FAQ

Some of our most asked questions. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at anchoracademytn@gmail.com

What is Anchor Academy?

We are a 2 day a week OR 4 day a week homeschool tutorial taught by certified educators located in the heart of Lebanon.

Where are you located?

We are located within the Platinum Dance Studio building at 420 N Cumberland Street, Lebanon, Tennessee.

What grade levels are you offering?

Grade Levels serviced will start at PreK and based on demand we will add grade levels as needed. We are hoping to offer grades PreK through eighth grade for the 2022 – 2023 school year.

Are three year olds allowed to enroll in PreK?

Yes! The cut off date for our three year old friends to turn four is August 30th, 2022.

Is there at home learning?

Friday is a “work from home” day for both part time and full time students.

What Curriculum do you use?

We do not believe there is a one size fits all curriculum that embodies the TN State Standards while simultaneously building a biblical education. For that reason, we believe our team of certified educators will be able to create lessons and materials to include each of those needs. We will integrate many facets of Montessori philosophy especially in the younger/primary grade levels with hands-on learning, independence, and freedom of movement. We intend to make learning fun, meaningful, and interesting.

What does it cost?

There are two learning options available. See our tuition page for more information on the cost of each option, extracurriculars, and discounts

Is there before and after school care?

Before care will be offered from 7:45-8:45 am

$50per week- $450/quarterly

We suggest anyone interested in Aftercare reach out to Platinum Dance Studio to check for availability within their after school care program.

What makes this different from other homeschool options?

At Anchor Academy we believe strongly in teaching the whole child. As a result of this we will embed both Biblical beliefs and Montessori philosophies into our students’ educational process.

We also commit to our families to only hire certified Tennessee educators at Anchor Academy. It is important to us that highly qualified teachers educate the students at Anchor.

In addition to offering a full time enrollment option for Mondays – Thursdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm we also offer a part time enrollment option for parents who are looking for two days a week for away from home learning for their students.

Am I required to register my child under an umbrella homeschool program?

No, you are not required to register your child under an umbrella homeschool program. Anchor Academy will take care of attendance and grades for each quarter for your child. As the parent it is up to you whether you upload that information with the state of Tennessee for first through eighth grade, or you enroll in an umbrella homeschool program to do that for you.

Our PreK and Kindergarten students are not required to upload grades and attendance with the state of Tennessee as neither one of these grades are required in our state.

What subjects are you teaching?

We will teach Math, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies from 9 am – 1 pm, Mondays – Thursdays. We will use the Tennessee State Standards as a guardrail for our curriculum but embed Montessori philosophies throughout our instruction. Fridays are a work from home day, however parents will not be required to plan or write their own curriculum for Fridays. Anchor Academy will send home work for each Friday for students to complete.

What are the extracurricular classes you offer?

For the first semester of the 2022 – 2023 school year we will offer STEAM, Visual Arts, Bible, and Physical Education as our four extracurricular classes. Our hope is that during the second semester we can partner with members of our community to offer additional extracurricular classes for our students.

Can my child play sports for their zoned school while attending Anchor?

Yes! Students are allowed to participate in extracurricular athletic activities at their zoned schools when they are enrolled at Anchor. And the best part is we will help you get that set up with your zoned school for your student!

What school district calendar will you follow?

We will follow the Lebanon Special School District calendar for the 2022 – 2023 school year.

How will the grade levels be grouped together at Anchor? 

Due to the Montessori philosophy that will be embedded throughout our curriculum we will loop our students. The grade level breakdown is below – 

  • PreK – 1st grade 
  • 2nd grade – 4th grade 
  • 5th grade – 6th grade
  • 7th grade – 8th grade 

There will be a certified teacher for each grade band group and our class sizes will remain at fifteen maximum. This will allow us to teach students where they are in their individual learning.