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People start home schooling every day in Tennessee. You may have questions about how to start, how to enroll your child to be in compliance with the compulsory attendance laws, or where to go to get curriculum. THEA was formed to help you get started and continue teaching your children as we work to protect homeschooling freedom.
Since 1984, we’ve been helping families across the state by providing tested, common sense advice to help them launch their home schools.

Tennessee law defines home schooling as “parent or guardians teaching their children”. That definition is simple, direct and straight forward. If you are a parent, you can home school in Tennessee.

If you are ready to start home schooling now, what describes you best? Click on the topic below to get started:

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