Homeschooling in Tennessee:

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State Organizations and Local Support Groups

by Mary Ann Kelley

Tennessee Homeschool Organizations

CSTHEA - Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association

TnHomeEd is a comprehensive and independent clearinghouse of homeschooling, home education, information specifically for Tennesseans.

Tennessee Home Education Association

THEA was formed for the purpose of preserving & defending the rights of parents to direct the education of their children & to provide a statewide network of support, encouragement, & assistance to home schooling families. Below are some of the comon questions encountered by us reguarding homeschooling in the state of Tennessee.

Northeast Tennessee Home Education Association (NETHEA)

The Tennessee Home Education Association was formed in 1984 for the purpose of preserving & defending the rights of parents to direct the education of their children & to provide a statewide network of support, encouragement, & assistance to home schooling families.

Tennessee Homeschool Support Groups

Mid-East Tennessee Home Education Association Athens

Welcome to! METHEA, a Chapter of the Tennessee Home Education Association. We provide information about and cooperation among home school services and support groups in our four county area, including McMinn, Monroe, Meigs and Polk Counties.

Heart & Hearth Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Marion, Moore, Rutherford, and Warren Counties

RUTLEDGE FALLS HOMESCHOOL FELLOWSHIP co-op program Our co-op program meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 AM till 2:00 PM at Rutledge Falls Baptist Church, 1289 Rutledge Falls Dr, between Manchester and Tullahoma. The cost of our program is $20 per family, per semester. There may also be a slight additional charge for certain classes.

Blount Home Education Association (BHEA) Blount County

BHEA is an association of independent home schooling families that formed in the late 1980s to encourage successful home education in Blount County. The organization, which operates with the help of many parent volunteers, provides support, information and encouragement to home schooling families and has around 500 student members. BHEA sponsors many activities throughout the school year to enhance the educational program that each participating family provides at home.

Bradley County Home Educators Bradley County

BCHE is a Christian-based homeschool support group that exists to provide encouragement and support, fellowship, and spiritual leadership to those who are seeking to teach their children at home. We invite all people regardless of creed, race, or ethnic background. BCHE is committed to Biblical standards in all its endeavors, including activities, field trips, standards of behavior, and manner of interaction.

For the Children Campbell County

A support group for Christian homeschooling families in Campbell County and surrounding areas of East Tennessee.

Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association Chattanooga

We are the local chapter of the Tennessee Home Education Association (THEA).

Eclectic Home Schoolers of Chattanooga Chattanooga

A diverse group devoted to homeschooling support without religious or political ties. We strive for tolerance of differences and communication and sharing on the topics that bring us together as parents and people.

ParentsChoice Chattanooga

Welcome to ParentsChoice. This is a site for parents of children with special needs who have chosen to homeschool.

H.O.P.E Clarksville

Welcome to H.O.P.E.@ Home (Helping Other Parents Educate at Home)! We are an online Homeschool Support Group for those in the Clarksville, Tennessee (TN) area.

Clarksville Homeschool Network Clarksville

CHN is a member-led group, inclusive network in the Clarksville, TN area with the goal of connecting independent home educators and members of existing groups through a common virtual meeting place in order to encourage discussions and dialogue where members can share resources, learn together and build a sense of community. We plan \"real life\" meetings, field trips, discussion treads for 4-H, Cloverbud, or other clubs, plans for homeschool community workshops and programs, co-ops, park days, play dates, etc.

Collegedale Area Homeschoolers Collegedale, Ooltewah, East Brainerd

CAH is a Christian organization that seeks to meet the needs of homeschoolers in Collegedale, Ooltewah, East Brainerd, and North Georgia. We are open to all Christians

Collierville Homeschool Collierville

Our foundation is based on our faith in Jesus Christ. We are here to encourage, uplift, provide information and help to all homeschool families. It is our desire to provide a Godly atmosphere for our children to develop and nurture lasting friendships.

TennKidsClub East Tennessee/Knoxville/Oak Ridge

A central web resource for home schoolers that provides answers to questions concerning how to start home schooling, local home school activities, and learning opportunities in the Tennessee River Valley and the Great Smoky Mountains areas around Knoxville.

State of Franklin Homeschoolers Franklin

SOFH is an inclusive group open to ALL homeschoolers regardless of race, religion, creed or educational philosophy with no caveats.

Germantown Baptist Church Homeschool Support Group Germantown

The mission of Germantown Baptist Church Homeschool Support Group is to "build and encourage" you in your call to homeschool your child. We believe the best way to do that is through the Word of God, therefore we provide a Bible study for our moms while our children attend enrichment classes. The Bible studies are different each semester, and no one attends without receiving a blessing.

Oakfield TN Homeschoolers Jackson

A group of homeschool families that get together 2 days a month to do crafts, science experiments and go on field trips. There is no membership fee, A fee of $8 per month that goes directly to purchase materials for crafts and science experiments.

Home School Forum of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia Johnson City

This is a community for local homeschool families to keep organized and to be able to find information easily from events and discounts to teaching methods/materials.

Revival Baptist Church Kinsport (Tri-Cities) area

Homeschool-friendly Independent Fundamental Baptist Church! Are there any homeschoolers who are looking for a homeschool-friendly church, pastored by a one-time home schooled boy himself?

Cedar Springs Home School Encouragement Group Knoxville

Support group open to any home-schooling moms. Functions include field trips and play days. Students 4th grade up can participate in a large number of contests (Geography Bee, Science Olympiad, Stock Market Game, etc). Support groups meetings are the 3rd Monday of each month (Aug - May) from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Ebony Homeschoolers Memphis

Dedicated to homeschool help and inspiration. Ebony Homeschoolers, a Christ-centered homeschool support group, has a special heart for the African-American homeschooler. Our primary purpose is to serve as a resource for education, information, and encouragement.

Homeschoolers of Memphis eclectic Memphis

A group of families in the Memphis area that works cooperatively to create an enriching community of homeschooling families. The purpose of this group is to provide a network of support and information for all families involved in home education, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or philosophy of homeschooling.

Memphis Homeschool Internet Support Memphis and Shelby Counties

A Christian Internet Support group open to any homeschool family in the Memphis/Shelby County area. Our goal is to provide opportunites for prayer, encouragement, assistance and fellowship through various vehicles that members suggest.

Blessed Sacrament Homeschool Group Memphis-Metro, Tennessee

Catholic Homeschool Support Group

Midtown Homeschool Memphis/Midtown

A non-profit community support group for homeschooling families. The only Homeschool Support Group in the Midtown, Memphis, TN area providing mutual support and encouragement to one another educating children at home.

Eclectic Homeschoolers of Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee

Formed in 1990 we openly embrace spiritual, political, culinary, environmental, philosophical, lifestyle, and family composition diversity.

Reaching Families Murfreesboro

Families Reaching Families for Christ Home dedicated to Home Education

Firestarters Homeschool Support Group Murfreesboro

Firestarters: A Homeschool Support Group at Global Fire Ministries Firestarters' mission is to assist and encourage homeschooling families spiritually, emotionally, and academically to raise lifelong learners who ignite a passion for God, living their purpose, loving others, and exploring the world around them. This group gathers monthly for meetings, field trips, workshops and classes. For more information contact Ayana at 714-7480 or

Middle Tennessee Home Education Assocation Nashville

MTHEA is a ministry to serve home educators by providing a network of support. Our goal is to nurture, educate and motivate homeschool families. We are committed to help protect the right of the parent to "train up a child in the way they should go".

Family Christian Academy (FCA) Nashville

Family Christian Academy (FCA) has been serving home educators for over 20 years. Founded as a church-related school, FCA is committed to helping provide parents with the all the resources and programs necessary to help make your homeschooling journey a rich and rewarding experience.

SALT Portland Portland

A non-denominational Christian Homeschool group for those in Portland, TN and surrouding areas. SALT is divided into groups that meet seperately in homes.

Rutherford Heart Rutherford County

Home Education Association Rutherford Tennessee and is a volunteer organization comprised of families who choose to home educate their children. Presently, our membership is comprised of approximately 300 families, and is the largest known organization in the county. Our purpose is to provide a means of support for home educating families that have a common goal.

Home Education Association Rutherford Tennessee Rutherford County

HEART is a volunteer organization comprised of families who chose to home educate their children. The purpose of HEART is to provide a means of support and contact for home educating families that have a common goal. We cooperate to provide numerous activities throughout each month. In addition to those activities, HEART also has a monthly newsletter, directory and business directory available to its membership.

Rutherford County Homeschoolers Rutherford County

An organization that is open to ALL homeschooling families in Rutherford County and surrounding areas. It was created out of a need for frequent fellowship, helpful support, and a need for a non-exclusive organization. We do not charge any fee for membership. We won�t sell you anything or force you to sign a long agreement or clause. We are all homeschooling families seeking and providing opportunities for enrichment, fellowship, and grown-up conversation for parents. We hope to provide lasting friendships for our children as well as parents. We have an online Yahoo group where we provide daily conversation, ideas, and support, as well as opportunities for offline fellowship. Children are always welcome to our activities. We welcome ALL homeschooling families who want to participate in our area.

Smoky Mountain Home Education Association Smoky Mountain

SMHEA is a Christian led, non-profit service organization with membership open to all. We seek to promote home education by providing information and vital resources to all area home schoolers.

Tennessee Homeschoolers Statewide

We have homeschoolers from across the state (& border states) including many veteran homeschoolers who can help you find your own way along this most excellent adventure. Everyone has something to share -- you don't have to be a veteran to support your fellow homeschoolers. If you have knowledge let others light their candles by it. Statewide

Support Groups

CSTHEA Support Groups Statewide

TnHomeEd Support Groups Organizations/Lists/Boards Statewide

From TnHomeEd

Tennessee Valley Homeschoolers Tennessee Valley

We are an all inclusive group of homeschooling families. Our intentions are to provide an avenue for homeschoolers to give and receive support and information. Currently, our group offers a Mom's Night once a month, holiday parties, field trips, and any other activity proposed and planned by any of our members.

Tennessee Homeschool Hideout Tipton County

Members plan & post field trips, swap resources, share prayer requests, ideas, questions & encouragement, & find out more about the activities of other local support groups in the area!

L.I.F.E. In Tennessee Western Tennessee

We are a new homeschool support group where everyone is welcome! Homeschoolers & Unschoolers in the West Tn area feel free to join us for idea exchange, family & education support,or even just opinion talk. We have a link to our group website with our calendar of upcoming activities and events. We meet monthly, have park days, plan field trips & parties and lots more!

Williamson County Homeschool Group Williamson County

An organized homeschool group that utilizes this announce-only list to announce field trips and activities. If you are coordinating or announcing a happening, please post it to this list.

WCHE Connect Wilson

This is a group for homeschooling families in the Wilson County area of Tennessee. Great way to stay posted on what is going on in the area and get support from other homeschooling families.

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