2016-17 Volleyball Season

All home games are played at Cane Creek Gym @180 CC Camp Road, Cookeville, TN.

Go to the “Sports” tab and select the “girls volleyball team page” for the 2016 season schedule.

Please support the Lady Lions

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2016-17 Basketball Season

If you are interested in playing boys middle school basketball, girls high school basketball, or boys high school basketball. Please contact D1A 1-931-432-1496

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Looking for Fun Field Trips for Fall 2016?

Looking for discounts on field trips? Check out the ideas below. Follow the links to find out more information and register. Happy Homeschooling!

Science and Nature 

Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, TN
Homeschool Day-Monday, September 26
Children ages 6 and up get behind-the-scenes tours for just $6 per person
Adult tickets are $24.50.
Visit their website for additional info and to purchase tickets:
They also offer daily discount rates for homeschool field trips: http://www.tnaqua.org/teachers/homeschool/homeschool-day-faq

Chattanooga Zoo, Chattanooga, TN
Homeschool Family Days – Friday, September 16th and March 17th, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Adults- $20 and students (ages 2-12) – $15. Includes tour and programs. Check out the schedule of events and register here:

Adventure Science Center, Nashville, TN
One of my favorite field trips as a homeschooler was attending the Adventure Science Center’s Science Lab. We dissected a lamb’s brain! http://www.adventuresci.org/events/event/family-science-3/ (for groups of 15 or more students)
For daily admission prices, click the link below. There are several options for special discounts and add-ons.

Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Homeschool Field Trip Day-first Tuesday of every month.
Tickets are $9.95 plus tax per participant.
And check out their Homeschool Academy! For $20.95 your child can get registered for some really neat workshops.
Register here:

History and Government 

Titanic Museum Attraction, Pigeon Forge, TN
Homeschool Days – August-October 2016
$9 per student. $10.50 per adult. There are tour guides in period costumes! How exciting.

Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville, TN
Homeschool Days– August 24th, September 27th, December 12th, February 28th, April 26th
Tickets: $10 per student. One free admission for teacher. $13 for accompanying adults.
These programs range from meeting famous characters from Tennessee history to experiencing a day in the life of a farm-hand during harvest time. What a fantastic way to bring history to life!
Register and purchase tickets here: https://bellemeadeplantation.com/home-school/

Graceland, Memphis, TN
Homeschool Day-TBA
Ticket prices-TBA
Tour the home of one of the most iconic musicians of all time and enjoy activities.

The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina
15th Annual Homeschool Festival “Sustainability at Biltmore” – September 22nd-23rd
$22 plus tax per person
In addition to learning about renewable energy and sustainability at Biltmore, during the festival, participants get access to the mansion, the gardens, the conservatory, and winery.

Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia
Homeschool Days – September 10-25 2016
$8 per student and $10 per adult.
Ticket provides admission to the exhibits, colonial homes, Governor’s Palace, art museums, and more.

Tennessee State Parks
Free events ALL THE TIME. Programs are abundant and range from nature walks or habitat demonstrations to history lessons and star gazing. Check the calendar below to see the scheduled activities at a park near you.

Tennessee State Capitol, Nashville, TN
ALWAYS FREE. Book a guided tour and explore the state House, the Senate, and (my favorite) the old State Library.

Andrew Jackson’s The Hermitage, Nashville, TN
Homeschool Days – September 23rd, November 11th, December 9th
Check out these homeschool programs for the Fall 2016 semester. Register through the website. Tickets for students range from $9-$11 and parents get in for $16.
A group rate is offered for the Hands On History Program for homeschool groups of 15 students or more.

Just for Fun 

One day at a Dollywood theme park with a complimentary lunch voucher!
Homeschool Days-August 8th-September 30th
Students K-12th $34.50
Special rules and exclusions apply. Please visit the website to register and find out more.

Music and Art 

Nashville Symphony, Nashville, TN
Where to start? The Nashville Symphony offers so many great educational and community outreach programs.

Curb Open Dress Rehearsals (ages 10 and up) – This season includes Symphony performances of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Mozart. Students get in FREE. Chaperone tickets are $10.

Club Concerto Competition (ages 14-18) – If you have an advanced classically-trained music student, check out the Curb Concerto Competition for brass, woodwind, string, piano, and percussion. The grand prize winner receives $2500 and the chance to play a solo at the Side-By-Side concert.

Young People’s Concerts-Students get in FREE. Teachers and chaperone tickets are $10 and include lesson plans, sample music, and interactive supplements to complement the performance.

The Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
According to their website, students 18 and under get in FREE all the time. Adult tickets are $12. On November 6th, they will host a free family day that includes student activities.

They have some great exhibits going on right now. If you have a student who is intrigued by cars, consider visiting the exhibit titled “Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945-1975” which will be open until October 9th.


Cheekwood Museum of Art and Gardens, Nashville, TN
Homes chool Day – August 24th
FREE admission for students. Parents get in for $14 if you register before the 23rd.
Tour the garden, visit the museum, and enjoy fun and educational activities.

Want to add to the list? Tell us about opportunities in your community and your experiences.

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Online Program

If you are interested in our Online Program please contact D1A for more information.  We will be glad to make an appointment to give you the details.

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2016-17 Enrollments

Daniel 1 Academy is now accepting enrollments for the 2016-17 school year.  You may print an application off our website, visit our school campus, or request an application be mailed to your home.  All returning students may also enroll online.

If we can help you with your enrollment please contact D1A.

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