I was wondering about umbrella schools, we live in TN and it is pretty easy to be independent, however they do require the child be tested in the school he/she would attend in the 5th grade. I don't want to feel like I need to get him ready for this test, although I am not opposed to evaluation for the purpose of helping him understand his abilities or interests if he is open to this. I want to use an umbrella school that does do some evaluation or at least gives it as an option instead of taking him to ps one day for testing that he may be comfortable with or may not be. Does anyone use an umbrella school and like it? Can you comment on the school and the record keeping/evaluation aspect that you like or dislike?