Area Co-ops

(TennKidsClub does not endorse any particular co-op)

Bezalel International School of Dance & Pageantry
"Bezalel International School of Dance & Pageantry" is a home school organization made up of families of various denominations whose vision is to teach the beauty of dance and pageantry as a language for education and communication among people groups, with special emphasis on Israel, the land of the Bible.
In the past, students at "Bezalel" have traveled to England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Israel, Jordan & Egypt, presenting dance and drama in various churches, schools, and other venues. The school teaches the skills needed for presentation, dance performance, garmenting, musical instruments, drama, etc.
Bezalel School is located at Beechgrove Baptist Church in Louisville - just off Alcoa Hwy. Registration is new each semester and all registration forms are now online! Classes offered include:
* Bible Geography * Beginning Hebrew Language * Beginning Spanish Language - Rosetta Stone * Praise & Nation Dances (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced classes) * Interpretive Praise Dance (previous ballet training required) * Little Praisers Dance Class (ages 3 - 7) * Creative Worship * Oil Painting * Silk Artistry * Drama Level 1 (ages 5 - 11) * Drama Level 2 (ages 12 - adult) * Theatre Arts * Math Tutoring (elementary- jr. high) * Photography * Violin * Flute * Trumpet * Culture of Mexico (ages 10+) * Men of Valor - boys class (includes martial arts) * Fair Maidens - purity class for girls (ages 12+)

Blount Home Education Association
BHEA is an association of independent home schooling families that formed in the late 1980s to encourage successful home education in Blount County. The organization, which operates with the help of many parent volunteers, provides support, information and encouragement to home schooling families and has around 500 student members. BHEA sponsors many activities throughout the school year to enhance the educational program that each participating family provides at home.

Cedar Springs

The Cedar Springs Weekday School has been an educational ministry of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church since 1966. We are a ministry to the church and community as an evangelistic outreach and to assist parents in the educational training of their children for God.

Christian Family Cooperative-See River's Edge Christian Academy

Classical Coversations
Classical Conversations home school co-op meets at Park West Church of God. You can attend 1 class or all classes being taught. Our programs consist of: Foundations: K - 6th grade, Essentials English Language: 4th - 6th grade and Challenge programs: 9th - 12th grade which are college prep seminars developed for junior high & high school. Contact: Daronda or call 865-288-3304. 

Classical Conversations of Blount County
Striving to know God and to make Him known! This co-op meets at Dotson Memorial Baptist Church, 814 Dotson Memorial Rd., Maryville, TN 37801 (Portico Entrance by playground; Meet in Rose Room)
Contact: Allison England, Foundations/Essentials Director aenglandcc@gmail.com (865) 977-7845 (865) 977-7845
Shannon Dennis, Challenge Director sdenniscc@gmail.com (865) 681-1824 (865) 681-1824

Classical Conversations of Loudon County
Classical Conversations can make your home school stronger. Learn the secrets that will enable you to successfully teach multiple grades and multiple subjects without struggle. Meetings will be held at Canvas Church located at 201 N B St. in Lenoir City
Our program consists of 3 stages of learning... K-6th grade: FOUNDATIONS (For students in Grammar stage of learning); 4th-6th grade: ESSENTIALS (For students in Dialectic stage of learning); 7th-12th grade: CHALLENGE (College prep classes for students in Rhetoric stage of learning)
Registration begins now, and space is limited. Please feel free to email c3lenoircity@gmail.com or call 865-684-0441, 865-684-0441 or 865-292-3901, 865-292-3901 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

College Prep Academy of West Knoxville
is a home-school tutoring cooperative that only utilizes degreed, qualified teachers for high school students. It exists to serve families that desire solid and rigorous college preparatory tutorials and assignments. Our Christian coop is open for Christians and non-Christians alike who seek solid college preparation.

Dr. Speidell (Todd_Speidell@yahoo.com) is the director and lead tutor of our educational cooperative. He has 25 years of teaching experience (17 at Webb’s Upper School, where he also served as dean, head of religious studies, and chess coach). He is a published author and editor of numerous books, journals, articles, and book reviews. He is an accomplished professional editor (including Jefferson-Bass’ Bones of Betrayal). He has a PhD in theology & ethics and ordination as a minister of the Gospel.

Anthony Venafro holds a BA in Political Science with a minor in Economics from the University Of Dayton and co-teaches History and Social Studies with Dr. Speidell. He has over 30 years of business experience in all aspects of business including customer service, sales, finance, distribution, logistics, and business unit management, including working as Director of Special Markets Sales for 21 years for Philips Consumer Electronics. He is currently CEO and sole shareholder of CMV Enterprises Inc., an ad specialty supplier of safety products to the Ad Specialty Distributors in North America.

The Creative Arts Co-op in Harriman is excited to announce its pre-school program.
Beginning in September, the Co-op offers a two-day and a four-day schedule for families. 'The Co-op has always offered pre-school classes – encouraging development and guidance as youngsters learn about their world,' commented Mary Kaye Eisenberg, Co-op director. 'The natural extension was to expand those programs into a well-rounded learning environment.' Class size is small – just five students per class. The smaller size offers more flexibility for teachers as well as individual attention for students while still preparing students for a classroom-type atmosphere.

The program hours are 9:00am-12:00pm which allow students to gradually ease into a traditional school routine.

Tuition for the program is as follows: Two-day program (M & W or T & Th) $130.00 per month Four-day program (M thru Th) $260.00 per month For more information, please feel free to contact the Creative Arts Co-op at 865/765-1129.

Crossroads Christian Academy
CCA provides supplemental education for students in kindergarten, primary, middle school and high school (grades K4 through 12). It has been established as a school that promotes cooperative teaching between classroom and parent co-teachers. CCA allows home-school students exposure to group educational environments and peer-group interaction. CCA is designed for families that want the benefits of home schooling, while drawing from the educational resources of an established school. Our classroom teachers plan lessons for four core subjects (math, science, language arts, and history). We also include Bible, Worship Arts, and Media for each grade. On home-study days, the parent co-teacher follows the classroom teacher's lesson plans. The parent co-teacher also provides instruction in areas such as foreign languages, religion, computer science, art, music, physical education, etc. Learning is approached as both exciting and hard work. CCA strives to promote excellence in academics through strong teaching, challenging curriculum, and high standards of achievement. Our school recognizes that each student is uniquely equipped by God with differing strengths, talents, and needs. CCA seeks to encourage each child to reach his or her fullest potential "as unto the Lord". Contact Shannon Klenkel at 986-9823 Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 8:15-1:35, or visit our website more information.

Dayspring
We have a small co-op through our church, Dayspring, on Callahan Dr. We have grades K-4 - 12th grades. We meet 4 days per week.

The EDGE-K-12- Seymour
The EDGE group of Seymour is a Christian homeschool group. EDGE stands for Empowering Disciples through Godly Education. The EDGE endeavors to be a little different than most co-ops.We strive to be about ministry, relationships, and to reflect the true meaning of "Co-op"! 
Contact: Christa

EPIC, or Eternal Praise in Christ, is a co-op/homeschooling support group in Campbell County, TN. We meet twice a month for enrichment classes and fellowship. If you are interested you may visit our website at or email us.

Funtastic Fridays Home School Co-Op
Located on the east side of Knoxville, 1 mile from Knoxville Center Mall. Co-op meets on Fridays for two semesters of 13 weeks each. Christian-based. 
Contact funtasticfridays@comcast.net 

Generation Reformation
The Reformation was spiritual and political. Because mankind was finally able to read the Living Word of our Creator and Redeemer for themselves and apply the truths found therein, immeasurable changes were birthed, changes that altered the world. Christians changed the face of politics and government as well as procuring the right to worship Jesus in freedom and truth. America needs reformation. We are not raising Generation X. We are raising Generation Reformation.

The mission of this co-op is to provide an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere for like-minded mothers to assist and encourage one another in our homeshcooling endeavor. We desire to come together in the training and equipping of our children with a Christian worldview, to live for the glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to excel academically so they are able to undertake whatever the Lord has willed for their lives.

Our time together at co-op is meant to be valuable and beneficial, not wasteful. We do want the children to strive for academic excellence and work hard. However, we want to be flexible enough that each of us has the liberty to live our lives with the priorities of God first, family second and homeschooling last.

We meet at The First Presbyterian Church in Greenback on Tuesdays. We are convenient to Lenoir City and south Blount County. We might be called a “mom school,” which is a group of moms that sees the needs of their children and then sets about to fill those needs in the best way possible. We do work hard, but we are having a good time along the way. We tend to like Apologia and Institute for Excellence in Writing and employ a living books approach. This year the pastor is teaching us how to play chess and the kids are loving every minute of it. Please feel free to check us out!

Contact: Lara (Nikki) Ramsey 865-748-1100

Helping Hands Enrichment
Helping Hands Enrichment is dedicated to helping parents educate their children for the Lord. We as parents are commanded in Deuteronomy 6 to teach God's commandments to our children. Psalms 78:3 tells children to "Listen to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching." As Christian parents strive to obey the commands of our Lord, sometimes they need a hand. Helping Hands Enrichment is here to provide that hand.
Contact: Jodie Moore, 865-982-9479

Home Educators Association of the Cumberlands
We are a non-denominational, Christian co-operative group that is seeking to provide enrichment and encouragement to home school families in the Cumberland County area. Our goal is to provide enrichment classes, activities and programs to develop godly characteristics in our children, and to provide a network of support for the family. By drawing on our combined strengths and working together as a co-op, we will strive to keep costs at a minimum so that more families can enjoy the benefits of a home schooling support group. All parents will be expected to teach and/or participate in the co-op. We will all need to work together for this co-op to be a success.
Contact: Melissa, 931-459-2325

Lenoir City - K12 - Crossroads
Contact: Drew, 865-986-9823

Masters Monday
This is a Christian co-op for grades 6-12.

Morristown - K12 - Five Rivers
Contact: Donna, 423-587-6450

Quest Academy
Quest Academy was started in 2005 and offers academic and enrichment classes for all ages, PreK-12th grade. We meet in Lenoir City (about 15 mins. from the Turkey Creek shopping area). Our rates are very affordable and we even serve a hot lunch. The hours we meet are from 10am-3:30pm. High School classes start at 9am.
A few other things we offer are field trips, yearbooks, graduation ceremonies for Kindergarten and HS, Parents' Night Out, Parent Appreciation Luncheon, four dances throughout the year for MS and HS and then Prom for HS students in May. Some of our most memorable field trips have been to Nashville to see the Parthenon and the Hermitage, Atlanta, GA Aquarium, Chattanooga Rock City and Ruby Falls, Washington, DC, and even a trip to Italy!!!
Our co-op serves families from many surrounding areas such as Maryville, Loudon, Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Harriman. I hope you take the time to check out our website. Contact me, Patty Leach, at 865/604-2070 or via Quest email or personal email.
Quest Academy of the ARTs was started in 2011 and offers enrichment classes one day a week. Our past classes have included cooking, drama, ceramics, photography, and music. This fall we will be offering movie making and puppet making. T-shirt quilts and duct tape clothing/art are on the list for our spring session. Classes are on Fridays and go from 10:30-2:00pm. You can get to our website by going to our co-op website and clicking on the link at the bottom left corner of the page.

River's Edge Christian Academy (formerly Christian Family Cooperative) - West Knoxville
River's Edge Christian Academy offers a unique and effective approach to education which blends the concept of home schooling with a traditional Christian education. Together, the classroom teacher and the teacher at home can provide the opportunity for the student to grow and learn under the best conditions. Since you, as a parent, have an intimate knowledge of your child’s specific needs and the ability to work with your child one-on-one, you can be your child’s most effective teacher at home. The classroom teacher also serves an important role by providing a structured approach to learning, making sure all the basics are covered, and providing objective feedback on the student’s progress. By combining our strengths together, we can provide the best possible education for your child. 
Contact: Maynard Nordmoe, 865-693-6779

RCHEA
RCHEA is excited to announce that coming this fall we will be having Co-op classes on Friday's in Harriman at the New Creative Visual and Performing Arts Center located at 426 Ruritan Road. This will be a pay co-op because we will be renting the facilities on Friday's and have a few paid teachers . Our monthly fee will be $30 and there will be fees for some materials and books. During the summer we will be having fund raisers and every family that participates gets a share of the profit to pay for their books or tuition. We still need teachers and volunteers and would love to have you come join in.

Classes Offered
9-12 Anatomy, German, Choir, Geometry, Theatre, Art, English, Christian Drama
6-8 Math, Human Health, Choir, Art, Theatre, English, History, Christian Drama
3-5 Choir, Spanish, Science, Art, Math, History/ Social Studies, English/Grammar, Sign Language
K-2 Choir, Science, Hippos, Spanish, Spelling, Art, Math, Sign Language
Preschool and Babies Choir, Story time, Hippos, Games, Art, Music

Lisa Hively's Writing Classes will be held in the afternoons. Students that wish only to take her class will have a $25 Semester Fee .
 4-6 New writing students (10) 
4-6 New writing students (10) 
4-6 Intermediate Writing

For more information contact:
Carmen Van Horn carmenvh2002@yahoo.com 
Becky Kollett at bkollett@yahoo.com 
Donna Bryson at marykaylady72@yahoo.com 

SailAway® Learning & Academy 
SailAway® Learning & Academy is a faith-based, full-service educational services provider offering turn-key solutions for students, families, teaching organizations and professionals alike. We are a Category IV school and a member of the Tennessee Association of Non-Public Academic Schools. SailAway® Learning & Academy has over 50 years of combined experience in providing unique learning approaches so all students maximize their learning potential through a full range of educational options:

Full-time K-12 Academy with 7:1 student:teacher ratios Homeschool Umbrella Program One-on-One Tutoring for students and adults of all ages ACT®, SAT and Gateway Test Prep Diagnostic Testing & Evaluations Educational Consultations & Curriculum Determinations Educational Training, Workshops & Seminars Distributor of the acclaimed SailAway® Literacy Development program and other resource material

106 Armour Road
Kingston, TN 37763
865.376.7005 

Sweetwater - K10 - Cross Creek
Contact: 423-337-9330

Support and Training for Exceptional Parents

STEP is a statewide family-to-family program in Tennessee, established in 1989 by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of STEP is to support families by providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ( IDEA ) who reside in Tennessee. STEP services are available to any parent or family member of a special education student or a student who may need special help in school (birth through age 22). There is no charge for services to parents. Professionals in the education field are welcome to attend workshops without cost, however there may be a nominal cost for printed materials.

T.E.E. Co-op (TN Educational Enrichment Co-op)
We are an inclusive homeschool co-op where all members' beliefs, racial, and cultural backgrounds are respected. We are a parent's co-op that meets weekly to provide a consistent time and place for homeschool families to learn and play together. The classes foster friendships that are given a chance to flourish through regular field trips and social events.

Classes are taught from a secular viewpoint; offering hands-on, group learning in history, science, creative writing, the arts and more.  The classes have a classical/Charlotte Mason flavor teaching history and science chronologically, keeping the student in touch with nature and providing a literature-rich curriculum. An annual progression through the grades will expose the student to a wide range of topics that are multi-layered in order to build on knowledge without repetition. Peer groups are separated into four main age ranges: 4-5yr olds, 5-6yr olds, 7-9yr olds and 10-13yr olds.

At T.E.E., students are exposed to many cultures, arts, and forms of creativity. We also strive to raise awareness in our students so they can be better stewards of our precious planet.Involvement in our local and global community is encouraged through the classes, as well as the field trips. The hope is that each student will feel "big enough" to make a difference!

Contact:Pascale White

Thursday Connection
We are a Christian home school tutoring program. We believe strongly in the parents' ability to educate their children and wish to enable them in this endeavor. We wish to assist the home school educators, not replace them. We are not, and do not plan to become a school. We wish to minister to the parent and the child through these years of their lives. We welcome non-Christian families into our cooperative who are willing to follow our guidelines. We do not require families to sign a statement of faith. Our classes are held on Thursdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Trinity Homeschool Co-Op
Harriman - K12
Contact: Timothy, 865-882-1641

Wednesdays at Deane Hill

* To sign up: Read the Parent agreement below and begin your email stating that you read it. Send me an email  of the class you would like to register for.
Include your name, child name and age, home and cell phone numbers.
I will confirm and then you will need to send in your material fee payments made payable to each teacher.
If material fees are note receives your spot will be lost and offered to others. Fees are non-refundable.
ALL classes (except PE) have a monthly fee of $10 per student per class due the 1st of each month Sept-May.
These checks will be given to each teacher.

Parent Agreement: This is not a formal co-op. We are just a bunch of mom's getting together to provide opportunities for our kids. Parents are responsible for their children while they are at Deane Hill. Behavior problems will be brought to your attention. If the problem is not handled then you will be dropped from the program. If you choose to leave the premises you must sign out and pay a $5 fee per day. Never just leave your children. Teens who are driving themselves need to check in with me upon arriving, their fee is $1 per day.

Class material fees are non-refundable. All material fees are given to Penelope but written individually to the teachers. Monthly fees are due the first of each month starting in September. Late fee is $5 per week. If you are paying in cash please have it in a marked envelope. Monthly fees are non-refundable or adjustable. From time to time we are forced to cancel class at the spur of the moment (weather). Any cancellations will be posted on the KidClub2 email list, be sure that you are a member and check the email. You can sign up for this email list by sending an email to Kidsclub2-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. If Knox County schools are cancelled so are the classes for the day.

Being on time is very important. It disturbs the whole flow of the class when students come in late. Be aware that classes are going on all over the rec. center. Do your best not to disturb classes, especially those in the foyer. If you are not in a class in the foyer, please do not be there. You are welcome to sit on the bleachers. If you are late picking up the fee is $5 for each 10 minutes you are late.
Dress Code: Tennis shoes for PE. Shorts must be mid-thigh level. No bellies, bottoms or breast showing. No PJ pants, baggy clothing or offensive product advertising on clothing.

Virtual Homeschool Group

This is not an area co-op but is an online virtual co-op. Classes are free, but donations are encouraged.