Photo by fourth grade student Nikolas Kane Taylor of Cowan, Tennessee, while in Nashville.

Are you a student who loves taking pictures? Submit your photos by e-mail for the October newsletter cover by October 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.

Autumn Days Are Here Again!

We at HomeLife Academy hope your school year has had a great start! Remember, you can call us anytime you need our assistance throughout
the year!

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it.
2 Timothy 3:14

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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Registration now open for ninth through eleventh grade PSAT testing in West Tennessee!

We still have openings for
PSAT testing in Jackson
and Memphis, but they are
filling quickly. Reserve your
spot at the Jackson site by
clicking here or in
Memphis by clicking here.
HomeLife Academy (HLA) is
happy to provide the
PSAT to all HLA and non-
HLA families again this year.
The test fee is $20 per student,
due in advance, and on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
Payment reserves your spot. Registration will remain open until
all spots are filled.

Missionary Spotlight

We like to spotlight our
HLA missionary
families, encouraging
you to join us in
prayer for these
families and their
ministries. This
month we are
featuring the
Huffmier family,
serving in Brazil
with Word of Life.

“We work with a choir that travels
across Brazil presenting the
gospel through music and
drama. We travel on average
of 6 months a year, staying 2
days in each church. We
present 2 cantatas each year,
one being more evangelistic
and the other to encourage or
challenge the churches. We
also have programs to present
the gospel in public schools,
parks, hospitals or drug rehab
centers. You can see our
ministries on youtube by
typing in “Grupo EMME.”‘
– Rebecca Chumya

Please pray for the
Huffmier family and
our other families serving Christ throughout the world!

Help Support Our Scholarship Fund!

We collect Box Tops for Education
to fund needs-based scholarships
for HomeLife families! Please help support this cause by sending us your Box Tops found on select grocery items.

You can submit Box Tops to
Toni at the address below.

Please mail to:
Box Top Coordinator
Toni Garner
P.O. Box 405
Oakland, TN 38060

Please do not send expired
Box Tops. Remember to
put regular Box Tops in
groups of 50 and bonus
Box Tops separately. Thank you.

Read here to learn more about Box
Tops and homeschool
funding, scholarships,
colleges and more.

Curriculum Corner

February
Giveaway
Winners!

SchoolhouseTeachers.com

Point, Click, Teach!

SchoolhouseTeachers.com is school on a computer. For those of you who believe school should only be with physical books, let me tell you about what the online location has to offer before you stop reading. There are courses for students in pre-school through high school, and parents; subjects in all areas typically covered in school; 10,000 streaming videos; 165 classes; course portfolios; a transcript generator, help support and so much more. You can create a lesson plan using SchoolhouseTeachers.com for your child’s education through high school graduation or just as needed to focus on areas of study where more attention may be needed. Learn more about SchoolhouseTeachers.com.

Let us feature your family.

Parents, would you like to be featured in our Family Focus section? E-mail us and tell us 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? E-mail us and tell us 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!

TENNESSEE SENIORS:
Apply for Tennessee Promise Now!

DEADLINE to apply is NOVEMBER 1. Students who graduate after December 1, 2015 are eligible to apply for the TN Promise, which is a statewide program. Any graduating senior who meets the deadlines (see below) can receive up to the full amount of tuition and mandatory fees for attaining an Associate’s Degree from a Tennessee community college or certificate from a Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT). To receive TN Promise money for your post-secondary education, you must meet these deadlines:

  • By November 2 – Apply for Tennessee Promise scholarship.
  • By February 15 – Complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). (Complete between January 1 and February 15.)
  • By February 15 – Attend first mandatory meeting coordinated by partnering organization. Partnering organizations may conduct meetings much sooner.
  • By April 15 – Attend second mandatory meeting coordinated by partnering organization.
  • In the spring – Apply to and register for classes at an eligible institution (partnering organizations may recommend applying by February 15.
  • Before Start of Term – Complete eight (8) hours of community service by the first day of class (partnering organizations may have earlier deadlines to complete the community service).

Are you ready for some country fun?

All area seventh through twelfth graders are invited to The Barn at Snider Farms in Denmark, TN (outside of Jackson, TN) on Tuesday October 20, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the Homeschool Hoedown. Tickets are $15 each through Wednesday, September 30. They will be $20 after that date.
Purchase your tickets today!

High School Students:
Apply now!

National Society of High School Scholars
Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship
Tennessee Scholars

National Society of High School Scholars
(Open to second semester freshmen and above)

National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) serves to help high-achieving students successfully transition from high school to college, and from college into their young professional lives. Membership with NSHSS is for a lifetime. The benefits include college scholarships; direct connections with university admissions officers; scholarships for summer and semester study abroad programs; workshops to explore career opportunities; special discounts on leadership programs, testing and tutorial services, and exclusive member events. To be eligible for membership, students must be at least a second semester freshman in high school and must meet any one of the criteria below:

  • 1750 SAT score or higher
    200 PSAT score or higher
  • 26+ ACT score
  • Score 4 or higher on any AP exam
  • Score 5 or higher on any IB exam
  • 3.5 Cumulative GPA (4.0 scale) or higher (or 88 or higher on 100-point scale)
  • Top 10 percent rank in class

Contact Lani Carey for more information on NSHSS.

Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award
(Seniors)

What types of students are considered for the Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award? Students that best exemplify what it means to be an outstanding student leader and who show some or all of the following:

  • Leadership
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Citizenship
  • Student Government
  • Student Athletes
  • Extra-curricular Activities

Applications will be reviewed and discussed by our counseling department and staff, and our senior counselor, Lani Carey, will announce in February those who qualify.

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship
(Seniors)

One HLA student will be nominated for this $1,000 scholarship award. The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program is for high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership skills, academic achievement and a commitment to community service.

  • Students must be nominated by a high school counselor or principal.
  • Have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher.
  • Be a full-time high school senior.

Apply here for this nomination.

Tennessee Scholars
(Seniors)

Anyone who completes the requirements for the Tennessee Scholars program will receive a medallion and certificate. If you would like to be reviewed for this award, please download the checklist and be sure to submit all supporting paperwork to Lani Carey, as well as fill out our award application.

HomeLife Tutorial opens its doors for the new school year

It was back to school for students at HomeLife Tutorial (HLT) in Jackson, Tennessee where classes resumed on Tuesday, August 18. Registration topped with almost 70 students in early elementary through high school grades. There were 18 classes from which to choose with options like Language Arts 1 and 2/3, and Science for elementary level; Foundations of Art, and World Geography/Speech/Study Skills for middle…{read more}

Family Focus: Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson is a HomeLife Academy parent from Jackson, Tennessee. She shares how she and her children homeschool.

We started homeschooling in kindergarten not knowing exactly what to expect, but feeling it was right for our family. I had no experience with homeschooling, so I did not know what I was doing. Now that we…{read more}