What is an Umbrella or Cover School?
Why an Umbrella School?
This forum discussion gives reasons why some families choose the option of a homeschool umbrella school.
What Are Homeschool Umbrella Schools?
An umbrella school is a homeschooling “school” that oversees the high schoolers’ education. Different states have different names for umbrella schools.
Umbrella Schools - Pros and Cons
This forum discussion goes over the pros and cons of using an umbrella school. In some states, there is a requirement for homeschoolers to register with an organization, and umbrella or cover schools offer this.
What is an Umbrella School?
There is no universal definition for an umbrella (or cover) school because home education laws vary from state to state. In some states, homeschoolers can get some level of support and legal protection for their home education program. Umbrella schools typically provide legal legitimacy to a family's home education program, maintain attendance records, host field trips and activities, and more.
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