Brightworth Academy Program Requirements and Policies:

  1. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), of each enrolled student, have the sole responsibility of researching and making all selections of curriculum for my/our student(s). It is my/our sole responsibility to organize and implement the chosen education plan(s) for each of my/our enrolled student(s).  I/we acknowledge that Brightworth Academy does not assign, nor provide the curriculum that I have selected for my/our student(s). 
  2. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), must hold a high school diploma or GED. If only ONE parent/guardian meets this requirement, that parent/guardian will be designated as the primary learning facilitator and will be responsible for fulfilling the required and reported annual education plan for each enrolled student.
  3. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), understand that my/our student(s) must be at least 5yrs of age by August 15th of the current academic school year, under which the student has been registered/enrolled, and plan to administer homeschool instruction.
  4. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), agree to abide by Tennessee State law, which requires a minimum of 180 days of attendance, with at least 4 hours of learning per day. I/we understand that I/we am/are required to maintain accurate attendance records, submitting these records twice per year within the Brightworth Academy online parent/guardian portal account (Due by: January 15th and June 15th each academic school year).
  5. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), understand that I/we must provide either proof of immunization or submit the Tennessee Immunization Religious or Medical Exemption Form as required by the state of Tennessee and the Brightworth Academy Registration requirements.
  6. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), understand that Brightworth Academy is classified by the Tennessee Department of Education as a “Category IV Church-Related School” and is exempt from accreditation requirements per TCA 49-50-801. As such, students transferring from Brightworth Academy to public or accredited private schools may be subject to testing for grade-level placement, and/or to determine credits which will or will not be accepted in the case of transferring high school students. Students graduating from Category IV schools, although accepted by most colleges and universities, may also be subject to additional testing requirements in order to be accepted into their program.
  7. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), understand that all students enrolled with Brightworth Academy must meet all of the compulsory attendance requirements for residents of the state of Tennessee. I/we understand that if I/we are enrolling students from a state other than Tennessee, or from countries other than the United States, I/we must research and satisfy all of the local homeschool requirements for my/our specific place of residence. 
  8. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), understand that I/we must have at least ONE active email address on file with Brightworth Academy that is monitored regularly. I/we understand that active and accurate contact information is essential in order to receive current and ongoing communication from Brightworth Academy that is relevant to my/our student’s enrollment.
  9. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), agree to submit each of my/our student’s grades and attendance online in my parent/guardian portal account twice per year (Due by: January 15th and June 15th each academic year). I/we understand that failure to report grades and attendance by required deadlines may result in additional fees, dismissal, or denial of enrollment for the subsequent year. 
  10. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), understand that Brightworth Academy will submit all required student documentation to the local public school superintendent annually, as required for all home-educated students. 
  11. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), understand that BOTH parents/guardians (mother and father OR legal guardian(s) of all enrolled students) are in agreement to homeschool my/our students and register them with Brightworth Academy. I/we understand that I/we are solely responsible for my/our student’s education and for all planning, teaching, grading, attendance, and reporting. 
  12. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), agree to re-enroll my/our student(s) each year by the time school starts in my/our area or by the deadline of August 10th. I/we understand that I/we must notify Brightworth Academy if I/we do not intend to re-enroll for the next school year. 
  13. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), must maintain accurate and current contact information on file with Brightworth Academy, including: email address, mailing address, physical home address, and phone number(s).
  14. In the case of enrollment for high school students, I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), understand that I/we are required to research and complete the 4 year high school plan as found HERE.  I/we understand that high school students are eligible for graduation from Brightworth Academy if they have satisfied all credit requirements (minimum of 22 hours as set forth by the Tennessee Department of Education) in their high school plan, paid applicable graduation fees, and submitted required senior attendance records. I/we understand that Brightworth Academy can only advise and assist in high school planning, and that I/we, as the parents/guardians, have the sole responsibility of keeping my/our student(s) on track for graduation and to verify any and all admission requirements for college(s)/universities that my/our student may be interested in attending.
  15. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), understand that Brightworth Academy does not require standardized testing, and therefore, does not offer testing services.  In the case of enrollment for high school students, I/we understand that, while NOT required for graduation, taking the SAT or ACT during the junior/senior year is strongly advised and is a requirement for admission into most colleges/universities.
  16. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), understand that the general policy of Brightworth Academy prohibits enrollment when the following circumstances apply: truancy, suspension, expulsion, misdemeanors, felonies, and open court cases.
  17. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), understand that re-enrollment for Brightworth Academy is open until August 10th of the upcoming school year. If I/we do not re-enroll my/our student(s) by the deadline of August 10th of the upcoming school year, my/our student(s) will be considered to be withdrawn from the program.  Additionally, I/we understand that I/we can withdraw any student from Brightworth Academy at anytime, and that any paid registration, enrollment, transfer, and/or graduation fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  18. I/we, as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s), understand that Brightworth Academy requires an official copy of exam results for AP/CLEP courses in order to credit those courses as such on my/our student’s transcript (for high school students). I/we understand that for dual enrollment courses, Brightworth Academy requires an official transcript from the administering college, and will credit these courses accordingly upon receipt of all required documentation