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Alabama Church Cover Schools

Church cover schools (sometimes called umbrella schools) are a way to homeschool legally in Alabama.

Alabama Church Cover Schools may or may not require a Statement of Faith

Alabama Church Cover Schools (sometimes called umbrella schools) are a way to homeschool legally in Alabama. Dial the contact numbers from your smartphone.

How to Start a Church School

CHEF helps churches form church schools
At CHEF we believe a big part of our mission is to help churches form church school ministries for home educators. We have helped dozens of churches form the legal basis for a church school. The strategy is to establish what we call “virtual schools” with a legal basis (a ministry of a local church) and the administrative functions of any other school. The only difference between our schools and classroom schools is that the classroom is in the home.

No Statement of Faith

Academy for Excellence
We have a “local program” for families in St. Clair, Talladega, and Calhoun counties, as well as a “statewide” program for others. We offer record-keeping on-line, a message/chat board for homeschoolers, help choosing curriculum, field trips, and more. Requires a Bible study, your choice. Local: St. Clair, Talladega and Calhoun Counties, as well as Statewide.

Asbury Academy
We require no statement of faith, but rather trust that those families who take the responsibility of educating their own children will seek to educate those children in their religious faith as well. We strive for educational excellence of the child and of the parents.
[email protected].

Bright Horizons Academy
We do not require a Statement of Faith, nor do we require membership in HSLDA, although discount memberships are available. We require attendance and grades be turned in quarterly. We also offer year-round enrollment. Based in Alabaster, AL, 35007.

Calvary School
We believe that parents should be able to educate their children and choose the curriculum that best fits their children. Calvary accepts homeschool students from all over the State of Alabama regardless of religion, culture or race. Based in Madison, AL 35758.

Christian Fellowship Academy
A church school in Alabama offering a Christian family-based home education program. We encourage parents to use a broad spectrum of materials. No written statement required, but please remember we are a ministry for Christian Families. Based in Cullman, AL 35057.

Contemporary Education Academy
Based in Huntsville, this Bible-based cover school includes an online e-center to facilitate communication. Offers a free placement test. PreK to 12+ Life-ling learning. Based in Huntsville, AL 35815.

DaySpring Academy
A church school that offers a legal alternative for families who wish to homeschool. We are located in Central Alabama and offer our services to anyone in the state. We do not ask that families sign a statement of faith, join HSLDA or any legal group.

Everest Academy 
We provide freedom, support, quality resources, researched information, tons of activities and much, much more for Alabama Homeschoolers. Based in Graysville, AL 35073.

A ministry of Christian Community and is an integral part of the vision and mission of the church. Madison-based Home School with soccer team, newspaper, Oratorical Society, writing classes, character program.

Jubilee Academy
Freedom with responsibility. Located in Irondale, AL. We believe that education is the gradual process of acquiring knowledge for the preparation of life.

Outlook Academy
Because we believe that parents are best suited to direct the education of their children, Outlook Academy asks only for what the law requires while also offering support for your personal choices. Various activities, classes, clubs, and co-ops are available in the Montgomery, Elmore and Autauga County, Alabama areas.

Pathways Academy
A state-wide inclusive homeschool covering school for families living in Alabama. Our staff has been dedicated to assisting homeschool families for over 15 years. At Pathways, we believe the paths to education begin at home and that parents should be able to choose how to educate their children. P.O. Box 411, Gadsden, AL 35901.

Rosewood Academy and High School
Provides a legal church school cover for families that have decided to accept the responsibility of their child’s learning experience. We do not require a statement of faith. Based in Maytown, Alabama 35118.

Sacred Grove Academy
Formed by Church of the Spiral Tree, a legally incorporated tax-exempt pagan church (Section 501(a) organization under 501(c)(3)), in order to serve Pagan 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. Based in Auburn, Alabama 36831.

Statement of Faith Required

Covenant Christian Academy
If you are thinking about home schooling and desire a Christian environment for your children, CCA is the place for you. A ministry of The Rock Family Worship Center.

Evangel Christian School
A distinctively Christian parent-directed educational environment, committed to excellence in academics, athletics and the fine arts.  The school is under the authority of Evangel Presbyterian Church, Helena, AL 35007.

SMIC Academy
SMIC Academy is a church school which started in 1997 to help Alabama homeschooling families satisfy our state laws on compulsory attendance (§16-28).   Our full name is Shades Mountain Independent Church Academy.  SMIC Academy is a board-operated school with contract employees under the supervision of SMCC pastoral staff.  Statement of Faith required. HSLDA membership required. We serve families from Central Alabama.
The current administration can be reached through our website.

The Way Home Christian School
Operating in Alabama since 1988, we provide home school administrative services to families throughout the state. Our purpose is simple; we are here to support your adventure in homeschooling. Based in Eva, AL 35621.

Church Cover School Lists

Alabama Church Schools
Karen Gibson of Alabama checks these resources every summer.

Alabama Schools and Organizations
List of cover schools, some with links, some without. From NAHE.

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