Satellite Campuses Program – Homeschool Umbrella

The Farm School Satellite Campuses Program (TFS-SCP) is our home & community based learning program for home educators, homeschoolers and unschoolers.

  • We are very excited to be able to offer an alternative for homeschool families that, for whatever reason, are not comfortable registering with their Local Educational Agency (LEA) or with a denominational Church Related School (CRS).
  • We believe in responsive education matched to the needs, interests and experiences of individual children.
  • Freedom from stating religious beliefs, we don’t believe your religious beliefs are our business.
  • Freedom from state testing requirements.
  • Freedom to teach your child the curriculum that best works for them and your family. We believe that the adults best able to negotiate curriculum with children are the adults spending time with those children on a daily basis. Therefore, we delegate curriculum research, planning and implementation to the parents/guardians.

Other items our program includes:

  • Official K-12 transcripts & Diploma
  • Centralized online record keeping & online registration forms
  • Same day coverage if fees are paid for online
  • DMV letter
  • ID cards for Faculty & Student
  • Curriculum consultations, assessment review, portfolio planning (May require additional cost depending on the situation).
  • Access to our Facebook group to help encourage community & support.

The Farm School Satellite Campuses Program Registration & Enrollment Policies

New to homeschooling? Check out our learning resources to learn more about our educational philosophy.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Peace, Love & Light,

Your Satellite Office Admins
Lindsay Lovegood – Program Administrator; Shannon Lee – Records Clerk; Jacki Willard – Emeritus Administrator
Text – 931.269.9038 | Phone – 931.964.2325
[email protected]

 


What is the registration process for the 2019/2020 School Year?

  • You will click on the link below to register, you will then complete all the steps to register and at the end choose a payment option. I recommend the PayPal option because then your immediately covered under our umbrella that day unless it is during early enrollment. The earliest you can start counting days of attendance for the 19/20 school year is July 1. Registration is open until May 2020. Click here to view fees.
  • When you complete the payment or choose money order and submit the form you will receive an email immediately. If you haven’t received it, check your spam folder.
  • If you are transferring from another school, we will use the information you provide during registration to send out the enrollment confirmation/record request to the previous school.
  • Starting July 1, 2019, You can login to the Parent Dashboard to view your enrollment confirmation, links to how to enter attendance and grades and how to create a Faculty/Student ID card.
  • Finally, once the school starts, you enter in attendance and what classes are currently in progress into the Parent Dashboard. We recommend entering attendance monthly and grades at the end of each semester/quarter, whichever you chose to do. TN law mandates a minimum requirement of 180 days of attendance (of at least fours hours of learning per day). For students transferring from public or private school during the school year, days logged at prior school transfer with them and count toward the yearly 180 day requirement, but are not to be entered in the Parent Dashboard.

To start the registration process for the 2019/2020 school year please follow the link below and create your username and password. The login you create WILL be used to login to the parent dashboard in the future. You will be able to update your information and get important info from us, therefore, please write down your username and password. 😉

  • Please read this linked page ( Policies ) before beginning the enrollment registration process with us.

Click here to start the online registration process.

P.S. If you want to show your school spirit, here is the link to the online store.


Each family’s fees include the family registration fee plus the appropriate student enrollment fee per student

2019/2020 School Year

Fees for the 2019/2020 School Year June 16, 2019 to June 30, 2020:
Annual Family Registration: $30.00
Annual Student Enrollment for Grades k-8: $57.50
Annual Student Enrollment for Grades 9-12: $115.00
20% discount for siblings (does not include oldest child) k-8: $44.00/ 9-12: $88.00
Senior Fee: $50.00
8th grade earning 2 high school credits: $75.00

Family Fee Example: 1 family 2 learners; 1 k-8 learner, 1 9-12 learner = $30+115+44= $189

Registration and enrollment fees cover basic administrative processing & services including centralized record keeping, Farm School diploma or certificate of attendance, ID cards, transcripts, Tennessee driver’s license proof of attendance and progress letter. Additional fees may apply for services such as curriculum consultation, assessment review, and portfolio planning and review.

  • Please read this linked page ( Policies ) before beginning the enrollment registration process with us.

Additional fees & services that MAY apply to you:

High School transcripts beyond 3 per student per year; fee is $10/each additional copy
Proof of attendance and progress letters beyond 2 in one school year per student; fee is $10/each additional copy

2020/2021 School Year

Early Discount from Opening Spring 2020 to June 15, 2020
Annual Family Registration: $25.00
Annual Student Enrollment for Grades k-8: $50.00
Annual Student Enrollment for Grades 9-12: $105.00
20% discount for siblings (does not include oldest child) k-8: $40.00/ 9-12 $80.00
Senior Fee: $50.00
8th grade earning 2 high school credits: $67.00


Want more details info regarding our program? Keep reading 😉

Below are the legal documents regarding us being recognized by the state as a CRS – Umbrella School.

The Farm School is recognized by the Tennessee Department of Education as a Category IV Exempted School (a.k.a. Church-related school) – download the approval document. Our program operates under what is commonly referred to as the Jeter Memo (see the section under “Additional Educational Option”). When you enroll in The Farm School Satellite Campuses Program your home will be designated as a satellite  (classroom or extension) of The Farm School. At least one parent/guardian will be appointed as a faculty member of The Farm School  under the supervision of our administration. Your children will technically not be homeschoolers (as defined by Tennessee law) – they will be students of The Farm School, a non-public church-related school.

Please note: As a Tennessee non-public school enrollment in our program meets the compulsory attendance laws for the state of Tennessee. We do not assert that enrollment in our program meets the compulsory attendance and/or homeschool requirements in other states. It is the parent / guardian’s responsibility to meet the requirements of the state in which the student resides if they do not reside in Tennessee.

Requirements for students in the State of Tennessee:

  • Fill out a Notice of Intent with your local board of education OR register with an Umbrella School.
  • Complete at a minimum of 4 hours per day of “instruction” for 180 days of attendance between July 1 and June 30.
  • Submit immunization records to whomever you registered with which does include a religious or medical exemption.
  • Meet the requirements of the school or county you registered with in regards to testing, reporting, etc. (The Farm School does not require testing)

For more information on Tennessee please visit their website. If you don’t live in Tennessee but enrolling in an Umbrella School fulfills your legal obligation in your state, please note that you will agree to a statement in during our registration process that states the following:

  • Enrollment with The Farm School meets the compulsory attendance requirements for the State of Tennessee. The Farm School does not claim that enrollment in this program meets the compulsory attendance and/or homeschool requirements for states other than Tennessee or for other countries. It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to research and satisfy the requirements of the state in which the student resides if they do not reside in Tennessee.