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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 fall festival and field day in spring.

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 with mindfulness and respect of sensitive topics.

Q:

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

A:

  • MHS offers flexible options for families with children across all age groups.
     
  • Children 5 years old and younger must have a parent/guardian on-site at all times.
     
  • Children 6 years and older may be dropped off for an additional drop-off fee.
     
  • Drop-off students 6 years and older must be registered for a tutorial class, study hall or supervised lunch 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:

  • Each parent/guardian on site at MHS is required to complete a background check with fingerprinting. Directions are below.
     
  • Parents/Guardians on site contribute a minimum of one hour per day by assisting in classes and monitoring the front table, lunch or study hall.
     
  • Parents/Guardians have the opportunity to sign up for their preferred volunteer positions for the year during the registration process. However, MHS reserves the right to switch your position if there is a more pressing need in the community.
     
  • Once registration is complete, a schedule will be released with the parent/guardian volunteer positions for the year.
     
  • 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.
     
  •  We appreciate help and encourage participation whenever you are on site.

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.
     
  • We offer tutorial classes, cooperative classes & clubs for two semesters each year.
     
  • Each semester includes 14 Mondays & 14 Fridays in the Fall and Spring.
     
  • Classes are held between the hours of 9:30 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:

What is the MHS Fees Policy?

A:

The relationship of MHS with its families is based on mutual trust. MHS is committed to preserving the interests of families to whom we provide services.  All fees are used to provide services to families and as such, are integral to annual planning of services, events, venue, and other expenses related to providing such services. Therefore, when fees are not paid in a timely manner, it places the organization at a disadvantage.
 

MHS has an annual membership for each academic year from August through May. Members participating on Mondays and/or Fridays are required to pay the Annual Family Membership Fee, Boys & Girls Club fee per child 5+ years, class and supply fees as well as background check, drop-off and/or study hall fees if applicable. In addition classes and clubs may require purchased texts and supplies.
 

  • When you register for classes at MHS, you are entering a contractual agreement to provide payment for services.

     
  • Payment is due whether you use the services or not, since they are paid for by the organization at the beginning of the semester, based on registration numbers.
     

  • All MHS fees are Non-Refundable.
     
  • You must login each month and pay your invoices manually. You can find them by logging in and clicking on "Accounting" and then "Invoice & Payment Details".

     
  • All payments must be made via our online payment system on the website.
     
  • All clients are required to provide valid credit card information for MHS to keep on file. You may pay your fees via any method you choose on the website, but if they are not paid on time, your credit card will be charged.
     

  • In cases where fees are not paid on time and the credit card is declined, you may be asked not to return to MHS until fees are paid via certified check.
     

  • Due to the fact that classes are contingent on meeting minimum required students, invoices will only be adjusted if a class gets canceled.

Fees:
 

  • Annual Family Membership Fee: This fee pays for expenses including but not limited to insurance, marketing and administration.
     
  • Boys & Girls Club Fee (Required for children 5 years & older on site Mondays & Fridays): 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 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 drop-off students 8 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.
     
  • 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 & Class Cancellation Policy?

A:

MHS follows the cancellations of Rutherford County Schools to protect the safety of all members of our community.

Q:

What is the MHS food policy?

A:

  • MHS is a nut-free organization.
  • 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