Bright Horizons Academy

Homeschooling in Alabama made Easy

Catching up …


I am so ashamed that I have not kept this blog active.  It was originally set up to keep our registered families informed on changing laws, new ideas, new curriculum and events in and around our area.  Sadly, it did not go as planned and with the launch of the Facebook page, this has been set aside on a back burner.  That all changes today!

I plan to update this blog with ideas to help get your homeschooler active in his/her studies and social life.  I will provide you with information regarding curriculum and more along the way, and maybe even post some of the hair pulling moments I have with my own homeschoolers.

When this blog started, I had one in middle school, entering high school; and one in elementary school.  Now, my oldest has graduated and moved on to bigger and better things, while my youngest is two years from graduation.  I now have a 5 year old (niece) that is eager to learn.  When I say I may share some hair pulling moments, believe me, there are more than you think, but at the same time, there are moments that I would never want to change.

I think that when we are homeschooling moms, dads, grandparents, we often question ourselves on many levels.  Did I do the right thing?  Am I teaching them enough?  Are they learning enough? Are they learning the right things?  Somewhere down the line we will have moments that we see what they have learned, what we have taught and we will give ourselves that light pat on the back, and maybe we will mutter “Good job!” under our breath.  These things happen to all of us and it is totally normal!  That’s right!  We are normal!  Now, we can relax for a moment.

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Bright Horizons Homeschool Academy


Don’t forget!  

We ACCEPT mid-year enrollment!

Bright Horizons Academy  (cover school)
P. O. Box 1412
Alabaster, AL  35007
Contact:  Jessica Spencer Henderson, Administrator

Bright Horizons Academy is a homeschool cover school, located in Alabaster, Alabama.  We offer state-wide coverage and mid-year enrollment.
          The laws in Alabama regarding homeschool are rather simple.  You should be enrolled with a cover school.  That’s it.  A law passed in 2014 states that you do not have to enroll in a cover school, IF you register with the State Department of Education as a Private Homeschool.  At last check, Alabama State Department of Education was not accepting applications for a Private Homeschool, therefore, registration with a cover school again becomes the best means of homeschooling in Alabama.  Registration with Bright Horizons Academy is easy and the Registration Fee is affordable.  For  more information, please check out the website at
Bright Horizons Academy DOES NOT:
Require a Statement of Faith
Require mandatory parent meetings
Require lesson plan approval
Require specific curriculum usage
Require a monthly fee
Bright Horizons Academy DOES:
Offer a legal means to homeschool in Alabama,
Maintain an updated website full of information regarding State Laws and any changes,
Offer social activities and field trips,
The ability to use any curriculum that the parent finds best suitable to their child/children,
A year round schedule, should the parent choose that option,
Support in all homeschool teaching methods, including unschooling.
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