HomeLife Academy is a private institution.   As such, HLA is not bound by federal and state laws regarding educational rights to account access or records regarding individual students.  While parental rights are very important to HomeLife Academy, we must acknowledge the account holder as the owner of the account and any documents and information held within that account. HomeLife Academy cannot and will not serve as a mediator between interested parties, that is the job of the court system.  Following is our official policy for non-account holders seeking records and/or information regarding students on an account:

  • HLA will not release information such as account holder names, login information, username, and password. This information must be given by the account holder only.
  • HLA will not release information regarding student names, ages, residences, and attendance to non-account holders without the prior written consent of the account holder.
  • Without prior written consent of the account holder, HLA will not release these records, documents, and/or cumulative files to non-account holders without a specific court order or properly issued judicial subpoena directing HLA to disclose these records to a non-account holder.
  • If a parent creates an account and lists the other parent as an account holder, records and information will be released to both account holders.   HLA will not mediate situations in which account holders cannot come to an agreement regarding account ownership and access.  Ongoing account issues with either party may result in withdrawal from HomeLife Academy.
  • This policy applies to requests from attorneys on behalf of a non-account holder and government agencies such as DCS or social security when a signed release is not provided with the request.
  • HomeLife Academy requires documentation for guardianship or power of attorney situations (see below) so that we can provide service and needed records to these parties.  It is the parent’s responsibility to provide documentation to HLA if and when guardianship or power of attorney ends and is no longer valid for the account holder.  In these cases, if the parent then takes back educational responsibility, a new account may need to be created for the new account holder.

Court orders regarding parenting plans – divorce, custody order, etc. ordinarily will say that one parent or the other will make educational decisions, or they will share in making educational decisions, or a person with custody can make educational decisions.  This is an issue between the parents and/or guardians, and not between HLA and the other party.  HLA is happy to accommodate under these guidelines and in conjunction with the courts to resolve these sensitive issues.

 

ENROLLMENT GUIDELINES:

Any accounts that are created where a student’s and/or account holder’s last names are different or only one parent is listed on the account, it is HomeLife Academy’s policy to confirm the relationship of the registering student to the account holder(s). Therefore, we request that the following be submitted either attached to this email or faxed to (901) 384-0731 within 14 days of enrollment.

(1) ACCOUNT HOLDER IS BIOLOGICAL PARENT:

  • Student(s) Birth Certificate
  • Order of Protection (if applicable)

 

 

(2) ACCOUNT HOLDER NOT A BIOLOGICAL PARENT:

     Legal Guardian, Power of Attorney, Foster, Adoption

  • Student(s) Birth Certificate (if available)
  • Guardianship Papers
  • Adoption Papers
  • Power of Attorney Documents
  • Order of Protection (if applicable)