a note from our Administrator:

Dear Cross River Families,

This is a scary time in our society.  Things around us are changing every day at a pace that is unlike anything we've seen.  Turning on the news or reading online is filled with information about Covid-19.  It is hard to keep all of the hype and non-essential information from our children's eyes.  I know it is terrifying for them.

As home-schoolers, we are accustomed to being in our homes and we are comfortable there.  For many families, nothing has changed at all, still for some that have been directly affected by the virus, much has changed.

I want to encourage each and every one of you to follow the guidelines as set out by the CDC.  Wash hands, don't touch your face, stay home.  I know that some don't have the option of staying home, but we can still slow the spread, and hopefully, not bring it home to our families.

I also would like to encourage you to take a few moments to let your children know what is going on in terms they can understand.  They can sense the stress, they hear adults talking, they hear the news, they read the hype, so as parents, it is up to us to make sure that we are honest with them about this situation.  Comfort and calm them, but help them to be understanding of the situation and what they can do to slow it down too.

Finally, for those families with students graduating this year.  We will still have a May 23 graduation date.  Of course, there will be no ceremony, but we will still offer diplomas, caps and gowns, etc. for families that would like to have their own commencement.  Grades for graduating seniors should be in by May 10, along with a diploma order.  If you need the form, please let me know.  You can also find it on the Registration and Forms page of this site.

My prayers go out that each and every one of you is safe and healthy and continue to be so.  If you have any questions or concerns about this school year, please don't hesitate to let me know.


Jessica Spencer Henderson


  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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