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Homeschooling in Tennessee:

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State Organizations and Local Support Groups

by Mary Ann Kelley

Tennessee Homeschool Organizations & Support Groups

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 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.

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).

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.

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.

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?

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.

Blessed Sacrament Homeschool Group Memphis-Metro, Tennessee

Catholic Homeschool Support Group

Heritage Homeschool Group Mt. Pocono

A Christian support group for minority homeschoolers in the Poconos and surrounding areas. Providing support for new and seasoned homeschool moms and children.

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

Murfreesboro Homeschoolers Murfreesboro/Rutherford

A compassionate group of homeschooling families who gather together to educate our children and build friendships. This group is an inclusive community that respects all religious and spiritual backgrounds. Offer classes and activities for home schooled Children birth to 12th grade.

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.

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. 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.

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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