HomeLife Academy Requirements

HLA’s primary method of communication is through email. It is important that the email address on your application belongs to the parent/guardian, is current, and is one that you check often. We do not recommend HLA for families that do not have regular, even daily, access to internet and email.


checkmarkParents must have internet service and their own valid email address that is checked regularly.

checkmarkRe-enroll annually by August 1 or by the time school begins in your area.

checkmarkReport grades and attendance twice a year in Applecore. (January 15 and June 15)

checkmarkEnter an Education Plan in Applecore for upcoming school year by August 1.

checkmarkParents/guardians must have at least a high school diploma or GED*.


High School Students must be in good academic standing with no disciplinary issues from the previous school. If you are unsure, please contact our office before applying.  Our HLA-NEST Program may be a good option for your student.

Legal Documentation – please read our policies regarding account holders (parent, legal guardian, etc), account access and records requests for non-account holders.

Open Court Cases or Legal Investigations: Families or students that are involved in any ACTIVE courts cases or legal investigations are not eligible for enrollment with HomeLife Academy. Please contact HLA once your legal situation has been resolved.

Testing is optional for TN, FL, AL and CO and states where no testing is required.

TN, AL and CO families must provide immunization records.  Click here for information about immunizations.

IMPORTANT: HomeLife Academy is designed for families intending to homeschool through graduation. If you choose to transfer your student to a public or private school, that school may require placement tests to determine the student’s grade placement or credits earned. It is up to each public or private school’s policies whether or not they will accept any credits completed while homeschooling. This applies to students homeschooling through an umbrella school or through the county.

*Parents/guardians not meeting the high school diploma or GED requirement, can call for more information regarding our HLA-NEST Program.

Students and Parent-teachers must agree to our Code of Ethics which is acknowledged in our application.  If there is reason to suspect educational neglect or that a student’s grades or records have been falsified,  HLA reserves the right to evaluate the situation and/or require students to complete end-of-course exams or other testing to validate grades and/or credits earned. NEST may be required to continue enrollment with HLA.