Don’t Miss Mandatory TN Promise Team Meetings

The TN Promise has been a financial blessing to a number of homeschool families in Tennessee . Many students who may have been unable to attend college, due to the lack of finances, now have the monetary means for continuing their education past high school. The application process for the TN Promise is relatively easy. Hopefully, your graduating high school senior completed the online application by Wednesday, November 1, of this year. If so, that was just the first step in the process.

Although there are a number of requirements that must be fulfilled by the student to remain eligible for the scholarship, everything is mapped out. The steps are easy to follow and the deadlines are extremely important to not miss. There are no exceptions when it comes to the listed dates for required actions to be taken. After the application process, the next step students must complete is to attend the first of two mandatory team meetings, which are held in each county throughout Tennessee. The mandatory team meetings for Private/Homeschool/Alternative students have been scheduled for counties across the state. All TN Promise applicants must attend the two scheduled mandatory team meetings (the first in 2017 and the second in 2018) to remain eligible for the scholarship. If your child misses either meeting, they lose the scholarship opportunity. There are no exceptions (possible accepted excuses). Below is a list of the counties that have team meetings scheduled for homeschoolers in December. Check the listing and be sure to not miss the team meeting date in your area.

You may also contact tnAchieves for more information.

Check REDI if you do not see your county listed at tnAchieves.

Anderson
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. ET at Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge Campus

Bedford
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Shelbyville Central High School

Benton
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Bledsoe
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Blount
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. ET at Maryville High School

Bradley
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. ET at Cleveland State Community College

Campbell
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Cannon
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Carroll
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Carter
Monday, December 5, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. ET at Cocke County High School

Cheatham
Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Pleasant View Christian School – gym

Claiborne
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Clay
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Cocke
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Coffee
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Motlow State Moore County/Tullahoma Campus

Cumberland
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Roane State Community College Cumberland Campus

Davidson
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT at McGavock High School

DeKalb
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Dickson
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT at The Renaissance Center

Dyer
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Fentress
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Franklin
Monday, November 27, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. CT at Franklin County High School

Giles
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Grainger
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Greene
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. ET at Greeneville High School

Grundy
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Hamblen
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. ET at Walters State Community College, Morristown Campus

Hamilton
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. ET at Chattanooga State Community College

Hancock
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Hardeman
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET at Bolivar Central High School

Hawkins
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. ET at Cherokee High School

Henry
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Hickman
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Houston
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Humphreys
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Jackson
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Jefferson
Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. ET at Jefferson County High School

Johnson
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Knox
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. ET at Hardin Valley Academy

Lake
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Lauderdale
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Lawrence
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Lawrence County High School

Lewis
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Lincoln
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Riverside Christian Academy – Multipurpose Room

Loudon
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. ET at Lenior City Schools Central Office

Macon
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Madison
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Jackson State Community College

Marion
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Marshall
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Maury
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Columbia State Community College

McMinn
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. ET at McMinn County High School

McNairy
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Meigs
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Monroe
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Montgomery
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Austin Peay State University

Moore
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Motlow State Moore County/Tullahoma Campus

Morgan
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Obion
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Overton
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Pickett
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Polk
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Putnam
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. CT at Cookeville Higher Education Center- Cody Hall

Rhea
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Roane
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. ET at Roane State Community College Harriman Campus

Robertson
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Springfield High School

Rutherford
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Blackman High School

Scott
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Sequatchie
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Sevier
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Walters State Community College- Sevier County Campus

Shelby
Tuesday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m. or Wednesday, December 13 at 5:30 PM at SWTCC Macon Campus Nabors Gym

Smith
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Stewart
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Sullivan
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Northeast State Community College- Blountville

Sumner
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Vol State Gallatin Campus

Trousdale
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Union
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Van Buren
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Warren
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Warren County High School

Washington
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Science Hill High School

Wayne
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Weakley
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

White
No date specified.
I suggest you confirm with your county if there is a fall/winter date.

Williamson
Wednesday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Centennial High School – CPAC

Wilson
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Lebanon High School


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Celebrate the Summer: Nashville Shores Home School Days

Kowabunga Dude! It is time for Home School Days at Nashville Shores.

Nashville Shores in Hermitage, Tennessee never seems to disappoint when it comes to splashing water fun during the hottest months of the year. Once again, the water park will host Nashville Shores Home School Days that will help you either celebrate the end of the summer or the start of a new school year.

Picture courtesy of Nashville Shores.

There is no doubt, the months of July and August are two of the hottest months of the year in Tennessee. Usually during those times, all I want to do is stay indoors or if outside, spend it floating in a swimming pool. With more than one million gallons of water fun from the pool to the other water areas, Nashville Shores is not a bad place fun to hang out this summer. There is active fun to be had on the Big Kahuna Family Raft Slide, Breaker Bay Wave Pool, Kowabunga Beach and the Giant Bucket of Fun. If you need to tone it down a little bit, spend some time floating down the Castaway Creek Lazy River, which is 1,000 feet long. Those are just some of the water areas where you may cool down under the summer sun. See what else the water park has to offer. Nashville Shores has fun for the entire family.

Picture courtesy of Nashville Shores.

Home School Days will be held Monday, July 24, through Sunday, August 6. Tickets for homeschoolers are just $18.99 plus tax, which is 48 percent off the regular daily admission price. No school I.D. is required; it is on the honor system, so just tell them you are a homeschooler. If you want to bring your non-homeschool friends or other family members, they may enter with your discount, but you must purchase all of your tickets at the same time. Everyone entering the park must purchase a ticket. There are several non-water activities for those people who do not want to get wet. Children two years old and younger are free. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased either online by using promo code HOMESCHOOL17 or at the gate. Parking is $9.

Some notes to remember for the day are the following:

  • One water bottle per person is allowed inside of the park but no food or other beverages.
  • You do have in/out same-day privileges if you want to bring lunch and eat on the picnic tables outside of the park or in your car.
  • Swimsuits are required and no cutoffs, thong bikinis, denim shorts or shorts with metal brads or buttons are not allowed.
  • Tubes at Nashville Shores for the attractions are provided free of charge are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Several attractions do not require tubes.
  • Nashville Shores does provide life jackets free of charge.

Call (615) 889-7050 x211 or e-mail for more information.

Home School Days hours
Monday through Thursday, July 24 through July 27 are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, July 28, through Sunday, July 30, are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, July 31, through Thursday, August 3, are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, August 4, and Saturday, August 5, are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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Bryan College to Host Homeschool Visitation Day

Bryan College invites homeschoolers to its campus in Dayton, Tennessee for Homeschool Visitation Day on Monday, February 6. The college has actively pursued homeschoolers with its social and academic offerings leading many students to choose Bryan as their college choice for post-secondary education. Professor Sam Youngs will be the special guest speaker on a day that will be jam-packed full of activities just for homeschoolers.

Homeschool Visitation Day (HVD) was created to introduce homeschoolers to the academic and extra-curricular opportunities available to them at Bryan College. The Christian liberal arts college has history that dates back as far as 1925, when it was established to provide a Christian worldview education to students. Its motto is “Christ Above All”. Bryan College offers more than 20 majors, has three graduate programs and a student body of just under 1,500. The college even has a homeschool specialist, Pat Wesolowski, a homeschool mom of nine who recently finished her 30+ year homeschool journey.

Students, ages 15 years old and older, and their parents are invited to this free event. It will give them an inside look at a day-in-the-life of a Bryan College student. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the campus, attend regularly scheduled classes, participate in a Q&A session, eat lunch in the cafeteria and meet current Bryan College students as well as staff and faculty at the college. Some of the special class offerings are the following:

Ready to Launch: Preparing Teens for Life after High School, Pat Wesolowski
The Freshman (1925): Learning How to Read a Film, D.R. Fraley
Sacred or Secular: How We Understand Who God Is, Jack Saunders
Preparing for College Writing, Beth Impson

The day begins at 7:30 a.m. and finishes at 4:30 p.m. Counselors will be on hand to discuss admissions, financial aid and dual enrollment options to help families plan a Bryan College education for their children.

“Bryan College offers many scholarships to homeschooled students, including an event coming up in March for seniors who have applied to Bryan,” said Wesolowski. “This is a free event that will earn a student an additional $500 to $6,000 in scholarship funds. Our academic and athletic scholarships stack (and we have a fishing team). Students who earn their bachelors at Bryan and graduate with a 3.5 GPA receive the opportunity to earn a Master’s Degree tuition free!”

Do you want to attend HVD? Register online by Wednesday, February 1. Younger siblings are welcome to attend with a registered student. For more information, visit the HVD event page or contact Pat Wesolowski at (850) 212-1232 or e-mail for more information.

Homeschool Visitation Day, Monday, February 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bryan College, 721 Bryan Drive, Dayton, Tennessee 37321


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