Request Membership in this Homeschool Group!

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The BCHE membership year is August 1 - July 31.  The cost of an annual membership is $30 per family.  

Please take note of the following options:

  • If you are joining BCHE as a new member (or rejoining after missing a year or more), you will pay $30 when you register between May 1 and December 31.  Between January 1 and April 30, you have the option of paying only $20 for a spring-only membership, but renewal will be required as of July 31 for the upcoming membership year.

  • If you are a present BCHE member and need to renew your membership for the upcoming year, please log in to your account  to renew between May 1 - July 31.  If you completed an approved Service Task during the membership year, you may pay a discounted fee of $20 for the upcoming year.  (Check the Service Task List link on the homepage to verify that you are eligible.)  Otherwise, the annual fee is $30. If you have missed the renewal window and your membership is "parked." Please email us at for payment options without duplicating your account. 

Payments can be made online via PayPal by selecting the appropriate option below, or by sending a check payable to BCHE to the BCHE Treasurer, Wendy Knott at 1501 Benjamin Circle, Cleveland, TN 37312.

BCHE membership requirements are as follows:

1. That each member reads the Terms & Conditions,

2. That each member family e-signs an Adult and Youth Liability Waiver for insurance purposes,  which is kept on file,

3. That parents who teach in the Co-op, or lead on the Steering Team, sign a Statement of Faith.

4. That each member prayerfully consider serving in a position to help BCHE continue to offer a variety of great activities. You can fill out the Service Task form during the membership process or by clicking on the link on the navigation menu. 

5. There are several questions to answer at the end of the registration. Answering these is important as it helps us keep track of important information for our non-profit documentation, and helps us get to know you better so that we can better serve you. 

(Please understand the nature and scope of this Support Group: we are NOT specifically a Co-op and joining BCHE does not assure your entry into the annual Co-op classes. Enrollment is limited because of space considerations. Your willingness to teach a class will aid in your being a part of co-op. BCHE is a support group and offers numerous opportunities for social interaction and ways to make friends in the homeschooling community. The Co-op is just one part of what BCHE does. There are many ways to make friends and find support in your homeschooling journey.) We encourage you to explore the other homeschool support groups in our area. 

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Check here if you have read and agree to the TERMS OF SERVICE.

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Additional Questions:

We desire to know our members so that we can serve you better and facilitate your Finding Joy in the Journey. Please take a few moments to read and carefully answer the questions below. Your answers will assist us in guiding BCHE. 

Also, please consider volunteering in many positions of service in BCHE. For a list of service opportunities,  visit the Serving BCHE  page (viewable on the member pages only) to learn how a few hours of your time can benefit many families and their children. 

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Please select the type of family you represent.

Returning BCHE Family New to BCHE

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If you marked "New" are you new to Cleveland? 

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If you marked "New" have you homeschooled less than 2 years? 

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Are you a current member of HSLDA -the Homeschool Legal Defense Association

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Are you interested in joining HSLDA? If so, you may join on your own and get a group discount by using our group membership number: 210024 . Visit the HSLDA website at for membership or to simply take advantage of all the valuable and helpful free information. 


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Emergency Contact Name & Relation (other than parent)

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Emergency Contact Phone

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Please indicate if your child(ren) have allergies: Which children and to what are they allergic? If none, please indicate "none".

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Please list first and last name of all family members and extended family members who are likely to participate in ANY BCHE event, either at one of our sponsored events, or at an alternate location such as a field trip.  You must  read and sign this form in order for your membership to be processed.


In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in Bradley County Home Educators (BCHE) related events and activities, the undersigned:

1. Agree that the member/participant should inspect the facilities and equipment to be used, and if the member/participant believes anything is unsafe, he or she should immediately advise the supervisor (advisor, manager, BCHE representative, etc) of such conditions and refuse to participate. 

2. Acknowledge and fully understand that each member/participant will be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability and death, and sever social and economic losses which might result not only from their own actions, inactions, or negligence but the action, inaction, and negligence of others, or the condition of the premises or of any equipment used. Further, that there may be other risks not known to us or not reasonably foreseeable at this time. 

3. Assume all the forgoing risks and accept personal responsibility for the damages  following such injury, permanent disability or death.

4. Release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue Bradley County Home Educators (BCHE), it's affiliated clubs, their respective administrators, directors, agents, and other employees of the organization, other members/participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors or premises used to conduct the event, all of which are hereinafter referred to as "releases", from any and all liability to each of the undersigned, his or her heirs, and next of kin for any and all claims, demands, losses or damages on account of injury including death and damage to property, caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the releases or otherwise. 


Please list first and last name of all family members and extended family members who are likely to participate in ANY BCHE event, either at one of our sponsored events, or at an alternate location such as a field trip.  You must  read and sign this form in order for your membership to be processed.

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Field Trips and Plays: Due to the nature of planning and reserving space for field trips and plays, these fees (whether paid online or by check) are transferable to another family for the same event but are NOT refundable.

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I understand & accept the Field Trip Refund Policy

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