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    Homeschool 101

    Are you considering home education but don’t know if you can do it? Have you thought about home schooling but don’t know where to start? Have you have decided to start home schooling but are worried that you have made the right choice? Introduction to Home Schooling (Homeschool 101) in Morgan county is scheduled: When: read on

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    SMHEA 2016 Homeschool Expo

    Response to this event has been overwhelming, and we are expecting a large crowd. In the event that we exceed the capacity of the building we may need to close admission. Come to the SMHEA 2016 Homeschool Expo and have your homeschooling questions answered, make local connections, and be encouraged in your journey! There will read on

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    Graduation Ceremony – May 28, 2016

    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. ​​The SMHEA Graduation/Commencement Ceremony will be held at Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike in Knoxville on read on

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    SMHEA HOP meetings

    Are you a new homeschooling parent wondering what to do? Are you an experienced home educator with stories to share? Do you feel alone in your journey and want some encouragement, or just need to discuss things with someone? Whether your student is just starting preschool or high school, come to the SMHEA HOmeschool Parent read on

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    Richard and Nancy Brown Scholarship Award

    The purpose of this scholarship is to honor Richard and Nancy Brown for their years of outstanding service to home educating families in the eighteen counties served by the Smoky Mountain Home Education Association and other families throughout the state of Tennessee. Richard and Nancy Brown served on the SMHEA (Smoky Mountain Home Education Association) 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. 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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    A Cup of Cool Water: Helpful articles to encourage and refresh you!

    “A Cup of Cool Water for Getting Started” is a series of fourteen short, practical messages packed with little tips that can make a big difference as you begin your Home School journey!  Just click the “Cool Water: Get Started” button below, fill in the form that follows, and you’ll begin receiving encouragement tomorrow! Cool read on


Thank you for your interest in homeschooling. We have several events and activities proposed for this year with the aim of better serving the homeschooling community in the region. SMHEA serves Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Fentress, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Pickett, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union counties in Tennessee.

We are currently examining our on-line systems for membership and communication, and will be overhauling them in the coming months. One of our first priorities will be to streamline the membership sign up and renewal process. If you have experienced any trouble signing up or renewing your membership, or if you just need to find out if your membership is current, please email our new membership help desk at membership@smhea.org. General contact can be sent to info@smhea.org. The SMHEA website is also being updated with new resources and information. Watch for future announcements about our updated systems and please add smhea.org as a safe sender to your spam filters.

Please be sure to join or renew your membership and encourage others who support homeschooling in the state of Tennessee to join as well, even if they are not currently homeschooling. SMHEA is a chapter of the state homeschooling organization, Tennessee Home Education Association (THEA), and our mission of advocacy for homeschooling rights at the federal, state, and local levels of government are supported by your membership. We are working to improve membership benefits and provide new opportunities for building connections within the homeschool community. Please watch for new developments in this area as well.

Please keep the SMHEA board in your prayers and be patient as we move forward with updates and changes to improve SMHEA.

Renew or sign up for your SMHEA membership today.