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Membership to TEACH

Membership for the 2024-2025 school year will open June 1.

Application for membership can be found on the Request Membership tab starting June 1.

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Welcome to TEACH

Welcome to TEACH!

TEACH is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation that was created with the desire to reach out to and support Christian families in the Tri-Cities area of East Tennessee who educate their children at home. TEACH has over 200 member families.  

TEACH offers the opportunity for fellowship, friendships, field trips, activities, an athletics program, high school and kindergarten graduation, a spring formal, spelling bee, science fair, back-to-school picnic, yearbook, Co-op, mom's night out & more. 

TO JOIN TEACH please request membership on line and pay your annual family membership fee of $35

  • Please note that TEACH is a Christian homeschool group and members are required to: 
  • agree and affirm to the following declaration of faith: 

I claim Jesus as my personal Savior and Lord and recognize the authority of God's Word in my life. 

  • assent to a release of liability (this document is located under "About Us")
  • read and agree not to teach or counsel any student contrary to the Core Beliefs of TEACH (this information is in the Constitution located under "About Us" )

Contact TEACH

General Inquiries: info@teachtricities.com

TEACH Athletics: teachguardians@gmail.com 

Elizabethton Co-op: teachelizabethton@gmail.com

Johnson City Co-op: teachjccoop@gmail.com

Virtual Co-op: virtualcoop@teachtricities.org

The structure of TEACH


Your TEACH Membership covers expenses needed to maintain the
main organization of TEACH including, but not limited to, the following:

  *Insurance coverage related to all TEACH events and activities including Athletics, Co-Op, Field Trips, etc.

  *Per family membership fee to the website company to maintain the website and domain.

  *All paypal fees accrued so that we can offer the convenience of accepting credit cards.

  *PO Box fees because we do not have a physical address for our organization.

  *Annual non-profit status fees.

  *Board approved annual budget for various committees.

Under the umbrella of TEACH, several of our committees also charge a fee to cover the expenses of that department.


Elizabethton, Johnson City, and Virtual Co-Ops
 each charge an additional fee per semester per family.

This covers many expenses including the use of their facility, cleaning supplies and educational resources needed to be successful. Every member is a volunteer, no one is paid a salary. All expenses are used to maintain the Co-Op program.

TEACH Athletics charges $35-$75 per student athlete.
This, as well as gate fees and fundraisers, covers the use of the many facilities needed to run a successful athletic program for practices and games. It covers the purchase of uniforms and gear and pays the officials that work the games. All coach staff and Athletic directors are volunteers and no one is paid a salary.

Our smaller committees may charge a minimal fee simply to cover the cost of operation. We are a non-profit organization so all income is designated to an expense.