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Gateway does not do online registration, but you may request an information/registration packet by calling (901) 454-1606 or by emailing Gateway_@bellsouth.net. Gateway's Total Home Education program is designed for Christian parents/guardians to teach their own children in the home. For those who wish to enroll in Gateway's Total Home Education Program, it will be necessary to complete an application at the beginning of each school year. Those who have been registered for less than two years should also fill out an Initiation Form.
Gateway's Total Home Education Program registration is done on an offering basis. Suggested offering is $70 for one student and $20 for each additional student per year. Note: $15 increase per child for late registration (after January 15, 2017). Using Paypal you may send an offering or a donation with your credit card, debit card, or Paypal account Gateway Total Home Education Program does not provide books or teaching materials. Our program is designed to allow parents/guardians to choose their own teaching materials. Typically, parents can obtain books and teaching materials for one student for about $500 per year in addition to registration with Gateway. Visit our Sources page for more information on choosing materials.
>Applications are not available online, but you may request an information/registration packet (which includes an application) by calling (901) 454-1606 or by emailing Gateway_@bellsouth.net.
>Educational Plan: About 10% of the applications that we receive at Gateway are sent back to the family due to lack of an educational plan. Please be aware that you must choose your materials for teaching before you register with Gateway. This information must be listed on the application or on a page attached to the application. >Church Attendance: Because Gateway is a private, Christian school, we require our teachers (a.k.a. parent/guardians) to be Christian and to meet together with other members of the body of Christ on a regular basis. Please see our Church Attendance Letter here. Educational Background: Fill out this section with the information for the enrolling parents/guardians. >Read relevant state laws and Constitution to be aware of limitations/responsibilities. You can read information on relevant TN laws and Constitution here.
Typically, it takes about two weeks to process an application once it has been received at Gateway. We, however, consider the student enrolled on the date that we receive the application and initiation form- as long as everything is filled out correctly and the student is eligible to be a student at Gateway (not an adult student, etc.). We recommend that you make sure that Gateway has received the application and processed it before you withdraw the student. (For emergency processing procedure, please contact our office at: (901) 454-1606.) We also recommend that you give a written notice of withdrawal to the previous school after Gateway has received the application. Click here for a sample withdrawal letter. Make sure to keep a copy of your withdrawal letter for yourself when you send the letter to the school by certified mail. Please be aware that most public school systems consider a student truant after 5 days of unexcused absenses. The school usually counts the student absent until they receive notification of withdrawal from Gateway (a record request- which we send when we process the application). The Tennessee Statute, however, provides 30 days for a parent to register with another program. Click here to read the section of the Tennessee statute that gives this provision. [Section 49-6-3001 (c)(4)]
Sample Withdrawal Letter