Application Process

We are excited about your interest in Illuminate Academy! We are sure you are embarking upon a unique and incredible educational journey with us.

Illuminate Academy is open to learners in grades K-12th. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Please know, in the best interest of our learners and our symbiotic learning community, not all applicants will be appropriate for our 2015-2016 program. We encourage you to contact us directly if you are questioning whether or not to apply at

*Please note: Illuminate Academy is a homeschool tutorial program and all enrolled students of our program must register with an umbrella school or with their local education agency.

There are three steps to being successfully accepted into our program. They are as follows:

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Upon completion and receipt of a complete application packet with related materials, all families will be contacted to set up their family interview. Following the family interview, families will be notified with the status of their acceptance.


All students who enter Illuminate Academy will receive educational testing and a personalized learning agreement that is developed collaboratively by students, parents, and Illuminate Academy staff. Our student-teacher ratio is no larger than 6:1.

Upon acceptance, each family is required to register with a local umbrella school or their local education association. Below is a partial list of programs to choose from. For further information on this and other homeschooling legal issues, please refer to the Middle Tennessee Home Education Association website:

Umbrella School Contact Information

The Comenius School
1215 Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN 37069

Heritage Christian Academy Umbrella Program
P.O. Box 1135 Mt. Juliet, TN 37121

Family Christian Academy
925 Industrial Drive Old Hickory, TN 37138

Aaron Academy

645 East Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Franklin Christian Academy Umbrella Program

2419 Bethlehem Loop Road
PO Box 157
Franklin, TN 37069

The Farm School
151 School House Road Summertown, TN 38483

Home Life Academy
P.O. Box 11688 Jackson, TN 3308