What is an Umbrella or Cover School?
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.
Why an Umbrella School?
This forum discussion gives reasons why some families choose the option of a homeschool umbrella school.
The Perks of an Umbrella School vs. Remaining Independent
At one time or another, many homeschool families examine the possibility of enrolling in an umbrella or cyber school. An umbrella school is a homeschool program operated by public charter schools or directly by regular public schools.
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.
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