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Local Church/Cover Schools


In Alabama there are three options to legally homeschool: hire a private tutor, register directly with your board of education, or use a church school.


There are many church schools in Alabama, but some require that you be a member of their church or faith. The following church schools in this area are open to the public. Requirements, services, and fees vary for each of these schools. Visit their web sites and talk with their administrators about your needs in a church school. (If you find any of this information to be inaccurate or out of date please let us know so we can correct it.)


LIST UPDATED August 2022

River Crest Academy

Physical Address: 305 Wasden Rd, Hope Hull AL 36043

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 325, Hope Hull, AL 36043



Phone: 334-398-2008

Administrator:  Tanya Murphy

Tuition: $75.00 per family per year, $65.00 for early enrollment completed May 1st- July 15th

Deadline: We accept students year round; however, applicants qualify for early enrollment May 1 - July 15.

Other: Diploma, transcript service, graduation ceremony, and guidance with curriculum choices.

Honor School (not in our area but offers statewide services)

6157 Airport Blvd. #310 

Box 851061

Mobile, AL 36608



Phone: (334) 384-4619

Tuition: Free for Basic Cover, $20 for Standard Cover, $50 for Deluxe Cover

Requirements: Parents must keep attendance but are not required to turn it in.

Deadline: None, enrollment open year round.

Other: This is currently the only open-to-the-public cover school in the state that offers free cover services.

New Hope Academy

301 Water St

Prattville, AL 36067

Administrator: Tina M. Halbert, M.Ed., NBCT, 

Phone: 334-361-9505



Requirements: This is a “hands-off” cover school. There are no requirements other than the initial paperwork and yearly fee.

Tuition: $35.00 per child yearly fee ($105 cap per family)

Other: Diploma, transcript service, graduation ceremony, and guidance with curriculum choices.

Outlook Academy

P.O. Box 1027

Millbrook, AL 36054

Administrators: Daniel and Carren Joye

Phone: 334-595-5702 



Requirements: Attendance reports at the end of the year. 

Tuition & Fees:  $30 one-time enrollment fee and $95 annual membership fee per family 

Deadline: Year round enrollment.

Other: Discounted enrollment to Academy Days Co-op. Discount on HSLDA membership.

Ezekiel Academy

Physical Address: 8191 Seaton Place, Montgomery, AL 36116

Mailing Address: PO Box 243034, Montgomery, AL 36124-3034


Email: contact form

Phone: 334-315-0010

Administrator: Maretta Oswald

Requirements: 170 schooling days, statement of faith signed by both parents, letter from pastor, disclaimer statement signed by parents, orientation meeting at beginning of school year, course of study for each child

Tuition: Application Packet $3 if picked up, $5 if mailed. $200 per year per family

Deadline: 1st Thursday of August

Other: LIFT program, clubs, senior graduation, and athletics.

Evangel Family Christian Academy

3975 Vaughn Road

Montgomery, AL 36106



Phone: (334) 272-3215

Coordinator: Rachelle Whatley

Requirements: Family Church Reference form completed by the pastor of your church, signed disclaimer statement, submit course of study, 170 schooling days open house in August

Tuition: $165 per year per family for cover service & activities; $125 for activities only

Deadline: August 1st preferred

Other: Clubs, activities, and senior graduation offered.


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