INTEGRITY HOME EDUCATION created its umbrella program to be sure:

  • Tennessee’s homeschool law requirements are fully met.
  • Complete and accurate educational records are kept for each student.
  • Students receive a high school diploma from IHE
  • Curriculum choice belongs to the parents, and educators including the decision to use co-ops, tutors, online learning, and dual enrollment programs.
  • Secure educational record-keeping along with twice-a-year grade reports are simplified with IHE’s online record management system.

In order to maintain your family’s enrollment, you must:

  • Provide payment of enrollment fees and other fees in a timely manner.
  • Select your curriculum or classes. Classes may include co-ops, tutorials, online opportunities, or dual enrollment.
  • Submit curriculum via our online reporting system within 30 days of enrollment.
  • Begin instructing your student. Teach 180 days, minimum 4 hours/day.
  • Read all email communication from IHE. This is our primary means of communication with our families. Update your contact info with the office in the event it changes.
  • Enter semester grades and attendance into our online reporting system by January 15 and June 15. Extensions will be considered upon request. Failure to submit grades and attendance by these dates will result in a $35 late fee. Grades and attendance MUST be reported each semester, by law.
  • Re-enrollment is open from June 1 to July 31. Re-enrollment received after August 15 will be charged a $35 late fee.
  • Your account must be completely in order before you re-enroll which includes: previous year’s grades and attendance; curriculum/resources listed in our online reporting system; and no past due balances.


Testing measures the level of skill or knowledge that has been reached.
Integrity Home Education does not require testing nor do we prohibit it. In certain scenarios, testing can be a useful tool to realize the progress of a student in a particular subject. Testing is a decision we leave up to the parent/teacher.


Because each student’s gifts, talents, and abilities are unique, we believe that each student’s high school journey will look different. When planning for high school, take into consideration your student’s post-high school goals, whether that includes college, military service, trade school, workforce, homemaking, or the mission field. IHE allows parents to have the freedom to customize a high school path for their students based on these goals.


  • IHE requires a minimum of 22 credits. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD LIST OF REQUIRED CREDITS
  • Typically, one high school credit consists of 150 hours of coursework, and a .5 credit consists of 75 hours of coursework.
  • IHE accepts all dual enrollment courses for high school credit.

As a Tennessee Category IV school, IHE offers its own diploma. Tennessee state law requires that all state and local government entities are required to recognize high school diplomas awarded by homeschools and church-related schools equally with diplomas awarded by public schools.

In order to receive a diploma from IHE, the following requirements must be satisfied:

  • Obtain a minimum of 22 credits. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD LIST OF REQUIRED CREDITS
  • Receipt of all enrollment fees and senior fees.
  • Request for diploma submitted via our online reporting system Request Manager.
  • Any additional requirements set forth by the Homeschool Director or Principal prior to or during enrollment.

IHE offers a modified diploma for those students who are not able to perform at the high school level due to developmental and cognitive abilities, but will eventually live independently and, if desired, gain employment. These students can complete their coursework until the age of 22, or later with special permission. Course titles should be listed as modified when reported in our online reporting system.

Students have the option to participate in IHE’s graduation ceremony, which is usually held the 2nd Thursday before Memorial Day. If you have a senior, you will receive information regarding graduation in January.

Students also have the option to participate in various graduations ceremonies that are coordinated and hosted by regional chapters of the Tennessee Home Education Association. Contact your local chapter to find out more about graduation ceremonies in your area.


The family Fee each year currently is $80.00 per family. This also includes the first student registration.

Student Enrollment is $20 per student.

There is a senior fee of $60.00 which provides a diploma and two transcripts. Any additional diploma or transcript copies are $25.00. 

Participating in IHE’s graduation is optional but encouraged! The graduation fee of $130.00 includes the cap and gown and light refreshments provided by IHE.

Because such a variety of individual business, civic, and college-specific scholarships exist, it is impossible to provide an exhaustive list. Parents should research scholarship opportunities within their community, their student’s area of interest, and their student’s college choice(s).

Parents should also be familiar with the great scholarship opportunities open to Tennessee residents:

  • Hope Scholarship –To apply, homeschool students must be enrolled in a homeschool program for at least the senior year and must receive a minimum ACT score of 21 or a minimum SAT score of 980. The scholarship is only available at a state-eligible institution. More information can be found here at
  • TN Promise –This scholarship has no ACT or SAT requirement; however, the student is required to attend mandatory informational meetings as well as perform community service hours. The scholarship is only available at a state-eligible institution. More information can be found here at
  • Click here for a full listing of Tennessee’s Financial Aid programs including the Dual Enrollment Grant.

IHE students may take the PSAT or SAT by registering at or the ACT by registering at www.act.orgOur school code will be provided, should you desire to take these tests. Simply submit a request through our online reporting system. Students may also choose to take the Classic Learning Test which is accepted at a variety of colleges and universities and offers score-based and institution-based scholarships

Each enrollment is given personal attention by our homeschool staff.

Please allow 7-10 days for this process to be completed, as this is a remarkably busy time for our staff.


Your student should stay enrolled at his/her previous school until you receive a Confirmation of Enrollment from us.

Enrollment must be completed by the parent/guardian.

Since email is our primary means of communication to our families, it is necessary for at least one parent/guardian to have an email address that is checked regularly.

Re-enrollment must be done during the re-enrollment period which is July 1 – August 31 to avoid an additional $35 fee and/or truancy.

IHE may deny re-enrollment based on overdue balances or failure to report grades and attendance.

The application fee and enrollment fee are nonrefundable. If you have questions regarding your student’s enrollment, or if you need additional information to determine if IHE would be a good fit for your family, please contact us at 865-661-5639 prior to completing the online application.

Enrollment Dates

Enrollment for the 2021/22 school year is June 1 – August 31. An additional processing fee of $35 will be assessed for any enrollment outside of this window.

Year-Round Enrollment

IHE accepts year-round enrollment.

If you would like to enroll for the remainder of the school year, please contact us prior to submitting the online application to discuss your circumstances.

Your student should stay enrolled at his/her previous school until you receive a Confirmation of Enrollment from us.


Each public and private school has specific policies regarding the acceptance of homeschool credit. If your student transfers from IHE to a public or private school, that school may require placement tests to determine grade level or credit acceptance.

INTEGRITY HOME EDUCATION reserves the right to dismiss students and/or families at any time due to any actions by the student, parent, or educator that are deemed detrimental to the umbrella.