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Visit our Family
Learning Center
webpage
to learn about opportunities and resources for families!

The Family Learning Center
has two locations:

Crestview Middle School
Room 109
901-475-5967

Sherry Layne
Family Involvement Coordinator
GED/HISET/Adult Literacy

Begin the process of gaining your high school equivalency diploma by calling 844-866-7047. You will register for orientation which takes place at TCAT Covington, 1600 Highway 51 South, Covington, TN.

At registration, which takes approximately 4 hours, you will be given an assessment test to determine which classes and training you need before taking the exam. You will need to bring a valid picture identification to orientation. There is no cost for the orientation and classes.

The classes are offered at the following locations:

Covington Daytime Classes at Children and Family Services
412 Alston Street, Covington
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 10:30am-12:30pm and 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Covington Evening Classes at Tennessee College of Applied Technology- Covington
1600 Hwy 51 South, Covington
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Munford Daytime Classes at Munford Baptist Church
1253 Munford Avenue, Munford, TN
(Meet in metal building with green roof in back of church)
Monday & Tuesday 8:30am-11:30am
Monday & Tuesday 11:30am- 2:30pm

Munford Evening Classes at Munford Baptist Church
1253 Munford Avenue, Munford, TN
(Meet in metal building with green roof in back of church)
Monday & Tuesday 5:00pm-8:00pm

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and not enrolled in high school.

Once you have completed the training classes, you will be scheduled to take the high school equivalency exam. This exam costs $75. Qualified participants may be eligible for a voucher to cover this cost.

State Immunization Information

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) has issued new immunization rules and will also be issuing a New Official Certificate that is required for entry into school effective July 1, 2010. All newly required immunizations are routinely recommended for children. Letters below from the Director of Health Services, Le Bonheur Community Outreach, Healthy Schools for Tipton County outline the new requirements. If you have additional questions, please contact Cindy Hogg, Director of Health Services, Le Bonheur Community Outreach, Healthy Schools - Tipton County at 901-837-5610.
Parental Notifications (ESEA)
English Language Learners

Title III serves English as a Second Language Students. Through Title III, students who have a primary language other than English receive instruction in English in a specialized setting. Tennessee has more than 35 language groups who come from more than 50 countries. For these students, English is not the first language they learned to speak. However, for many of these students, English is the first language in which they have learned to read and write. Students who meet the stated definition of "immigrant student" or "Limited English Proficient" student may be eligible for services. For more information contact the Title III Director, Sharon Belew at 475-5803.

Migrant Students
The Migrant Education Program through the Tennessee Department of Education provides support and instructional services to children and families who have migrated to Tennessee within the last 3 years. To qualify in the program the families must have migrated searching for temporary or seasonal work in agriculture or fishing activities. If you have questions, please contact Sharon Belew at (901)475-5803.

Homeless
Preschool-aged and school-aged children have certain rights to protection under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act. If you have questions contact Sharon Belew at (901)475-5803.
 
TENNESSEE: CollegeforTN.org

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation and the Tennessee Department of Education have launched a free web site for Tennessee higher education information. CollegeforTN.org, an online mentor system, is an online resource where students and parents can plan, prepare, pay and apply for colleges in Tennessee. Use of the site is free, however, standard apllication fees to the colleges are applicable.