Umbrella Program – Legal Information
Franklin Classical School is a Category IV School registered with the State of Tennessee and a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Please be aware that we cannot guarantee that placement testing will not be required upon your student entering another school.
The Comenius School operates under the Tennessee Legal Homeschooling Option No. 3. Under this option your home is considered a satellite campus of our church-related school (Tennessee Code Annotated § 49-50-801). The Tennessee Department of Education recognized this option in a memorandum from the Commissioner of Education to Superintendents and Directors of schools dated February 18, 1999. Under this option, parents need not comply with the notice and registration requirements of the homeschool statute.
(Tennessee Code Annotated § 48-50-801)
The state board of education and local boards shall not prohibit or impede the transfer of a student from a church-related school to a public school of this state. Local boards may, however, place students transferring from a church-related school to a public school in a grade level based upon a student’s performance on a test administered by the board for that purpose.
HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOCIATION (HSLD)
The Comenius School has a group membership and is able to offer a group discount to our TCS families. Registration is annual and you will need to log on at www.hslda.org/hs/state/tn/ and select join or renew for membership. On the payment page enter discount code 210030 (this is not the same as coupon code). With the discount your annual membership will be $100. Should you have any questions or concerns you may contact HSLD directly at 540-338-5600.