Do I have to have a cover school?No. AL does not
require a cover school or church school in order to educate at home (as of 2014). In fact, becoming your own private homeschool is easier and requires less reporting.
Will I have less coverage with Honor School than I get from an expensive cover school?No. AL has only one level of homeschool coverage. Honor School meets all legal requirements for a church school and cover school, and gives you the
exact same amount of legal coverage as any other.
Is Honor School religious or secular?Neither. We are a neutral cover school that
does not endorse or exclude any particular religion or lack of religion.
Is Honor School a 'church-school'?Yes. The only way to established a cover school is
with a church sponsor.
What church is Honor School under?Honor Assembly
When can I enroll?Anytime. We accept new members throughout the year.
Are there any testing requirements to homeschool under Honor
School?No. Alabama does not require testing nor does Honor School.
What happens after I enroll?You will receive an email with detailed information including
a church school enrollment form (CSEF).
How long does enrollment take?Free
enrollmentsare processed in 3-5 business days. Paid enrollments can be processed the same business day.
What are my legal requirements after enrolling? Submit
CSEF to local school system (we do that for you with a paid membership), keep attendance, report absences.
How do I keep attendance?Whether it is a detailed spreadsheet or
check-marks on a calendar, it is your choice.
Do I turn in attendance?No. We do not collect
or keep records of attendance, nor does the state, unless you have absences.
Absences?AL requires families who use a cover school to report
absences, and the cover must report those to the state. If your child is ever absent from homeschool, please find them first, then report the absence to us.
How many days per year are required?None. Honor
School does not regulate your number of homeschool days, nor does the state.
Do I to turn in grades?No. If you choose to record grades, they are not turned-in to us
or to any state agency.