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Upcoming Events

Park Day
April 2 - Thursday
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Enrichment Co-op "Planning in the Park" Meeting
April 2
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Testing Registration DEADLINE
April 4 - Saturday

Moms' Bible Study    Sign Up
April 6 - Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

New to Home School Meeting    Sign Up
Tues., April 7, 2015
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Park Day
April 9 - Thursday
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Welcome to

- BCHE - 

Bradley County Home Educators 

Southeast Tennessee

- Please enjoy our Public Pages -


IMPORTANT! Please make a note of our new BCHE email address:


It is time to register for the Stanford Achievement Tests that BCHE administers each May, but TIME IS SHORT!  Please read this following information carefully and act fast if you would like to participate!

WHEN:  May 12-14 from 8:00 am-12:00 noon

WHERE:  Candies Creek Baptist Church

WHAT:  Annual standardized testing for 3rd through High School (10th graders and above tend to take the ACT instead)

***  REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  The registration deadline is Saturday, April 4th, so you must move fast if you would like to participate!  Please visit the BCHE calendar and click on April 4th to read all the details. *** 



The following is a list of upcoming events for our members.
Please consider joining BCHE today so you can join us!


American Museum of Science and Energy Field Trip

MS/HS Film Club

Mom's Bible Study

New to Home School meeting

Home Schooling Through High School meeting

Coolidge Park Water and Play Day

Speech and Debate Regional Tournament

SAT Testing

Senior Graduation

Used Book Sale



BCHE's Park Days is one of our most popular events!  Come out and join other homeschool families from all around the area as we gather together for that "socialization" we all need wink

Young kids love the expansive playground and ball field.  Hordes of middle-schoolers and high-schoolers can generally be found engulfed in a game of ultimate frisbee or capture-the-flag.  Parents congregate under the pavilion and around the playground to chat about curriculum and other homeschool issues.  Non-members are always welcome to our Park Days, so feel free to join us!  

During the school year, Park Days are held at the park behind Westwood Baptist Church in Cleveland, TN, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Thursdays, weather permitting.  Just head over to our public calendar to learn more about this event.  (We occasionally have to move at the last minute to a different local park, so it's always best to check the calendar for last minute changes!)

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BCHE is a member-driven, non-profit organization

operating in Bradley County, TN, but we have members

from many surrounding counties and cities.

We are primarily a SUPPORT GROUP whose mission is to help others find joy in their homeschooling journey.  All of activities and events are led by homeschool parents who volunteer their time and effort for the sake of their own families and other homeschool families.

Within our scope of support, we offer our members many activities and opportunities for social and educational interaction. Please enjoy our public pages and public calendar, which lists activities open to non-members. If you decide to become a member you will have access to the private website which is full of activities and events. Among those: Plays, Musical Performances, Clubs, Parties, Social Activities for teens, Used Book sale, Standardized Testing, Yearbook, Members Picnic, Sports Activities, Field Trips, Community Events. 

For full support and fellowship, please consider joining BCHE; you will then have access to field trips, plays, the book sale, annual testing, children's parties, Middle/High School events including a student clubs, co-op, annual field day and picnic, Scholastic books, the lending library, and much more.

The cost for a family membership is $35 from August 1 -July 31. You may join at any time by clicking on Request Membership on the navigation menu located at the top of the page.

Cost for membership from March 15-July 31 is prorated to $15. 

Feel free to contact us at for further questions. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you and your family to help you find joy in your homeshooling journey.

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I'm thinking about Homeschooling!  Where do I begin?

On the left side of this screen are our Public Pages - begin by clicking on the popout menu: New To Homeschooling. Read the first three links, Where Do I Begin? Registering with the LEA, Registering with a CRS.  Start there and you will have a better idea how to proceed. One big difference between homeschooling and public/private schooling: YOU are in charge of your child's education. You MUST make the effort and take the time to do some research and gain a basic understanding of the law and the methods to homeschool legally. After that, you get to decide what, when, and how your child pursues his studies. 

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New to homeschooling and BCHE and don't know how jump in?
A great place to meet other parents and kids during our good weather months is at Park Day on Thursdays. Please look at our Calendar for locations and times.