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TENNESSEE PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee
2416 21st Avenue South, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: (615) 298-1080
Toll Free: (800) 342-1660
TDD: (888) 852-2852
FAX: (615) 298-2046

Email: gethelp@dlactn.org
Website: www.DLACTN.org

Executive Director: Shirley Shea
Email: shirleys@dlactn.org

Homeschoolers of Wyoming (HOW)

Phone: (307) 322-3539
Email: contact@homeschoolersofwy.org
Website: http://www.homeschoolersofwy.org

Tennessee Home Education Association

P.O. Box 681652, Franklin, TN 37068
Phone: (858) 623-7899
Website: http://www.tnhea.org

Blessed Sacrament Homeschool

Serving the Memphis-Metro area
Contact: Linda Gibbs
Email: lgibbs2011@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.blessedsacramenthomeschool.org/
A Catholic homeschool support group that has members in the Memphis-Metro area, including, North Mississippi, Eastern Arkansas, and other parts of West Tennessee. We are a dynamic group that has grown from four families in 1982 to over 100 families who are faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. We are also a member of the Memphis-area Home Education Association (MHEA).

Blount Home Education Association (of Blount County, TN)

Blount County, TN
Email: info@bhea.net
Website: http://www.bhea.net/
BHEA exists to provide support, information and encouragement to homeschooling families. We seek to provide educational programs and activities that enrich the educational standards established by the family. BHEA holds an annual “Kick-Off” meeting each August. Members can sign up for enrichment classes and other activities during this meeting. BHEA keeps members informed and connected through a monthly newsletter, an EAlert System for urgent notices, and the BHEA Yahoogroup for general questions, tips and fellowship.

Cedar Springs Homeschool Group

9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923
Contact: Dennie Bradley
Email: alldenita@bellsouth.net
Website: http://www.cspc.net/index.cfm/pageId/1239
Moms meet on the third Monday of every month at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Meetings cover homeschool related topics, and anyone is welcome. We also have field trips for the kids, participate in many contests, and enjoy social functions together.

Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association

P.O. Box 23374, Chattanooga, TN 37422
Contact: Laura Marshall
Phone: (423) 266-4663
Email: cspchomeschoolgroup@gmail.com Website: http://www.csthea.org

CHEA of Tipton County

8249 Highway 59 West
Burlison, TN 3801
Contact: Donna Winters
Email:winterscountry@bellsouth.net
Phone: (731)635-4648
Description: Our group is made up of 30-40 Christian families who live in and around Tipton County, TN. Our children range from Pre-K to High School Graduates.
Requirements: The CHEA of Tipton County is a home school support group organized to offer support to families seeking to succeed in home education. We seek to glorify God and share the knowledge of His saving grace to all. Our worldview is Christian. All support group activities will be conducted in a manner according to our Christian worldview. Membership is open to any home educating family. We do ask that you be in agreement with our Christian worldview and follow a Christian standard when planning activities and attending functions sponsored by the support group.
Benefits: We have several monthly activities such as mom's meetings, Bookworms Club, Teen Activities and Play Days. We have from one to four field trips per month including holiday parties. There are also a few weekly/monthly classes offered through our group. We have an end-of-the-year program that includes a talent show and Kindergarten graduation. It is free to receive your newsletter via email. To receive your newsletter via post mail, the cost is $10.
Cost: None

Collegedale Area Homeschoolers

4319B Katy Kim Lane, Ooltewah, TN 37363
Contact: Angie Lippard
Phone: (423) 396-9488
Email: teacher2mykids@aol.com
Website: http://www.teacher2mykids.com
We serve Collegedale, Ooltewah, Chattanooga, North Georgia and anyone who wants to join us. Support group meetings are held at Collegedale City Hall. Classes are provided for the children during this time.

East Tennessee Later-Day Saints Homeschoolers

Contact: Renee Davis
Email: torelico@knology.net
Website: www.geocities.com/etnldshea/home.html
Description: We are an eclectic group of homeschoolers who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and live in the Greater Knoxville/East Tennessee area. Anyone may join, however we request that respect be shown for all members' religious and educational beliefs.
Requirements: Anyone may join, however we request that respect be shown for all members' religious and educational beliefs. Our group is completely volunteer run, so we depend on members to fill needs where they see them.
Benefits: We have enrichment classes, park days, field trips, as well as other activities. There are no dues or fees except those associated with field trips. We have a yahoo group where ideas, stories, methods/curriculum, field trips, discoveries, etc can be discussed and shared.
Cost: None

Ebony Homeschoolers

Memphis, TN 38125
Contact: Dell
Email: ebonyhomeschoolers@memphishomeschool.org
Website: http://www.dellsplace.com
Ebony Homeschoolers is a Christian homeschool support fellowship established to strengthen and encourage the African-Americanhomeschooling family. Description: Ebony Homeschoolers, a Christ-center homeschool support group designed for all homeschoolers, has a special heart for the African-American homeschooler. Our primary purpose is to serve as a resource for education, information, and encouragement to our members.Please visit the website,www.dellsplace.com, for detailed information, calendar, and complete "Statement of Purpose".
Requirements: 1. *MHEA membership (*MemphisHomeEd.org) 2. signed"Statement of Understanding 3. regular attendance of monthly support group meetings benefits=Our primary focus is on being an encouragement to our members. We accomplish this through:1. providing a bi-monthly newsletter 2. monthlysupport group meetings for the parents to fellowship with otherhomeschoolers, exchange ideas, and get information 3. a membership directory and online mail loop for members to stay in contact with each other between meetings and other activities 4. monthly breakfast just for moms 5.adult fellowships We regularly provide scheduled activities for the children:* weekly activities such as swimming and park days on alternating weeks * Cookie Club (beginning public speaking)* field trips * craft time * Family Fellowship - open to family and guests (an afternoon of food, folks, fun, and an opportunity for the children to showcase their talent, a report or project they've done, or something they learned during the school year) We also have a Homeschool Information Day. This event is for new members, new homeschoolers, or for those thinking about homeschooling. This is open to the community.
Cost: None

Elijah Program, The

P.O. Box 148268, Nashville, TN 37124-8268
Phone: (615) 889-8292
Website: http://www.serve.com/Blansett/Comply/COMPLY.HTML

First Baptist Church Joelton Home Educators

Contact: Paige Gregory
Email: lpgregory@bellsouth.net
Description: A ministry of FBCJ, we are dedicated to providing spiritual support by lifting up members in prayer, sponsoring group activities, and referring members to church staff for spiritual guidance as needed. We provide educational support through field trips, themed educational study days, use of library facilities, opportunities for children to showcase their work, and shared experiences of the families in the group.We provide social support to children through recreational activities, field trips, holiday celebrations, drama, graduation celebration, and a variety of group activities that members volunteer to plan and direct. We also provide support to mothers through "mom's time out" activities. You will receive a monthly newsletter full of news and events. As no one person can carry the group, we ask that members volunteer to serve. Not only will you receive a blessing, but others will in return.
Requirements: While attending a FBCJ Home Educator events or functions, students will not be allowed to wear offensive t-shirts with inappropriate or demonic graphics or text, nor gang related colors, dress, or paraphernalia. Boys and girls are to dress modestly.
Benefits: We will provide social support to children through recreational activities, field trips, holiday celebrations, drama, kindergarten graduation celebration, and/or other group activities that group members volunteer to plan and direct. We will additionally provide social support to parents through various activities & events. Cost: $15 yearly

Grainger County Homeschool Association

204 Georgie Bull Ln, Rutledge, TN 37861
Contact: Lisa Weir
Phone: (865) 828-5831
Email: GraingerCountyHSA-owner@yahoogroups.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GraingerCountyHSA/
We are a group of homeschooling families located in the rural area of Grainger County (and the surrounding counties of Eastern Tennessee), with an exchange of advice on home schooling, friendship, and support, and organizing of play dates and field trips. Description: We are a group of home schooling families that believe in providing friendship and support in ourhomeschooling journey. This includes get-togethers for family fun, many activities for the children, including 4-H, Parties, Field Trips, sharing of learning resources, hints, and info pertinent to educating our children. We look forward to growing and supporting our families and children in theirhomeschool path.
Requirements: No requirements other than being supportive, active members.
Benefits: Our future goal is to provide an e-newsletter. We will be scheduling field trips all through the year, as well as, scheduled playdatesand family activities.
Cost: none

Heart & Hearth

90 Hillsboro-Viola Road
Hillsboro, TN 37342
Contact: Linda Reed
Email: tnhomeschooler@yahoo.com
Website: www.tn-heart-and-hearth.com
Phone: (931) 596-3171 or (931) 759-7137
Description: Our co-op program meets on Friday mornings in Tullahoma, 8:45 am - 12:15 pm. We share our time & talents to support primarily thehomeschool education of high school students, but also their younger siblings. This includes, but is NOT limited to, teaching classes of foreign language, science labs, and fine arts. Our co-op includes about 80 families and strives to reduce costs for these students. Our group also meets on Friday afternoons for activities as follows: 1st Fri, Imagination Station, FREE 2nd Fri, Rollerscapes, $4/skater includes skates 3rd Fri, Hands On Science Center, FREE to members or $3/nonmember 4th Fri, Tullahoma Bowling Lanes, $5/bowler includes shoes 5th Fri (when it occurs) -- no activities
Requirements: There are no requirements to belong to our group. If you want your child to participate in our co-op program, we expect you to contribute in some substantial way to its function. We either expect you to lead teach a class or 2, or assistant teach some classes, or help to clean up the building.
Benefits: Our newsletter, consisting of about 10-12 pgs, is produced Sept-Dec and Feb-June yearly. The print subscription costs $12/year, or the e-mail notifications are sent for a requested donation of $5/year. We don't have regular field trips, though from time to time we try to do something for the group.
Cost: None

Home Education Association of Rutherford Tennessee (HEART)

PO Box 331113
Murfreesboro, TN 37133
Contact: Lagene Lee
Email:lagenelee@comcast.net
Contact: Mark Lee Email:mlee@sec-civil.com
Website: www.heart-hs.org Description: About 300 families. Have elected Board of Directors according to our Bylaws. Have many, many activity coordinators and lots of volunteers. HEART helps you to get plugged into various age groups and areas of interest.
Requirements: Nothing required of members except annual dues. Board of Directors must sign a "Statement of Faith" as required in the Bylaws. Benefits: BIG Back-to-school picnic starts the year.
HEART Yearbook, Student Photos, Monthly Skating, Monthly Bowling, MonthlySwimming,Monthly K-3rd Grade Field Trips, Monthly 4th-6th Grade Field Trips, Monthly Teen Field Trips, Monthly Newsletter ((usually 7-9 pages), Monthly 4-H Pioneer Club Meetings, Moms' Meetings, Boy/Girl Scout Troops, Speech & Debate, Frequent Drama Presentations, Annual Science Fair, Annual Variety/Talent Show, Annual International/States Fair, Annual Field Day, Annual HEART Back-to-School Picnic, Annual State Government Rally Day, Physical Education Classes, Used Curriculum Sale, HEART Senior Graduation, Kindergarten Graduation
Cost:$23yearly

Home Educators Supporting Choices, Opportunities, and Options in Learning (HomES COOL)

152 Stanfill Drive, Columbia, TN 38401
Contact: Teri Hill
Phone: (931) 380-0428
Email: homes_cool_group@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.homescool.homestead.com
We are an inclusive group serving the Maury and Marshall County areas in Middle Tennessee. We are an active group with lots of activities for kids of all ages, and support and help for parents.

Kidsclub of Knoxville

218 Dudala way,
Loudon, TN 37774
Contact: Michaela Barber
Email: tnkidsclub@aol.com
Website: www.tnkidsclub.homestead.com/TennKids.html
Phone: 865-458-4279
Description: Online yahoo group and clearing house for much of the areahomeschool information. ORNL classes, plays and a variety of other activities. Very informal. No meetings. You have to be willing to read your email to get anything out this group.
Requirements: Check you emails and be willing to contribute to the community. If you think of it, consider doing it.
Benefits: Plays, ORNL classes and information about many of the other support groups in the area.
Amount: None

Kingsport Area Christian Home Education Association (KACHEA)

Based in Kingsport, Tennessee
Email: sherreewilliams@hotmail.com
Website: http://kachea.cjb.net


Learning In Godly Homes Together (LIGHT)

105 Parks Street
Trimble, TN 38259
Contact: Robin Butler
Phone: 731-297-3784 or 731-694-0462
Email:snowbaby105@charter.net
Description: We are a Christian based group.Moms/Parents meetings are held monthly starting in August. All newsletter info must be in by the 24th of each month.
Requirements: There is a $20.00 membership fee per family per year. This may be paid by semester. This fee helps cover paper goods for meetings and parties, newsletter mailings.
Benefits: We have a monthly Moms/Parents meeting. Activities include but not limited to: Co-ops, Holiday Parties, Back to School Pot-luck, Field Trips, Skating Party, Park Days, Promotion...complete with Kindergarten and 12th grade Graduations. We also have a monthly newsletter that is mailed out at the 1st of each month.
Cost: $20 yearly

Memphis Area Homeschoolers

Serving the Memphis, TN area
Contact: Barbara
Email: memareahs-owner@yahoogroups.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/memareahs/
An online group for all Memphis area homeschoolers regardless of religious beliefs, political following, or method or curriculum used. Debates are acceptable as long as they are respectful. Off-topic discussions are welcome.

Memphis Home Education Association

P.O. Box 171134, Memphis, TN 38187-1134
Contact: Bill & Tonya Richard
Phone: (901) 362-2620
Fax: (901) 362-3247
Email: mhea@memphishomeschool.org
Website: http://www.memphishomeschool.org


Middle Tennessee Home Education Association

P.O. Box 147, Old Hickory, TN 37138
Email: office@mthea.orgormthea1@bellsouth.net Phone: 865-477-6917 Website: http://www.mthea.org Description: MTHEA is a homeschool network providing help and information to new and veteran homeschoolers in the Middle Tennessee area.
Requirements: There are several support groups, co-ops and tutorials around the area. MTHEA can help you find one close to your home.
Benefits: MTHEA provides a monthly newsletter, Jonathan's Arrow, to all members. We also can be of service to help you find a support group that meets your needs. We have volunteers in all areas to help with homeschoolquestions such as: how do I get started, where do I get curriculum?
Cost: 35.00 yearly (includes Jonathan's Arrow newsletter)

Mideast Tennessee Home Education Association

261 County Road #757, Riceville, TN 37370
Contact: Mike & Lisa Bell
Phone: (423) 336-5800


Northeast Tennessee Home Education Association

476 Highway 70 S, Rogersville, TN 37857
Contact: William & Robin Pack
Phone: (423) 272-4529

Smoky Mountain Tennessee Home Education Association

925 View Harbour Road, Knoxville, TN 37934
Contact: Cory & Barbara Bennett
Phone: (865) 675-3073
Email: president@smhea.org
Website: http://www.smhea.org

TnHomeEd.com

Contact: Kay Brooks
Email:info@TnHomeEd.com
Description: TnHomeEd is a network and comprehensive independent clearinghouse of homeschooling information specifically for Tennessee parents and other interested parties.The mission of TnHomeEd is to providehomeschooling and education information to all parents regardless of why or how they school, who they are, what they believe or their membership status.
Requirements: None
Benefits: A comprehensive network which includes but isn't limited to a statewide e-list, legal resources, support groups, legislation tracking and information on how to homeschool in Tennessee.
Cost: none

Tennessee Regional Academy for Christian Education (TRACE)

405 Cullom Street, Clinton, TN 37716
Contact: Robin A. Rathmell
Phone: (865) 457-8771 or (866) 41-TRACE
Fax: (865) 457-8772
Email: traceregistrar@bellsouth.net
Website: http://www.tracess.org
Offers a complete independent study (home school) program for grades K through 12, including diagnostic and achievement testing, curriculum (Accelerated Christian Education) with parent-teacher guides, centralized record-keeping, attendance reporting, scheduling, graduation exercises, diplomas, progress reports, etc. One-on-one parent-student counseling and guidance counseling, as well as on-campus video science labs and other day classes and activities, are also available.

Tennessee Valley Homeschoolers

Contact: Misty
Email: imes@usit.net
Website: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/tnvalleyhomeschoolers
Description: We are an all inclusive homeschool support group serving all of the Tennessee Valley. We have Mom's Night once a month, also do field trips and whatever other activities our member come up with! All homeschoolers in the Tennessee Valley area are welcome to join.
Requirements: Only requirement is that you are a homeschooling parent.
Benefits: Mom's Night once a month, Field trips, Holiday Parties, Any other activity planned by any of our members Cost: None

Tipton Homeschoolers Encouraging Another by Reaching and Teaching (HEART)

P.O. Box 224, Tipton, TN 38071
Contact: Christie Jarvis
Phone: (901) 837-9601
Email: Info@tiptonheart.org
Website: http://www.tiptonheart.org
We are a Christian support group that serves the Tipton County area of TN. We have members from N. Shelby county and Lauderdale county also. We meet monthly for moms' meetings and have weekly park days and occasional field trips. Description: We have monthly moms dinners as well as activities for the children such as co-ops, field trips, play days and more.
Requirements: There are no requirements.
Benefits: Monthly Meetings, Field Trips Cost: None


Union County Homeschool Support Group

Contact: Kay Clapp
Email: okay1950@juno.com
Phone: 865-992-4780 or 865-992-3629
Description: The Union County Homeschool Group is a small group consisting of approximately 12 families. We meet in various places, depending on the planned activity. We have a monthly book club meeting, a homeschool 4-H club, speech and debate club, and occasional seasonal holiday gettogethers. Our support group is Christian based, but it is not a requirement that you be Christian to join our group.
Benefits: We have a monthly newsletter and occasional field trips. Cost: $5 yearly

West Tennessee Home Education Association

P.O. Box 10013, Jackson, TN 38308
Contact: William and Judith Belew
Phone: (731) 723-3945
Email: wthea@bellsouth.net Website: http://www.wthea.org







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