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Online Homeschool in Tennessee

Tennessee Online Schools are an Alternative to Homeschooling

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Enrolling in a tuition-free* K12-powered online public school is a powerful option. Just like homeschooling, online public school is a family affair. As a parent, you’ll be involved every step of the way. And you’ll have the built-in support and resources of a school community—all while giving your child an education that’s designed to help nurture their unique gifts and strengths.

Learn more about K12-powered online school.

How is online public school different from homeschooling in Tennessee?

While there are similarities, online public school has several key differences. A K12-powered online public school:

  • Is tuition-free*
  • Provides support and guidance from a school staff that includes school administrators, counselors, and Tennessee-licensed teachers
  • Removes the need for parents to shop for curriculum by using K12’s proven curriculum, developed by education professionals
  • Complies with mandatory state assessment requirements
  • Follows a traditional school calendar

For a behind-the-scenes peek at a typical day of online learning at a K12-powered school, visit A Day in the Life. You’ll meet several families who are thriving with K12-powered, tuition-free online public schooling.

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Accreditation—Your Assurance of K12’s Academic Excellence

K12 is a Cognia -accredited corporation meeting the highest standards of educational management. Cognia is dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide through accreditation, research, and professional services. Additionally, K12-powered schools are accredited by a wide variety of respected accreditation bodies.

Accreditation provides reciprocity of credits, courses, and grade-level placements between schools and universities around the world and validation of the equivalency of diplomas and certificates to other accredited schools and universities.

Schools Available for Tennessee Students

Grades K-12

Tuition-free online school dedicated to inspiring and empowering Tennessee students through personalized, at-home learning.

  • Low teacher-to-student ratio for the attention learners deserve.
  • FLEX programming for qualified students to work more independently.
  • Career and college prep starting in 6th grade.

Grades K-9

Personalized learning and caring, licensed teachers dedicated to supporting students’ individual needs.

  • Individualized instruction designed to fit students’ needs.
  • Accelerate learning with our advanced learner program.
  • Jump-start the future with career exploration starting in 7th grade.

Grades Pre-K-12

Personalized, private education with a supportive team of teachers and counselors.

  • Accelerate learning with dual enrollment, AP®, and NCAA-approved courses.
  • Career and college prep, including career courses starting in 6th grade.
  • Enroll full-time, part-time, or per course with year-round start dates.

Grades K-12

A Catholic education that prepares students to excel academically and spiritually. Access to Marian University programs.

  • Tuition assistance for 96% of families through Indiana Choice Scholarship.
  • Catholic education taught by licensed teachers with online experience.
  • Hybrid learning for 6–12th graders on Marian University’s vibrant campus.

Grades K-12

With more than 40 years of experience in self-paced distance learning, students reach their potential any time year-round.

  • Accelerate learning with 170+ self-paced courses.
  • Students earn college credits while in high school with dual enrollment.
  • Awarded 771 high school diplomas in 2022.

Grades 8-12

Premier, private college preparatory education affiliated with The George Washington University.

  • Students have one-to-one college counseling and preparation for the future.
  • The Journeys Symposium prepares students for life outside the classroom.
  • 100% of graduates are accepted to college, from Harvard to UC Berkeley.

Grades Pre-K-12

Inclusive community, engaging curriculum, and tools to be global citizens.

  • Students graduate trilingual with our Early World Language Program.
  • Seminar-based instruction with a collaborative discussion-focused approach.
  • Graduate with an associate’s degree with our dual enrollment program.
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You can purchase K12 courses to supplement your homeschool curriculum or help your student catch up, get ahead, or explore an interest. These flexible courses are available with part-time and full-time options and with convenient year-round start dates.

*Families do not pay tuition for a student to attend an online public school. Common household items and office supplies like printer ink and paper are not provided. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.