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FAQs

Q:

What does MHS offer?

A:

At Murfreesboro Homeschoolers we provide tutorial classes, cooperative classes and educational activities for home schooled children in preschool through high school as well as support for homeschooling families in Middle Tennessee.

Our tutorial classes, cooperative classes, clubs, field trips and events are the perfect solution for socialization, education and building relationships for homeschooling students and their families.

At MHS we bridge the gap between homeschooling and public/private school by organizing field trips to local destinations commonly visited by the schools in our area and events such as our Semester Showcases at the end of each semester. Our Semester Showcases at the end of each semester give the children an opportunity to create projects to put on display and do performances for family and friends to enjoy.

Q:

What is the goal at MHS?

A:

We strive to foster creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and problem-solving by empowering students to take ownership of their education and commit to lifelong learning.

Q:

What does it mean to be an inclusive community?

A:

As an inclusive community we respect all religious and spiritual backgrounds. Therefore, our classes and clubs are taught from a secular perspective.

Q:

Can I drop my child(ren) off at MHS?

A:

  • MHS offers flexible options for families with children across all age groups.
     
  • Children 7 years old and younger must have a parent/guardian on-site at all times.
     
  • Children 8 years and older may be dropped off for an additional drop-off fee.
     
  • Drop-off students 8 - 9 years old must be registered for a class for every hour they are on site at MHS with the exception of supervised lunch.
     
  • Drop-off students 10 years and older must be registered for a class or study hall for every hour they are on site at MHS with the exception of supervised lunch.

Q:

How many classes do I have to register for each academic year?

A:

  • There are no class minimums to register at MHS.

Q:

What are the membership volunteer requirements at MHS?

A:

  • Parents/Guardians contribute a minimum of one hour per day by assisting in classes, organizing events, and monitoring the sign in table, lunch or study hall.
     
  • Parents/Guardians have the opportunity to sign up for their preferred positions during the registration process. However, MHS reserves the right to switch your positions if there is a more pressing need in the community.
     
  • Parents/Guardians with children requiring special assistance and those with small children please email the director for accommodations. We are happy to work with your family’s needs.
     
  • Parents/Guardians who wish to have the flexibility to Drop-off their students and participate at MHS as their schedules allow pay additional drop-off fee(s) and are not required to do volunteer hours.

Q:

Is MHS an umbrella school?

A:

No, MHS is not an umbrella school. Parents/Guardians are required to register to home school with their local school board or an umbrealla school to be in accordance with the law.

Please click HERE for a list of umbrella schools.

Please click HERE to visit the Tennessee Department of Education website and print off your individual home school forms.

Q:

Does MHS issue credit or grades?

A:

MHS does not issue credit or grades. Parents/Guardians may contact tutors for suggested grades.

Q:

When and where does MHS meet?

A:

  • We meet on Mondays and Fridays at the Boys & Girls Club of Rutherford County.
     
  • We offer tutorial classes, cooperative classes & clubs for two semesters each year.
     
  • Each semester includes 14 Mondays & 14 Fridays in the Fall and Spring.
     
  • We have a Semester Showcase at the end of each semester where students showcase their work.
     
  • Classes and clubs are held between the hours of 8:20 AM and 2:05 PM.
     
  • Please click on dates in the main menu above.

Q:

Does MHS have a Facebook Group? Page?

A:

Yes! MHS has two Facebook groups and a page. Click on the links below to join the specific group(s) and like our page.

MHS General Facebook Group for Everyone

MHS Explorers Facebook Group for Paid Members Only

MHS Facebook Page

Q:

Does MHS offer any activities for teens?

A:

  • The MHS Explorer field trips are mostly for children under 12 years old.
     
  • For children 12 - 18 years old we recommend joining the Facebook group Homeschooled Teens in the Boro. Four of their five leaders are MHS Members.
     
  • The Facebook group that organizes homeschool prom each year is Socials in the Boro - Homeschool Prom. 

Q:

What is the MHS Fees Policy?

A:

MHS has an annual membership for each academic year from August through May. Members are required to pay an Annual Family Membership Fee, Boys & Girls Club Membership Fee, class and supply fees as well as drop-off and/or study hall fees if applicable. In addition some classes and clubs may require purchased texts and supplies.

  • All MHS fees are Non-Refundable.
     
  • Annual Family Membership Fee: This fee pays for expenses including but not limited to insurance, marketing and administration.
     
  • Boys & Girls Club Fee: This fee goes directly to the Boys & Girls Club of Rutherford County for use of their facility.
     
  • Class Fee (Tuition): This fee includes but is not limited to the cost of the class, compensation for the tutor and administrative expenses.
     
  • Supply Fee: This fee is for the class or club supplies provided by the tutor or MHS.
     

  • Drop-off Fee (Optional): This is an optional fee for parents who choose to drop off their children 8 years and older.
     

  • Study Hall Fee (Optional): This fee is for students 11 years and older to stay on site between classes.
     

  • Background Check Fee (If Applicable): Every parent/guardian on-site at MHS is required to complete a background check with fingerprinting.

  • Due to the fact that classes are contingent on meeting minimum required students, invoices will only be adjusted if a class gets canceled.
     
  • Returned Check Fee: $25 - First Returned Check, $35 - Any Additional Returned Checks

Q:

What is the MHS Illness Policy?

A:

Do not bring your children to MHS if they have the following:

  • Fever over 100 within the last 24 hours
  • Colored Mucus (yellow or green snotty nose)
  • Croup Cough or Non-Stop Coughing
  • Diarrhea, vomiting or nausea
  • Rashes or ring worm
  • Head Lice
  • Anything Contagious you are aware of

Q:

What is the MHS Weather Policy?

A:

MHS follows the severe weather cancellations of Rutherford County Schools.

Q:

What is the MHS food policy?

A:

  • MHS is a nut-free organization and The Boys & Girls Club is a nut-free facility.
     
  • Food and drink are ONLY permitted in the Common Room at The Boys & Girls Club.
     
  • Please adhere to these policies when packing lunch and snacks for your family.

Q:

How do I get my background check to be on-site at MHS?

A:

The website to complete the fingerprinting process is https://tn.ibtfingerprint.com/

The ORI number with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for Murfreesboro Homeschoolers is TNCC75050.

The steps to schedule your appointment on the link above are as follows:

  1. Click "Schedule a New Appointment"
  2. Click "Don't Know your Service Code"
  3. Choose "NON-DCS Childcare/Adoption Providers"
  4. Choose "Child-Related Worker Volunteer (Private)"
  5. Enter our ORI number TNCC75050
  6. Accept the terms.
  7. Enter your zip code & choose your IdentoGO location.
    • Here is the location in Murfreesboro - IdentoGO, 531 N Thompson Ln, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
    • They have locations in many areas across Middle Tennessee.
  8. Click the day and time that work best for you.
  9. Complete the demographics page.
  10. Process payments.
  11. Print your confirmation page & attend your scheduled appointment.

Results will be sent to MHS directly.

You may schedule your appointment to get fingerprinted by phone by calling (855) 226-2937