Tennessee Homeschooling Legal Requirements
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Below is a quick reference guide on the homeschooling requirements for the state of Tennessee. For more information on the legal requirements visit the HSLDA Tennessee  page.
Option 1: Independent home school.
1. Ensure that you have the required teacher qualifications.
2. Submit a notice of intent.
3. Submit proof of immunization.
4. Provide the required hours of instruction.
5. Maintain attendance records.
6. Test your child in grades 5, 7, and 9.
Options 2: Church-related school.
A church-related school (CRS) is a school operated by a denominational, parochial, or other bona fide church organization and accredited by the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Tennessee Association of Non-Public Academic Schools, the Tennessee Association of Church Related Schools, the Tennessee Alliance of Church Related Schools, or a school affiliated with Accelerated Christian Education, Inc.
Option 3: Category III distance-learning school.
Visit the HSLDA Tennessee  page for more information on each of these options and homeschooling in Tennessee.
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