Welcome to homeschooling in Tennessee! Tennessee has three ways you can homeschool. You have the option of being (1) an independent homeschooler (registered with the state), or (2) registered with a Church-Related School or (3) registered as a satellite school of a Church-Related School (The Jeter Memo.) As a result, the number of days and hours to be taught would depend on where you are registered (State=4 hours*180 days). Kay Brooks, TnHomeEd, is one of several good contacts about homeschooling in Tennessee. Others are in the links below. [Note: Kay has taken down TnHomeEd. Contact Ann Zeise, the webmaster, about general homeschooling concerns through the “Contact” link at the bottom of this page.]
Chattanooga Area Homeschool Support Groups
Homeschool Support Groups in southeast Tennessee and Tennessee Valley: Athens, Blount, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Lookout Mountain, Ooltewah, and Signal Mountain.
Knoxville Area Homeschool Support Groups
Homeschool Support Groups in East Tennessee Cities and Counties: Knox County, Knoxville, and Sevier.
Memphis Area Homeschool Support Groups
Homeschool Support Groups in Collierville, Memphis (Shelby County), & Rutherford, TN
Eclectic Homeschoolers of Middle Tennessee group
Weather permitting, we gather each Wednesday afternoon at Two Rivers Park in Nashville. All members are welcome to create and organize events/field trips for the group outside of our established Wed afternoon meeting time.
Nashville Area Homeschool Support Groups
Homeschool Support Groups in Middle Tennessee Cities and Counties, including Nashville.
North of Knoxville
Cumberland Gap, TN, Homeschool Support Groups
Cumberland Gap Area Cities and Counties north of Knoxville: Anderson, Campbell, Crossville, Cumberland, Scott
Tri-Cities Area Homeschool Support Groups
Tri-Cities Area Cities and Counties: Bristol, Elizabethton, Erwin, Greeneville, Jefferson City, Johnson City, Jonesborough, Kingsport, Morristown
Support Group Lists
Tennessee Email Lists, Support Groups, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters
Extensive list on Leaping From the Box. Please notify Admin@LeapingFromTheBox.com if your email list, support group, message board, forum or newsletter is not included here or if you see errors.
Tennessee Homeschool Support Groups
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