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Categories are defined as follows:
Activities: Organizations that cater to or offer special rates or times to homeschool families.
Co-op: Parent led instruction within an organized cooperative setting.
Sports: Associations that offer homeschool families access to sports teams.
Church-related/Umbrella: Church-related schools, as defined by the Tennessee Code, that may also offer umbrella programs.
Performing Arts: Dance, Theater, Music, etc.
Tutorial: Instructor led teaching with direct parental involvement and instruction outside of group-class time.
September 20 & 21, 2018. "The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad"
You have a choice of day for this event of fun, demonstrations and hands-on activities about what it was to live and travel during the 1890's and early 1900's. Ticket includes half day of festival activities as well as a self-guided visit in Biltmore House and Gardens. Bonus: Chihuly exhibit on the estate.
Christmas in the Cave in December 5pm-8:30pm
Knoxville, TN 37923
CAK Homeschool isn’t just a record keeping facility. Our vision is to bring a sense of community to our program participants. We send out monthly newsletters that feature different homeschooling themes, family interviews, senior student spotlights, and community opportunities. We offer monthly field trips and school wide activities. We also offer a personalized high school graduation experience. We are an umbrella program that strives to bring a sense of school pride to our participants. Above all, our purpose is to support you in your homeschooling venture.
Cumberland Christian Academy Classical Home School Program provides maintenance of cumulative records for each K-12 student, assistance with curriculum selection, annual testing, transcript and diploma services and academic in person and online collaborative counseling. Our Home School Program operates in compliance with the State of Tennessee’s home school requirements, and we are members of TANAS (Tennessee Association of Non-Public Academic Schools). Cumberland Christian Academy is classified by the Tennessee State Department of Education as a Category IV, Church- Related School.
Ijams Nature Center – Homeschool programs, Family programs, and more.
HOMESCHOOL ED-VENTURES: Backyard Birds
FAMILY WILDLIFE SERIES: Ijams Night Hike
TENNESSEE NATURALIST PROGRAM: Winter Birds
FAMILY WILDLIFE SERIES: Hawkology 101
IJAMS CREATIVE SERIES: Gourd Biscuit Warmers
IJAMS HIKING CLUB: Explore the Urban Wilderness
IJAMS OUTDOOR ACADEMY: Winter Caving Adventure
IJAMS SPECIAL EVENT: 4th Annual Holiday Marketplace
CREATIVE SERIES: Ugly Sweater Workshop
FAMILY WILDLIFE SERIES: Owl-ology 101
KCYB has two kinds of music education opportunities: three standard band ensembles
that perform in all KCYB-sponsored concerts, and several optional performance events
and clinics made available to students wanting greater challenges. These are described
Standard KCYB Music Curriculum
KCYB is designed to foster the development of your child’s musical education through
active participation in private instruction, group rehearsals and concert performances. The
music education program is run by highly qualified music directors, and is designed to
address the needs of students with a wide range of musical skills, abilities and
The Beginning Band was added to KCYB’s roster of band opportunities in 2006. Created
specifically for beginning music students with little to no prior music education or
experience (i.e., less than 6 months), the intent of this band is to give those beginning
students (1) an experience in group music education, (2) an opportunity to start their
music education experience earlier in life, and (3) be able to integrate sooner into the
KCYB program. Beginning Band has its first public performance at the Christmas or
spring concert. In most cases, Beginning Band students are ready to progress to Concert
Band after one year.
Membership and seating in Concert Band is by audition only. It is for intermediate
students who have played a musical instrument for a minimum of six months. There is a
higher level of music instruction and expectation in Concert Band than in Beginning
Band. The Concert Band performs at all KCYB concerts in the music season.
This ensemble is the most advanced band in the KCYB program. Membership and
seating in Symphonic Band is by audition only. The level of musical challenge and
expectation in the Symphonic Band is intended for serious students who are ready for a
greater musical challenge. The Symphonic Band performs at all KCYB concerts in the
Optional Music Opportunities
We recognize that some students want additional musical challenges beyond those
provided by the standard KCYB program. We wholeheartedly support those students by
making them aware of, and facilitating their participation in, various performance
opportunities and clinics sponsored by KCYB or by other music organizations.
The Jazz Band is a specialized ensemble for highly proficient advanced students interested
in expanding their musical skills and education into a different musical genre. In general,
Jazz Band candidates are required to also participate in one of the standard band
ensembles (i.e., Concert Band or Symphonic Band). Seating in the Jazz Band is by
audition and/or the Jazz director’s approval.
As interest arises, students can organize into small ensembles and rehearse special wind
instrument music for performances. Examples of past wind ensemble opportunities
include providing soft background music for events such as a home-school association’s
silent auction, providing entertainment for members of local senior centers, or by
providing entertainment music for a local historic fire house’s 100th anniversary
celebration. Students can also perform at KCYB’s Performer’s Night. Ensembles can
include any type of instrument. Some past ensembles have included woodwind/brass,
flutes only, and brass only.
ETSBOA Music Clinics
East Tennessee School Bands and Orchestra Association (ETSBOA) offers music
opportunities to students in the East Tennessee region and throughout the State of
Tennessee (www.etsboa.org). These opportunities consist of music clinics that draw top
music students from the region or State, and that are taught by top-rate conductors from
regional high schools, colleges or universities. These clinics are great ways for motivated
KCYB students to learn and play music with other students from the East Tennessee
region or across the State.
Please see http://www.kcyb.org/ for more information and YouTube links.
Our Official Name: Knoxville Christian Home Educator’s Athletic Association (KCHEAA)
Our Team Name/Mascot: Ambassadors
Our Colors: Purple, Teal, and White
Our Purpose: We are an association committed to the glory of God and the development of quality competitive athletics for home educated students.
Our Verse: “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:20
We offer testing to determine underlying causes of learning disabiities and then provide the most well researched programs to remediate difficulties. We help students with dyslexia, ADHD, dyscalculia, and high functioning autism exceed performance expectations.
Home School Umbrella Program (HSU), grades K-8
Independent Study Program (ISP), grades 9-12
HSU Students in grades 1-8 receive annual testing.
9th grade ACT Prep Class (2-day class plus practice test)
ISP Students in 11th grade can take the PSAT at MCS.
Help with curriculum selection and home school planning
Guidance through High School
Maryville Christian School Diploma & Transcript Services
Athletics Program accessible to HSU & ISP Students (extra fee)
HSU & ISP Students can take individual classes at MCS (extra fee)
HSU & ISP Students can participate in drama and other arts (extra fee)
Smoky Mountain 4H Homeschool Group- Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month at First Baptist Church of Powell.