North East Tennessee Home Education Association

Links of Interest to Homeschool Families

Northeast TN Region:


The TC Homeschool digest through Yahoo is a terrific tool for any homeschooler in the Tri-Cities area.  This is an e-mail list through which homeschoolers can share relevant information – important homeschool-related news, items for sale or being sought, upcoming meeting and event announcements, etc.


THEA: The Tennessee Home Education Association (THEA) was formed in 1984 to provide a statewide network of support, encouragement, and assistance to homeschooling families and for the purpose of preserving and defending the rights of parents to direct the education of their children.


KACHEA: KACHEA stands for Kingsport Area Christian Home Education Association which is a very active support group that has been in existence for over 20 years. KACHEA has sports teams, spelling and geography bees, a yearbook, an optional co-op that meets once a week on Tuesday mornings during the school year, a Spring Formal to honor the graduating seniors, an informational meeting for new homeschoolers and a large book sale each May. Their website is


TEACH is the Tri-Cities Education Association for Christian Homeschoolers and has 3 co-ops serving Gray, Blountville, and Greeneville. TEACH offers weekly classes, yearbook, activities, clubs and field trips, along with a graduation each year. There is always something going on with TEACH and you can find out more at their website


First Class Johnson City is a nationwide ministry devoted to supporting homeschooling families. First Class co-op meets on Fridays at First Christian Church in JC with a variety of classes and activities. For more inf ormation go to their website


KCA is Kingsport Christian Academy, “a unique educational opportunity” modeled after a University Model School in Texas.  KCA offers many different classes in science, math, foreign language, writing classes, high school electives and more. Student can opt to take one or more classes. Check out their website for more information and what they are offering this year.


Bristol Homeschool Group


Parent Support Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesdays each month, 6-8pm, Bristol Public Library

Purpose: Support homeschoolers in Bristol VA/TN, Abingdon, and surrounding areas.


Charlotte Mason Homeschool Community

Meetings on Tuesday nights at 6:30 every 6 weeks.  The locations alternate between Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol.   There is also a local co-op for families implementing Charlotte Mason. 

Email is

Phone number is 753-2102


Hillbilly Book Barn - Curriculum & Homeschool Supplies

206 Blountville Bypass
Blountville, TN 37617

(423) 323-2276
Mon. 12-6 Tues 1-6 , Fri 1-6 and 1st Sat of each month usually 1-6






Although it's still a relatively new website, this company offers tons of homeschool products at a great discount.  It's definitely worth checking out!








Home Educators Resource Directory
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