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    Appalachian Home Educators Conference

    DON’T MISS THE HOMESCHOOL EVENT OF THE YEAR! The Appalachian Home Educators Conference is taking place at the Music Road  Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN on June 26-28, 2014! We will be hosting  many exciting & qualified speakers who will be presenting information packed  workshops for you to be encouraged, equipped, and renewed in read on

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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. SMHEA is the local branch of the Tennessee Home Education Association (THEA), which is a statewide support organization that monitors legislative activity in the read on

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    Cup of Cool Water Newsletter

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    Graduation Ceremony – May 24, 2014; Auditions for Graduation – April 22

    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. The final required read on

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    Homeschooler’s Bi-Monthly Meeting

    Encouragement for new and ‘used’ homeschooling moms! Please join veteran homeschooling Moms for an evening of fellowship and encouragement.  This is an ideal place for the isolated, NEW homeschooling mom, as well as, those considering homeschooling! All veteran moms needing encouragement are welcome as well! Keep an eye on our Events calendar for the next read on

Welcome to Smoky Mountain Home Education Association.


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.

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.