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It’s All About the Sports

There are many reasons families never consider homeschooling. One of the top reasons has absolutely nothing to do with academics. It's all about the sports. Children and their parents love sports and are not willing to give them up for more freedom in education. As homeschooling has become more accepted, parents and their children no

HLA Prep Opens Doors for Florida Athletes

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In an effort to more effectively serve our Florida families, we would like to introduce HLA Preparatory School (HLA Prep)! HLA Prep is a new school that was created for our Florida student-athletes. It will allow our students wanting to play sports to be registered with an umbrella school and still participate in high school sports. HLA

Free Bowling and Skating Summer Fun for Children

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Keeping your children physically active during the summer months may sometimes prove challenging. For many children, summer signifies sleeping in and spending the remaining waking hours on electronics playing video games, watching television, texting and anything else that can be done while in a reclined position. Kids Bowl Free and Kids Skate Free are two

Lend a Helping Hand and Volunteer

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The holiday season is the time when many choose to volunteer, but it is not the only time for you to lend a helping hand to others. People need and rely on the service efforts of others every day and, unfortunately, the need continues to exist. Volunteering provides a wonderful opportunity for families to work

New Faces of the WTHSA

Pictured (l-r): Brian Eubanks and Bryanna Cash with WTHSA Director Lance Cummins. It has been a very long time coming, but West Tennessee finally has a sports and activities association just for your homeschooled child. The West TN Homeschool Sports and Activities (WTHSA) association has been created and has already selected coaches for

WTHSA: An Answer for Homeschool Athletes

Several homeschool parents attended the WTHSA information meeting to learn about athletic opportunities for their children. The West TN Homeschool Sports and Activities (WTHSA) association information meeting that was held on Thursday, September 8, in Jackson opened a new chapter for homeschoolers in West Tennessee. Several families attended the meeting to learn more

On the Road to NCAA Eligibility

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  The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has benefited college athletes for more than 100 years. Its history dates back to as far as the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt when rules for the sport and better practices were being determined for inter-collegiate football. Now, the member-led organization is an association that is “dedicated to the

National Beta Club Now Open to HLA Students

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There are those who are born leaders and then there are those who become leaders. If you fall into either one of those categories and are a student in the fourth through twelfth grades, the National Beta Club is one you should consider. The independent, educational and non-profit organization for youth has been developing leaders

Important TSSAA Deadline

In April, I wrote an article for the Homeschooling in Williamson County blog discussing the recent changes in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) bylaws which now allow homeschoolers to remain fully enrolled with their church-related umbrella schools when applying for eligibility to try out with a local public or private school member team.

New Developments with TSSAA and Homeschoolers

On March 11, 2015 the TSSAA Legislative Council voted to revise the Home School Rule in their Bylaws. So, what exactly do these new changes mean for homeschoolers? Read our full article over at Homeschooling in Williamson County...