OF  CHATTANOOGA

  Michaels Homeschool Association
               of Chattanooga                    

Put God First

Frequently Asked Questions

We are here to serve. Please let us know how else we can help you! Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions:  

1. How does your program work?


Let us think about MHAC as a college preparatory kind of program. Parents will simply choose the course(s) they would like for their child(ren) to take for a particular year. College students learn to choose their courses per semester; however, we choose per year.  

2. How do I register?


Simply click on our "Registration Form" tab and print off a registration form and mail it in with the registration fee(s) to: 6001 Morning Glory Drive, Harrison, TN 37341 (address is on the form as well).  Your registration fee(s) will ensure your child has a space in the classroom.  

3. What are my paying options?


Your options are: You must pay by the month, by the semester, or by the year. We take cash or checks only.  

4. Does each class have a separate charge? What happens if I am overdue on my payments?


Yes, each class has a separate charge because our teachers are all paid professional employees. Again, think about it as preparing your child for college with an outstanding education and quality teachers. If you are overdue on your payments, MHAC reserves the right to withhold your child's grades until each semester is fully paid. Furthermore, MHAC also reserves the right to inform your umbrella school of your child's incomplete grades, if deemed necessary. 

5. How often do the classes meet?


Each class meets once or twice a week. 

6. Do we have to take all the classes offered?


No. You choose the class(es) you would like your child(ren) to take for that particular year.  

7. What about homework? How does that work?


Teachers will review the previous week's assignments and instruct their students in the next 4 days of homework. The length of our classes allow our teachers for such instructions. 

8. What happens if my child forgets what he/she has been taught in the classroom?


In the case your child needs extra instruction, all our teachers are available one extra day during the week for questions/answers via phone, text, or email. Each teacher will give their students his/her personal information and availability on the first week of classes. However, we encourage each child to get together with another student in the class first to learn how to solve these challenges together. This will also help students grow relationships among each other.   

9. Do you hand out grades?


Yes. All grades are handed out by December 31st, for the first semester and by May 31st, for the second semester. Parents are responsible to relay that information to their umbrella schools. However, before grades are handed out all semester fees must be first paid in full. 

NOTE: Elementary and middle school PE students do not receive a grade. However, high school PE students do received a grade because it is a Health/CPR/First Aid course as well.  

10. Is there a study room area for students who are in between classes?


Yes, there will be a designated study hall room assigned for students who are in need of a place in between classes at no charge for the 2017-2018 school year. However, future charges for this service will be assessed from year to year.    

11. How are we notified during bad weather?  


In the case of inclement weather, we will do our best to notify everyone of any closings via email. However, for the best and quickest response, check out our Facebook page. When you like our FB page, it will give you automatic notifications. 

12. Do we have to sign a statement of faith?


Families are not required to sign a statement of faith, but we expect everyone to conduct themselves in a matter worthy of the gospel of Christ. We want everyone to have a wonderful experience with us, and we do not want to exclude anyone from our educational program. However, because we are a Christian organization, we do require our teachers/leaders to sign a statement of faith and conduct themselves accordingly. 

NOTE: If anyone would like to review our Teacher's Statement of Faith Agreement, simply point at the "Faculty" tab and click on the drop down window that says "Statement of Faith" tab on the top of the page.