BHEA Homeschool 101

Local Umbrella School:  Maryville Christian School

What historical areas could be visited there?

Cades Cove and other areas of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

The Heritage Center in Townsend

The Blount County Historical Museum

Cades Cove Museum at the Thompson-Brown House

Sam Houston Schoolhouse

Anderson and Thaw Hall on Maryville College Campus

The Little River Railroad Museum- free admission

Tuckaleechee Caverns

Eusebia Church-site of McTeer’s Fort and an Indian massacre

Millennium Manor Castle

Samuel Frazier Home  T

The spot where Sam Houston enlisted (marker) , downtown Maryville Historic Cemeteries, Markers and Civil War Sites

Civil War in Blount County

The miles and miles of Greenbelt paths offer a treasure of various historical sites and markers, including Pistol Creek Mill remains.

What support groups are there?

Blount Home Education Association (BHEA)

Classical Conversations

The Edge (Seymour)

What co-ops? 

Blount Home Education Association (BHEA)

Classical Conversations

The Edge (Seymour)

Bezalel School of Dance and Pageantry

When do legislative meetings take place?

Blount County Commission 3rd Thursday of the month, 7pm, Blount County Courthouse room 430

Maryviile City Council – 1st Tuesday of the month, 7pm, Maryville Municipal Building

Alcoa City Commission, 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7pm, Alcoa City Municipal Building

What other educational opportunities exist there, library, museum, etc.

– Blount County Public Library is excellent and offers a number of excellent learning opportunities.

– Maryville Fencing Club

– Young Eagles at Sky Ranch Airport

– Tremont has free or fee programs that are exceptionally educational (butterfly tagging, bird banding, etc.).

– Maryville College offers choirs for students from mid-elementary up through high school (for a fee). There is also the Community Chorus for older teens and parents. Occasionally, MC will also reach out to the home school community with other educational opportunities.

– Fine Arts Blount

There are also a multitude of volunteer opportunities which would be considered educational, such as becoming a citizen scientist at Tremont and volunteering there to help with their scientific research, volunteering with Wilderwood Service Dogs, The Blount County Animal Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Blount County Youth Court, Second Harvest Food Bank, The Welcome Table (at New Providence Presbyterian Church on Tuesdays and 1st United Methodist Church on Thursdays), and Wears Valley Ranch.

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