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 http://tnhomeed.com/LegalHelp.html.

Legal Information

http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/TN/default.asp


LINKS

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


Important Info:
Getting Started in Tennessee, Kay Brooks


PLEASE LOOK FOR OUR BOOTH AT THE FOLLOWING CURRICULUM FAIRS IN 2010:
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MTHEA,
Nashville, TN ~ May 14-15
MHEA, Memphis, TN ~ June 11-12
WTHEA,
Jackson, TN ~ July TBA

CSTHEA, Chattanooga, TN ~ July 23-24

Associations


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, TnHomeEd.com.




TENNESSEE HOME EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (THEA)
http://www.tnhea.org
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.

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Christian Communicators of Tennessee
tugglefamily@integrity.com
http://www.cctennessee.net

Ebony Homeschoolers
Memphis, TN 38125
Contact: Dell
Email: EbonyHomeschoolers@MemphisHomeschool.org

New Rising Homeschool Network website:


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

HEART
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.
http://www.heart-hs.org/index.html

Henry County Home Educators Association (HCHEA)
Based in Paris, TN 38242
Contact: Gary Moyers
Email: info@hchea.com
http://www.hchea.com

Kingsport Area Christian Home Education Association (KACHEA)
Based in Kingsport, Tennessee
Email: sherreewilliams@hotmail.com
http://kachea.cjb.net

Lewis County Homeschool Group
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Phone: (931) 796 4891
http://www.lewiscountyhomeschool.com

Mideast Tenessee Home Education Association (MTHEA)
261 County Road #757, Riceville, TN 37370
Contact: Mike & Lisa Bell
Phone: (423) 336-5800
Email: lisa_bell7@hotmail.com

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

http://www.memphishomeschool.org

Middle Tennessee Home Education Association (MTHEA)
P.O. Box 1382, Franklin, TN 37065-1382
Phone: (615) 794-3259
Email: mthea1@bellsouth.net
http://www.mthea.org

Northeast Tennessee Home Education Association

168 Forest Hills Rd, Rogersville, TN 37857
Contact: William & Robin Pack
Phone: (423) 272-4529
Email: packw@planetc.com

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
E-Mail: NHE@NetworkofHomeEducation.net
Web site: http://www.networkofhomeeducation.net
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: imrescued@yahoo.com
http://groups.msn.com/ParentsEachAfterC ... lcome.msnw

Smoky Mountain Home Education Association (SMHEA)
925 View Harbor Road, Knoxville, TN 37922
Contact: Cory & Barbara Bennett
Phone: (865) 675-3073
Email: coryb@esper.com
http://www.smhea.org

Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association
7420 Short Tail Springs Rd, Harrison TN 37341
Contact: Gary & Carole Hargraves
Phone: (423) 266-4663 - The Homeschool Hotline
Email: carole@voy.net
http://www.csthea.org

Tennessee Homeschool Athletic Association (TNHSAA)
706 Rocky Ridge Circle, LaVergne, TN 37086
Contact: Patrick Fettig
Phone: (615) 793-0780
Email: tnhsaa@yahoo.com
Discussion: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tnhsaa/
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
Email: tiptonhearts@direcway.com
http://www.tiptonhearts.org
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
Email: wthea@quixnet.net