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CAK Homeschool Option

Are you interested in working with an umbrella school that provides you with one-on-one personal support and offers the structured organization and accountability of a school at the same time?

In 1988, CAK Homeschool was established to give homeschooling families the advantage of a private school association and accreditation while maintaining the curricular freedom inherent in homeschooling. We provide the documentation needed to comply with the Tennessee state homeschooling laws, and our policies also reflect the excellence that bears the Christian Academy of Knoxville name.

CAK Homeschool Staff

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State Requirements

Time
Tennessee requires homeschoolers to oversee their children’s education for 180 days of the year at four hours per day of instruction. Homeschoolers are free to choose when the 180 days occur throughout the school year.

Curriculum
Homeschooling parents/guardians have the freedom to design a course of study that is fitting to their individual student. Parents are required by law to submit courses and curriculum titles to the umbrella school.

CAK Homeschool Requirements

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  • 9-12 Grades

    Program Requirements
    CAK Homeschool accepts 9th through 11th grade students into the program. Registration deadline for each school year is August 1st.

    9-12 families are required to submit course titles and curriculum choices in the beginning of the year and then grades and attendance at the end of each semester, or twice a year. Parents/guardians submit this information digitally through our data system, Stellar, from the convenience of their personal computer.

    High school parents/guardians must complete four educational in-service activities that pertain to education and/or parenting. Activities can include reading a book, attending a homeschool support group, attending a homeschool conference, or watching a webinar.

    High school students turn in a work sampling portfolio to be reviewed by the guidance counselor each year. This gives the guidance counselor a chance to celebrate the students' accomplishments and get to know the student better.

    Testing is required for 10th and 11th grade high school students and optional for 9th and 12th. This requirement can be achieved through the PSAT test (9-11th grades at CAK) or through taking the ACT or SAT.

    Parents/Guardians need to ensure that student immunization record form PH-4103 (available from your Doctor or Health Department) or immunization exempt form (from CAK) are provided as well as a student birth certificate copy.

    Teaching Criteria
    At least one parent must be a professing Christian who is part of a worshiping body of believers. The main teaching parent/guardian must not be employed outside the home between normal school hours (the state requires four hours of schooling per day), unless she/he has delegated this responsibility to a designated assignee.

    Yearly Tuition
    • $250 per student per year
    • In addition, a $40 application fee for new high school students
  • K-8 Grades

    Program Requirements
    K-8 families are required to submit course titles and curriculum choices in the beginning of the year and then grades and attendance at the end of the year. Parents/guardians submit this information digitally through our data system, Stellar, from the convenience of their personal computer.

    Testing is required for grades 3, 5, and 7. Testing is used as a resource to measure student progress.

    Parents/Guardians need to ensure that student immunization record form PH-4103 (available from your Doctor or Health Department) or immunization exempt form (from CAK) are provided as well as a student birth certificate copy.

    Teaching Criteria
    At least one parent must be a professing Christian who is part of a worshiping body of believers. The main teaching parent/guardian must not be employed outside the home between normal school hours (the state requires four hours of schooling per day), unless she/he has delegated this responsibility to a designated assignee.

    Yearly Tuition
    • $110 per student, except AFTER August 1st it is $125 per student
    • For a family of three or more children the fee is $100 per student or $115 after Aug. 1st
    • Family application fee of $30 for new families or returning transfer families

Why CAK Homeschool?

The CAK Homeschool umbrella program isn’t just a record keeping facility.  We bring a sense of community to our program participants!

CAK Homeschool sends out monthly newsletters that feature different homeschooling themes, family interviews, senior student spotlights, and community opportunities. We also offer monthly field trips and school wide activities. When it's time for graduation, CAK Homeschool offers a personalized high school graduation experience.

We are an umbrella program that strives to bring a sense of school pride to our participants! Above all, our purpose is to support you in your homeschooling venture.

Involvement With CAK

At CAK day school, the staff and administration are very supportive of our program. CAK Homeschoolers can participate in sports that are not TSSAA sanctioned, like swim team and lacrosse. Homeschoolers are not allowed to participate in certain sports as the school is under TSSAA which has some strict rules regarding school sports. Ask us if you have a question!

Beyond sports, middle and high school students are able to take CAK classes at 1/7 of the cost of tuition, and band is an activity that is tuition-free!

There are also occasional day school opportunities that are extended to our homeschooling families.

Stellar Academic

At CAK Homeschool we have a user friendly data system called Stellar Academic that has an electronic interface for easy and convenient use. It allows homeschoolers to submit course titles and curriculum, grades, attendance, and payments digitally. When you are accepted into CAK Homeschool, you will be given a registration link. Once you submit your contact information and sign up, you will be able to use Stellar Academic throughout the year.
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