Photo by Carissa Barton.

Are you a student who loves taking pictures? Submit your photos by e-mail for the December newsletter cover by December 15! Please keep in mind the season/month in which the newsletter will be released when selecting a photo. One photo will be selected and featured in the newsletter next month.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here at HomeLife Academy,
we have much to be thankful for, particularly our families. You are the reason for all we do.
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 9:1

Parents: Would you like to be featured in our Family Focus section? Email us and tell us about what homeschooling looks like at YOUR house! Share some photos of your homeschool day and your family could appear on our blog and in our next newsletter! Parents: Would you like to be featured in our Family Focus section? Email us and tell us about what homeschooling looks like at YOUR house! Share some photos of your homeschool day and your family could appear on our blog and in our next newsletter!

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The National Beta Club is coming to HLA.

Students in fourth through twelfth grades will soon be able to join the National Beta Club through HomeLife Academy. As members, students become part of one of the largest educational youth leadership organizations with more than 45,000 active members in the United States and abroad. If you are a parent who is interested in starting a chapter in your area or learning more about the organization, contact HLA Counselor Lani Carey for more information.

Galloway nominated for Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

HomeLife Academy (HLA) has nominated senior Aidan Galloway for the 2016-2017 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, funded through the Comcast Foundation, “recognizes high school seniors from Comcast communities for their commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership.”

“My main goals in life have been to…read more.

Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers contest

The Kenyon Review, one of the country’s most respected literary magazines, is holding the 13th Annual Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers contest. High school sophomores and juniors are asked to submit one unpublished work of poetry. The winner will receive a full scholarship to the 2016 Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop that will be held in Ohio. The application deadline is Monday, November 30 and the submission fee is free.

NCFCA film and short story contests

Does your student have a creative story stirring inside of them that desires to be told? If so, the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) 2015-2016 Short Story Contest or the NCFCA 2015-2016 Short Film Contest may be their opportunity…{read more}

Curriculum Corner


CTC Math is a full online curriculum for kindergarten through sixth grade, and a supplement for seventh grade and above. Comprehensive and standard placement tests are available for students through sixth grade in each topic. Parents are able to obtain detailed reports from the tests as well as weekly student progress reports.With a membership, students have access to all grade levels of lessons. CTC Math is not Common Core-aligned. Try CTC Math for free and see if it is right for your family.

Are you ready for Black Friday Savings?

We are excited about GIVING back and showing our THANKS
to our wonderful families this Thanksgiving.

Pre-register any time Thursday, November 26 through Monday, November 30 to receive 25% off your entire cost of registration
for the 2016/2017 school year…


Be entered to win a MacBook Pro to be given away as part of our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend Special!

The MacBook drawing will occur the first week of December
and will be shipped immediately to arrive in plenty
of time before the Christmas Holiday!

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for the laptop drawing, all previous fees must be paid in full and all grades and attendance must be reported for students registered prior to the 2016/2017 school year. To keep the early registration discount, grades and attendance for the first semester of 2015/2016 must be reported by January 15, 2016. Failure to complete these requirements will result in your pre-registration order being cancelled and a loss of the discount. You may still be eligible for early registration discounts available at the time these requirements are met.

Please call us at (888) 560-0774 with any questions
regarding these requirements.

HLA Barnes & Noble Book Fair

(December 10-16)
The HomelIfe Academy (HLA) Barnes & Noble Book Fair is coming in December, which is just in time for your holiday shopping. You may visit any store or shop online in support of this fundraiser that benefits the HLA Scholarship Fund for Families in Need. HLA will also host an in-store event on December 10 in Memphis. Read to learn more about the book fair and meeting us in Memphis.

Attention Senior Class of 2016!

Are you a 2016 graduating high school senior? Well, show your spirit and excitement in your final year with the 2016 senior T-shirts that are now on sale. You have the choice between short and long-sleeved shirts that are available in small-XXL. The short-sleeved are $16.95 and the long-sleeved are $21.95. Purchase one for the colder months and one to wear when the weather gets warmer. Visit the Blue Eagle store today to purchase your shirts. While you are there, take a look at all of the homeschool apparel we have for the entire family!