and the coming school year.

Dear Cross River Families and visitors,

With the COVID-19 virus cases in our state at an all-time high, I know that many families are concerned about sending their children to public schools this Fall.  Homeschooling is an option that many people are discussing.  I'd like to take a moment to talk about a couple of differences between homeschooling and at-home school through the Public Schools.

At-Home School  through the Public School System IS NOT "Homeschooling" in the normal sense.  The difference is simple.  If your student is enrolled in a Public School, using Public School curriculum and following guidelines as set by the School in your district, you are not homeschooling.  While your student may be at home and schooling, he/she is still in Public School.  If your student is enrolled in a Public School and schooling from home, you DO NOT need a cover school.  You are still enrolled in a Public School.

Homeschooling is a bit different.  When a student is enrolled with Cross River Academy (other cover schools may have different requirements), you, the parent, have the option to choose which curriculum you would like for your student to follow.  You are allowed to choose how much or how little your student does on any given day.  You are the decision maker when it comes to exactly what your child is learning.

If you are considering homeschool, please feel free to call and I will be happy to talk to you about your options.  


Jessica Spencer Henderson


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  1. We will provide a legal covering for any family who chooses to home educate in the State of Alabama, regardless of race, financial standing, teaching method or religious belief.

  2. We will provide a database of resources, which may aid families in their decision to home educate and during their homeschool journey.

  3. We will help to enable parents to take responsibility for their children's academic, emotional and moral growth.

  4. We will provide quality social and educational activities, including field trips.

  5. We will provide information to any family that requests it, whether they choose to enroll with our cover school or any other.

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