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TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO: AND WHEN HE IS OLD, HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT.

Proverbs 22:6

About SMHEA

We are a Christian-led organization that supports and encourages the homeschooling community of the East Tennessee Smoky Mountain region. Participation is open to anyone interested in supporting and protecting the God-given right to home education.​

We serve an 18-county region in East Tennessee, including Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Fentress, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Pickett, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union counties. We strive to provide a connection between THEA at the state level and support groups, co-ops, umbrella schools, and individual home educators at the local level.

Counties in our Region

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Homeschool 101

What SMHEA Offers

"Promoting and Protecting Home Education in East Tennessee since 1984"

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Connection

We connect you with resources to assist you on your home education journey. 

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Support

We provide support and encouragement. Here is how to get started:

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Advocacy

We monitor state and local legislation to protect your home education freedom.​

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