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    Join SMHEA today!

    The Smoky Mountain Home Education Association (SMHEA) is a Christian led networking organization that provides general support to the home education community in the eighteen counties surrounding Knox County in East Tennessee. We believe it is the responsibility of parents to see that their children become mature and balanced by giving them protection, provision, and read on

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    SMHEA Homeschooling Mom’s Monthly Meetings

    Encouragement for new and ‘used’ homeschooling moms! Please join veteran homeschooling Moms for an evening of fellowship and encouragement.  Each meeting a different topic will be discussed. This is an ideal place for the isolated, NEW homeschooling mom.  All veteran moms needing encouragement(or wanting to encourage) are welcome as well! These meetings will be held read on

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    Graduation Ceremony – May 23, 2015

    The SMHEA graduation ceremony honors graduates (and their parents) who have completed their high school studies. You must be an SMHEA member and pay a graduation fee to participate. If you are not a member, you can join here. Parents and graduates are responsible for planning our ceremony and the reception which follows. There are read on

Welcome to Smoky Mountain Home Education Association.

Welcome

The Smoky Mountain Home Education Association (SMHEA) is a Christian led organization serving homeschooling families in eighteen East Tennessee counties including and surrounding Knoxville and Knox County. Affiliated with the Tennessee Home Education Association (THEA), membership in SMHEA includes THEA membership and access to state, regional, and local homeschooling resources. East Tennessee is a great place to homeschool. Endowed with natural wonders including the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and rich with historical sites, this area provides homeschoolers with plenty of opportunities for enriched education. Our growing home education community provides many support groups and cooperatives, sports teams, an annual Home Educators Conference, a graduation exercise, and many other activities. As you explore this site, you'll find the vital information and resources you need to begin or sustain your homeschool adventure.

We believe it is the responsibility of parents to see that their children become mature and balanced by giving them protection, provision, and direction in accordance with Godly standards. We also believe God has given to parents the right and responsibility to determine both the content and method of their children’s education. The Smoky Mountain Home Education Association (SMHEA) stands with the founders of the Tennessee Home Education Association (THEA), who fought to secure the recognition of that inalienable right in the codified laws of the State of Tennessee, and formed an Association which would stand guard over that right and further assist parents in the task of educating their children at home.

Three Level Support

Smoky Mountain Home Education Association membership is a dual membership with The Tennessee Home Education Association. It provides vital support at the state, regional, and local support group levels. Click here to see how the three levels work. Click here to join SMHEA.