Our Philosophy of Education
Chestnut Ridge Academy & Satellite School starts with the premise that educational rights belong to the parents. Parents know their children’s strengths and weaknesses and should be trusted to provide the best education possible with these things in mind. Within the parameters of the law, parents should be given the freedom to choose what educational method/curriculum will work best for their child(ren) and parents should be given the freedom to decide if standardized testing is a good option in any given year of their child(ren)’s education.
We're here to help.
No matter what homeschooling "season" you are in, we are here to help. Our Board of Directors are active homeschooling parents in the local community. They bring a wide range of experience to the table and are in touch with the needs and concerns of homeschooling families in our area. They are constantly seeking out resources that will bring the most benefit to the families of Chestnut Ridge.
Photo courtesy Veronica Medley
How to Start Homeschooling with Chestnut Ridge Academy
Please note: If any of the above items are missing, your application is not considered complete and it cannot be processed.
You will receive official word from our office that your homeschool has been approved in about 2 or 3 business days.
In the meantime, you should make sure you have everything cleared up with your current school – Return any books or computers, pay any outstanding balances like library fines, etc. Failure to do this can delay approval by our program.
You may also want to look into local happenings for homeschoolers. You may try to find co-op classes, 4-H for homeschoolers, Royal Rangers, Scouts, etc. Participating in such activities is completely optional and should be dependent on what is a good fit for your family.
Once approved, you may start homeschooling and counting days.
COVID-19 and Sponosored Events
Update May 4, 2020
We are moving forward cautiously keeping in mind the recommended social guidelines by making tentative plans for the summer and next fall.
Governor Lee will be giving a press conference in the morning to lay out the plan to reopen the state. As I review the guidelines, it looks like we need to get to Phase 2 to resume activities. Phase 1 may allow some activities with certain restrictions. With the events on the calendar for May (End of the Year Potluck for Co-op, Prom and Graduation), we will do what we can to make these events happen. We may have to make some modifications, but we're ready to do that.
Update March 31, 2020
The Chestnut Ridge Academy Board of Directors is in communication and continually reviewing information concerning COVID-19 and the CDC's recommendations regarding event gatherings and closures. We are making decisions on cancellations one day at a time and will post information as it becomes available.
Registering with Chestnut Ridge Academy:
At this unprecedented time, we are aware that many families are looking to find the best educational option for their children. Some who may have never considered homeschooling are now seriously considering it for the flexibility and the low cost.
Flexibility because homeschooling allows you to make decisions based on your family's needs and the individual child’s needs.
For more information, contact our main office by calling or texting (931)227-7391 or sending an email to ChestnutRidgeAcademy@gmail.com.
Thank you for your patience and ongoing support of Chestnut Ridge Academy.
106 Elk Ave North
Fayetteville, TN 37334
Board of Directors contact:
Mondays & Wednesdays 9am to Noon
All others by appointment.
If you need to talk/meet with someone right away, feel free to call (931)227-7391.