which a parent or guardian has given notice to the local school district, Click Here to download the confirmation enrollment notice form.  The home school notice form must be completed and signed by the TN local school district and faxed to the number indicated on the form before HOPE Scholarship eligibility is established.

    To access the code relevant to the Tennessee Code Annotated: Click Here, then the following:

    TCA §49-6-3050
    TCA §49-50-801
    Title 49
      Education
    Title 49
      Education
    Chapter 6
      Elem. & Sec. Educ.
    Chapter 50
      Micellaneous
    Part 30
      Attendance
    Part 8
      Private Schools

     

    For HOPE Scholarship eligibility, a homeschool student must:

    • Be enrolled as a homeschool student in a homeschool program for a minimum of one (1) year prior to graduating. The student must achieve a 21 Composite score or above, on a national test date for the ACT test or a 980 (math plus critical reading scores only) or above, on a national test date for the SAT test for HOPE Scholarship consideration. The student does not need to submit a grade point average as this is not a consideration. For more information, please call 1-800-342-1663 or (615)741-1346.

    For General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS) eligibility, a homeschool student must:

    • In addition to meeting the HOPE scholarship requirements, during the course of a homeschool program, be enrolled in at least four (4) college-level courses totaling at least twelve (12) semester hours and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The student must achieve a 29 Composite score or above, on a national test date for the ACT test or a 1280 (math plus critical reading scores only) or above, on a national test date for the SAT test for GAMS consideration.

    Dual Enrollment Information:

    The Dual Enrollment Grant program is defined as a grant for study at an eligible postsecondary institution that is funded from net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to students who are attending high school and who are also enrolled in college courses at eligible postsecondary institutions for which they will receive college credit.

    The Dual Enrollment Grant program is funded by the Tennessee Lottery and administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation. This program provides opportunities for students to begin working toward a college degree, while still pursuing a high school diploma, and encourages post-secondary education and the acceleration of post-secondary attainment.  For further information on Dual Enrollment, please Click Here.

    For additional information on the HOPE Scholarship, please Click Here