Homeschooling in Tennessee

Families in Tennessee may join and benefit from Homelife Academy's record keeping, transcript, diploma, and counseling services. We are happy to serve you and your family.

Below is a summary of the Tennessee (TN) State laws regarding "homeschools" and "church-related schools." If you live in Tennessee and would like to register with HomeLife Academy please carefully read this summary. It is important that you know your legal rights. In TN it is not necessary for you to register K-12 grade students with the local school board if you are registered with a church-related school.

HomeLife Academy is a state recognized church-related school, listed with the TN Department of Education.

HomeLife Academy is a member in good standing with the Association of Christian Schools International and is operated by Families In Christ Ministries in Memphis, TN. We also have a Private School Membership with Home School Legal Defense Association. HSLDA may be reached at (540) 338-5600. Membership with HSLDA is encouraged but not required. For additional LEGAL HELP visit

Legal Information


2009 Historic Victory Legislation
Driver's License
Home Schooling in Tennessee
Attendance and Truancy Laws

Important Info:
Getting Started in Tennessee, Kay Brooks


Nashville, TN ~ May 14-15
MHEA, Memphis, TN ~ June 11-12
Jackson, TN ~ July TBA

CSTHEA, Chattanooga, TN ~ July 23-24


TnHomeEd  TnHomeEd is a comprehensive and independent clearinghouse and network of homeschooling ( home education) information specifically for Tennesseans. If you're just starting your homeschooling journey, just need the non-lawyer version of our laws or looking for support groups, our e-lists, umbrella or covers schools, (known as church-related schools here, or other resources, you're sure to find what you need here. We've got a great Search feature and a good FAQ. If you still have questions, feel free to e-mail for a prompt response. Thanks for visiting...
Kay Brooks, Founder,

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.


Christian Communicators of Tennessee

Ebony Homeschoolers
Memphis, TN 38125
Contact: Dell

New Rising Homeschool Network website:

Elijah Program, the
P.O. Box 148268, Nashville, TN 37124-8268
Phone: (615) 889-8292

HEART is a volunteer organization comprised of families who chose to home educate their children. The families live in the Rutherford County area of Tennessee. Membership comprises the largest home school support group in the county.

Henry County Home Educators Association (HCHEA)
Based in Paris, TN 38242
Contact: Gary Moyers

Kingsport Area Christian Home Education Association (KACHEA)
Based in Kingsport, Tennessee

Lewis County Homeschool Group
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Phone: (931) 796 4891

Mideast Tenessee Home Education Association (MTHEA)
261 County Road #757, Riceville, TN 37370
Contact: Mike & Lisa Bell
Phone: (423) 336-5800

Memphis Home Education Association (MHEA)
Phone:  901-753-4705
Fax:  901-388-4908
Physical address:  879 Willow Tree Circle Suite 111, Cordova, TN  38018
Mailing address:  P. O. Box 2196, Cordova, TN  38088

Middle Tennessee Home Education Association (MTHEA)
P.O. Box 1382, Franklin, TN 37065-1382
Phone: (615) 794-3259

Northeast Tennessee Home Education Association

168 Forest Hills Rd, Rogersville, TN 37857
Contact: William & Robin Pack
Phone: (423) 272-4529

Network of Home Education (NHE) South West Tennessee Contact: Phyllis Broadus
Phone: 1-731-668-4816
Address: PO Box 11404
City/Zip: Jackson, Tn 38308
Web site:
Our goal as an organization is to provide a service for homeschoolers that will aid in communication, education, edification and to promote a positive awareness of home education in the community

Parents Each After Children's Education (PEACE)
Serving Hamblen, Grainger, & Jefferson
Email: ... lcome.msnw

Smoky Mountain Home Education Association (SMHEA)
925 View Harbor Road, Knoxville, TN 37922
Contact: Cory & Barbara Bennett
Phone: (865) 675-3073

Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association
7420 Short Tail Springs Rd, Harrison TN 37341
Contact: Gary & Carole Hargraves
Phone: (423) 266-4663 - The Homeschool Hotline

Tennessee Homeschool Athletic Association (TNHSAA)
706 Rocky Ridge Circle, LaVergne, TN 37086
Contact: Patrick Fettig
Phone: (615) 793-0780
Dedicated to providing an alternative to public and private school athletics.

Tipton Homeschoolers Encouraging Another by Reaching and Teaching (HEART)
P.O. Box 224 Tipton, TN 38071-0224
Contact: Christie Jarvis
Phone: (901) 837-9601
A support group for homeschooling families in the Tipton county area. We hold monthly moms meetings and quarterly family events. We also have scheduled activities for the children during the month.

West Tennessee Home Education Association
P.O. Box 10013, Jackson, TN 38308-0100
Contact: Brandon and Judith Belew
Phone: 731-723-3945