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NBB: Spend Your Summer Learning God’s Word

The National Bible Bee (NBB) Summer Study program is a fun and educational way for your children to spend their summer months in God’s Word. The vision of the NBB is “to know God’s Word and make him known.” Each year, children from across the nation bring that vision to life with their participation in

Easy Ways to Fit Physical Activity Into Your Day

Physical activity (ex: P.E.) is an area many homeschoolers fail to include in their daily schedule. Math, science and literature often take precedence over spending 15 minutes taking a walk or a few minutes stretching after sitting for a long school day. Physical activity is just as important as the mental activity your child performs

Fun Ways to Keep Learning this Summer

If you homeschool on a traditional schedule, which is usually August or September to May, the summer time is sacred to not only your children, but to you. It is the big reward of two to three months off from anything school and replacing it with nothing but a whole lot of fun. Well, it

“Clean House” Doesn’t Have to be an Oxymoron for Homeschoolers

We all know time and energy are precious commodities.  Whether you’re a homebody or someone who is out & about everyday, finding both time and energy to clean the house can be challenging.  Add to that difficult seasons such as buying and selling your home, illness, pregnancy, taking care of a loved one or working a

Students: Share Your Best Fall Photo and Win!

We are excited to announce our fall photo contest, open to all HomeLife students! Send us your best photo that captures what YOU love about the season, and you could win $25! Entries should be submitted to bekah@homelifeacademy.com NO later than Wednesday, November 5th. Please include your full name and birthday in the email. This

Strategizing for High School with Goal-Based Planning Sheets

By Lani Carey, High School Counselor   ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS – This month I, Lani Carey, would like to discuss how to use the Planning Sheets in the High School section of our website to plan out your student's high school education. When your student enters the ninth grade, or transfers to HomeLife Academy

What is an Educational Plan?

Post by Lynn Knowlton, Counseling Team Leader One of the basic requirements for enrollment in HLA is an Educational Plan. So, what is an Educational Plan? An Educational Plan includes the name of each class the student will be taking and the books/material/resources that will be used for each class. This information is entered on

It’s Giveaway Time Again!

Win a Family Pass to the Appalachian Home Educator’s Conference in Pigeon Forge, TN!   Located in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, this conference has great resources for every home educator! The conference features knowledgeable speakers, numerous exhibitors, a used curriculum sale, and workshops designed for all different stages of homeschooling! HomeLife Academy

Understanding Church-Related Schools in Tennessee

 By Ken Shreeve, HLA Administrator The decision to homeschool starts with a strong sense of personal responsibility for our children and their education.  A part of that responsibility is to make sure you are in compliance with the state and local laws regarding homeschooling.  We have had several questions recently relating to requirements of Tennessee

Homeschool Hybrids

                   At the Heart of HLA... Staff Stories and Encouragement By Angela McKee, Records Team Leader/Office Manager It's a new world out there for many homeschoolers today--split families, disabled spouses, increased living expenses and many other very unique family situations.  I fall into these categories myself. I am a working mother.  And yes, I still