Process for Independent Home School Enrollment
Returning student directions are listed at the bottom of this page
New Independent Home School Student Enrollment Process
Please follow the steps below to enroll your child as a new independent home school student.
STEP 1: Intent to Home School Form
Print, complete and submit an Intent to Home School Form annually. The Intent to Home School Form is located below:
STEP 2: Proof of Education
Submit Proof of Education for the parent or legal guardian (at least a high school diploma or GED). Proof of education can be a copy of the parent or legal guardian's high school diploma/GED or a copy of the parent or legal guardian's college diploma or transcripts. Proof of educuation is only required for initial enrollment in the program.
STEP 3: Immunization Record
Submit a copy of the child's immunization record. A copy of your child's immunization record is only required for initial enrollment in the program.Step 4: Mail All Required FormsFor new students, all required paperwork (Intent to Home School Form, proof of education, and a copy of your child's Immunization Record) must be mailed at the same time. Incomplete applications will not be processed. All documentation must be submitted to:Knox County SchoolsATTN: Homeschool OfficePO Box 2188Knoxville, TN 37901Emailed paperwork will be printed weekly. You can email paperwork to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Emailing paperwork will delay the enrollment process.
STEP 5: Attendance CalendarDownload the Attendance Calendar (The Attendance Calendar can be located on the Forms page). You must document daily attendance by placing a "x" in the box for each day you provided four hours of instruction. Submit the completed calendar to Knox County Schools after completion of 180 instructional days. Attendance Calendars are due at the end of each school year by June 30. We recommend submitting your Attendance Calendar at the same time you submit your Intent to Home School Form if you plan to home school the following year.After 180 Days of Instruction, Attendance Calendars must be submitted to:Knox County SchoolsAttn: Homeschool OfficePO Box 2188Knoxville, TN 37901If you plan to home school the next year, please submit a new Intent to Home School Form with your Attendance Calendar at the end of the school year.
TSSAA/Sanction Sport (Optional- only for students interested in a TSSAA athletic team):
If your child(ren) desire to participate in a TSSAA/Sanction sport, the following must take place:
- Student must be enrolled as church-related or independent home school program by August 1st of the current school year.
- The parent or guardian must make an application for participation in athletics to the principal of the school in which the home school athlete wishes to try out and possibly participate by August 15th of the current school year.
- Follow all TSSAA Home School Rules. You can find the TSSAA rules and form under the Forms section. If you have questions regarding TSSAA requirements, please contact your zoned school's athletic director or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All independent homeschool students are required to register with Knox County Schools home school office at the beginning of EACH school year. If you are re-registering your child, only the Intent-To-Homeschool form is required. We do not need proof of education after the initial enrollment.Please mail your Intent to Home School Form and Attendance Calendar to the address listed below:Knox County SchoolsAttn: Homeschool OfficePO Box 2188Knoxville, TN 37901