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Alabama Cover Schools

Alabama Cover Schools

Alabama homeschool cover schools (sometimes called umbrella schools or church schools) are a way to homeschool legally in Alabama. Until 2014, other than using a private tutor, cover schools were the only legal way to homeschool in Alabama. Now, however, starting your own private homeschool is an option as well. Still, some families want the support, encouragement, community, and accountability that a cover school can provide. 

Cover Schools in Alabama

In Alabama, a cover school or church school is a part of a church’s ministry. Because of that, some cover schools in Alabama require a written statement of faith while others are more open to non-religious or differing religion homeschoolers. Check out the cover schools below and visit their website to find more information on prices, their religious affiliation, and what is required to enroll. 

Statewide Alabama Homeschool Cover Schools 

Academy for Excellence has a “local program” for families in St. Clair, Talladega, and Calhoun counties, as well as a “statewide” program for others. This homeschool church school offers record-keeping on-line, a message/chat board for homeschoolers, curriculum choice help, field trips, and more. The Academy for Excellence does require a bible study of your choice. 

Alabama Honor School is a free cover school in Alabama that offers the same coverage as other cover schools. This cover school also accepts enrollments year-round. 

Alabama Hope Academy is an open enrollment cover school to help homeschooling families. This cover school will only ask for the state minimum requirements such as keeping records of attendance and reporting absences. 

Bridge Christian Academy is a legal homeschool cover school in Alabama for parents who desire to provide academic excellence with a biblical worldview. This Alabama homeschool academy has an office located in Fairhope but serves homeschoolers statewide.  

Cahaba Academy is a church cover school that provides support for homeschoolers wanting a Christian education. 

Calvary School is an Alabama homeschool cover school that accepts homeschool students from all over the State of Alabama regardless of religion. 

Christian Fellowship Academy is a church school in Alabama offering a Christian family-based home education program.

Compass Point Christian Academy is an Alabama homeschool academy with the purpose of providing a legal homeschool umbrella under Saraland First Assembly of God. The Compass Point Christian Academy does not discriminate or require a statement of faith. 

Contemporary Education Academy is a bible-based Alabama cover school-based in Huntsville. This homeschooling academy includes an online e-center to facilitate communication and free placement tests.

Cross River Academy is a cover school for homeschoolers located anywhere in Alabama. This cover school also has a Facebook page to help provide information homeschool activities, field trips, and more.

Crossroads Christian School is an Alabama homeschool cover school that requires the parent/teacher to be a good standing member of an evangelical church. 

DaySpring Academy is an Alabama homeschool academy that is located in Central Alabama but offers services to any homeschooling family in the state. 

Everest Academy is an Alabama homeschool academy that supports homeschoolers statewide and has year-round enrollment. This cover school does not require a statement of faith. 

Excalibur is a church cover school that only asks for the state minimum requirements. This cover school also offers a limited Internet-based membership to families that reside in the state but not close enough to participate in local support group activities.  

HOPE Christian Academy is a church school that serves the entire state of Alabama. This cover school provides record maintenance, curriculum counseling, statewide field trips, online & in-person parent support activities, transcripts, diplomas, graduation, and co-op classes. 

LifeChurch Academy is a church school aiding parents in educating their children. This cover school helps homeschooling families pass on biblical understanding and wisdom, academic excellence, and self-discipline.

LifeGate Academy is an Alabama homeschool academy that offers monthly social activities and support opportunities throughout the school year.  

North Alabama Friends School is a cover school that provides support and guidance for homeschooling parents as well as a legal covering. This cover school offers curriculum advice from experienced teachers (counselors), field trips, activities for students, a library and other resources.

North Bible Academy is an Alabama homeschooling academy that offers support through record keeping, information, meetings, field trips, and other events.

Pathways Academy is a statewide inclusive homeschool cover school for families living in Alabama. This group is also the largest cover school in the Etowah county area. 

Rosewood Academy and High School is a cover school for families that have decided to homeschool in Alabama. This cover school also offers high school support and graduation ceremony.

Sacred Grove Academy is an Alabama homeschool academy that serves families in Alabama who want to homeschool their children. Sacred Grove Academy does not require a statement of faith or require families to be Pagan to enroll. 

The Way Home Christian School is a church school that provides administrative services to homeschooling families throughout the state. 

Truth and Freedom Academy is a cover school that provides administrative support and encouragement to families to educate their children at home.

Cover Schools in Alabama by County 

Autauga

Clarke DeKalb Jefferson Mobile

Talladega

Baldwin

Clay Elmore Lamar Monroe Tallapoosa
Barbour Cleburne Escambia Lauderdale Montgomery

Tuscaloosa

Bibb

Coffee Etowah Lawrence Morgan Walker

Blount

Colbert Fayette Lee Perry

Washington

Bullock Conecuh Franklin Limestone Pickens

Wilcox

Butler

Coosa Geneva Lowndes Pike Winston
Calhoun Covington Greene Macon Randolph

Chambers

Crenshaw Hale Madison Russell
Cherokee Cullman Henry Marengo St. Clair

Chilton

Dale Houston Marion Shelby
Choctaw Dallas Jackson Marshall Sumter

 

Autauga

Outlook Academy is a cover school that offers various activities, classes, clubs, and co-ops for their enrolled homeschool families.  

 

Baldwin

Bridge Christian Academy is a legal homeschool cover school in Alabama for parents who desire to provide academic excellence with a Biblical worldview. This Alabama homeschool academy has an office located in Fairhope but serves homeschoolers statewide. 

Evergreen Christian Academy- Shiloh is an Alabama homeschool academy that provides many activities and events to keep your homeschoolers busy. This cover school also offers classes for all grade levels.

 

Barbour

 

Bibb

Asbury Academy serves homeschoolers in the Greater Birmingham area. While this is a church school, the Asbury Academy allows parents to instruct their own children in the religious belief system that is personal to their own family. 

Essential Church School is a Christian church school for grades K-12 allowing off-site instruction for homeschooling families in the Birmingham metro area.

 

Blount

Asbury Academy serves homeschoolers in the Greater Birmingham area. While this is a church school, the Asbury Academy allows parents to instruct their own children in the religious belief system that is personal to their own family. 

Essential Church School is a Christian church school for grades K-12 allowing off-site instruction for homeschooling families in the Birmingham metro area.

 

Bullock

 

Butler

 

Calhoun

Academy for Excellence has a “local program” for families in St. Clair, Talladega, and Calhoun counties, as well as a “statewide” program for others. This homeschool church school offers record-keeping on-line, a message/chat board for homeschoolers, curriculum choice help, field trips, and more. The Academy for Excellence does require a bible study of your choice. 

 

Chambers

 

Cherokee

 

Chilton

Asbury Academy serves homeschoolers in the Greater Birmingham area. While this is a church school, the Asbury Academy allows parents to instruct their own children in the religious belief system that is personal to their own family. 

Essential Church School is a Christian church school for grades K-12 allowing off-site instruction for homeschooling families in the Birmingham metro area.

 

Choctaw

 

Clarke

 

Clay

 

Cleburne

 

Coffee

 

Colbert

 

Conecuh

 

Coosa

 

Covington

 

Crenshaw

 

Cullman

Vinemont Christian Academy is a cover school that helps homeschoolers receive a quality Christian education. 

 

Dale

 

Dallas

 

DeKalb

 

Elmore

Outlook Academy is a cover school that offers various activities, classes, clubs, and co-ops for their enrolled homeschool families.  

 

Escambia

 

Etowah

Pathways Academy is a statewide inclusive homeschool cover school for families living in Alabama. This group is also the largest cover school in the Etowah county area. 

 

Fayette

 

Franklin

 

Geneva

 

Greene

 

Hale

 

Henry

 

Houston

 

Jackson

 

Jefferson

Asbury Academy serves homeschoolers in the Greater Birmingham area. While this is a church school, the Asbury Academy allows parents to instruct their own children in the religious belief system that is personal to their own family. 

Cahaba Academy is a church cover school with the goal to help homeschoolers provide an environment for Christian education. 

Essential Church School is a Christian church school for grades K-12 allowing off-site instruction for homeschooling families in the Birmingham metro area.

Faith Community Christian School is an Alabama homeschool cover school that offers support, parties, play days, transcript maintenance, online grade reporting, field trips, art clubs, science clubs, and more. 

Jubilee Academy church school offers support and field trips for Alabama homeschoolers. This cover school does require parents to attend a yearly teacher’s conference to remain enrolled. 

SMIC Academy is an Alabama church school for homeschooling families, providing oversight and accountability.  

 

Lamar

 

Lauderdale

 

Lawrence

Master’s Hand Christian School provides a legal covering for homeschool families with additional co-op classes, field trips, and other extracurricular activities.

 

Lee

 

Limestone

Covenant Christian Academy is a church school of The Rock Family Worship Center. This cover school provides resources and activities necessary to assist parents in achieving for their children a balanced education with an emphasis on character, excellence, and creativity.

Faith Covenant Academy is a homeschool cover school located in Huntsville, Alabama but offers a coverage area that extends beyond the Huntsville Metropolitan Area. Faith Covenant Academy is open to all students and has year-round open enrollment.

Franklin School is a cover school that was formed to provide families with a secure and legal place to homeschool their children. This cover school provides support and assistance to homeschooling families by certified and experienced teachers.

Master’s Hand Christian School provides legal covering for homeschool families with additional co-op classes, field trips, and other extracurricular activities.

 

Lowndes

 

Macon

 

Madison

Covenant Christian Academy is a church school of The Rock Family Worship Center. This cover school provides resources and activities necessary to assist parents in achieving for their children a balanced education with an emphasis on character, excellence, and creativity.

Excalibur is a church cover school that only asks for the state minimum requirements. This cover school also offers a limited Internet-based membership to families that reside in the state but not close enough to participate in support group activities.   

Faith Covenant Academy is a homeschool cover school located in Huntsville, Alabama but offers a coverage area that extends beyond the Huntsville Metropolitan Area. Faith Covenant Academy is open to all students and has year-round open enrollment.

Franklin School is a cover school that was formed to provide families with a secure and legal place to homeschool their children. This cover school provides support and assistance to homeschooling families by certified and experienced teachers.

Life Christian Academy is a cover school that provides enrichment activities for younger students to expand on what the parents teach at home. 

Master’s Hand Christian School provides legal covering for homeschool families with additional co-op classes, field trips, and other extracurricular activities.

 

Marengo

 

Marion

 

Marshall

 

Mobile 

Evergreen Christian Academy- Shiloh is an Alabama homeschool academy that provides many activities and events to keep your homeschoolers busy. This cover school also offers classes for all grade levels.

Heartwood Christian Academy is a cover school to help with your homeschooling. Heartwood Christian Academy provides support, training, and group activities with your membership.  

 

Monroe

 

Montgomery

Outlook Academy is a cover school that offers various activities, classes, clubs, and co-ops for their enrolled homeschool families.  

 

Morgan

Faith Covenant Academy is a homeschool cover school located in Huntsville, Alabama but offers a coverage area that extends beyond the Huntsville Metropolitan Area. Faith Covenant Academy is open to all students and has year-round open enrollment.

Franklin School is a cover school that was formed to provide families with a secure and legal place to homeschool their children. This cover school provides support and assistance to homeschooling families by certified and experienced teachers.

Master’s Hand Christian School provides legal covering for homeschool families with additional co-op classes, field trips, and other extracurricular activities.

River City Christian Academy is an Alabama homeschool academy that provides Christian support for homeschool families to help them succeed. 

 

 

Perry

 

Pickens

 

Pike

 

Randolph

 

Russell

 

St. Clair

Academy for Excellence has a “local program” for families in St. Clair, Talladega, and Calhoun counties, as well as a “statewide” program for others. This homeschool church school offers record-keeping on-line, a message/chat board for homeschoolers, curriculum choice help, field trips, and more. The Academy for Excellence does require a bible study of your choice. 

Cahaba Academy is a church cover school with the goal to help homeschoolers provide an environment for Christian education. 

Essential Church School is a Christian church school for grades K-12 allowing off-site instruction for homeschooling families in the Birmingham metro area. 

Faith Community Christian School is an Alabama homeschool cover school that offers support, parties, play days, transcript maintenance, online grade reporting, field trips, art clubs, science clubs, and more. 

SMIC Academy is an Alabama church school for homeschooling families, providing oversight and accountability.  

 

Shelby

Asbury Academy serves homeschoolers in the Greater Birmingham area. While this is a church school, the Asbury Academy allows parents to instruct their own children in the religious belief system that is personal to their own family. 

Essential Church School is a Christian church school for grades K-12 allowing off-site instruction for homeschooling families in the Birmingham metro area.

Evangel Christian School is a cover school with a Christian parent-directed educational environment, committed to excellence in academics, athletics, and the fine arts.

SMIC Academy is an Alabama church school for homeschooling families, providing oversight and accountability.  

 

Sumter

 

Talladega

Academy for Excellence has a “local program” for families in St. Clair, Talladega, and Calhoun counties, as well as a “statewide” program for others. This homeschool church school offers record-keeping on-line, a message/chat board for homeschoolers, curriculum choice help, field trips, and more. The Academy for Excellence does require a bible study of your choice. 

 

Tallapoosa

 

Tuscaloosa

 

Walker

Asbury Academy serves homeschoolers in the Greater Birmingham area. While this is a church school, the Asbury Academy allows parents to instruct their own children in the religious belief system that is personal to their own family. 

Essential Church School is a Christian church school for grades K-12 allowing off-site instruction for homeschooling families in the Birmingham metro area.

 

Washington

 

Wilcox

 

Winston

 

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