Kingsport Area Christian Home Education Association

Kingsport, TN - Last updated: 09/06/2023

KACHEA (kah-chee-ah) - Together since 1991, our purpose is to glorify God by encouraging and assisting parents who choose to educate their children at home. Made up of over 200 families from northeastern TN and southwestern VA, KACHEA offers sports teams, co-op, field trips, activities, yearbook, graduations, and more. We also offer support (by way of information) for legal homeschooling. 

Announcements and Upcoming Events
(Details in Events or Sports links above)

2023-2024 Basketball Schedule:


KACHEA Spring Formal, Friday April 19th, 2024- Registration now closed! *This year, we are sending out a special invitation to the KACHEA alumni! This will be a wonderful opportunity to re-connect and enjoy a grand evening with old classmates! Please see events page for details.

2024 KACHEA TRACK- The Homeschool Track Championship is scheduled for May 4th at Central Middle School, (previously Central High School), Blountville, TN. *HOSTED BY KACHEA TRACK *ELECTRONIC TIMED *REGISTRATION OPEN TO ALL HOMESCHOOLERS. PLEASE CONTACT BILL MCSPADDEN FOR MORE DETAILS. 

BILL MCSPADDEN- 423-765-7189

2024-2025 KACHEA Co-Op: Registration is now OPEN 

For more information, please see: kacheacoop.com

KACHEA Membership - OPEN Year Round (June 1-May 31.  Yearly membership ends May 31 regardless of when your family joins)

KACHEA Yearbook:  Any pictures regarding student's extracurricular activities may be summited to: Lucy Roller (KACHEA Liberty Yearbook Editor) at kacheayearbook@gmail.com or (423) 534-5333.

2024-25 Girls Volleyball will begin open gyms starting April 23, 2024.  Please see the sports page for more information.

NETHEA Graduation


Northeast Tennessee Home Education Association offers a nice graduation ceremony for homeschooled seniors in this area.  You must be a member to participate and the yearly cost of NETHEA membership is $25.00 ($27 through the website includes a $2.00 service fee) per year.   Register soon to avoid a late fee.   For more information and registration forms,  go to ne-tnhea.org.   For questions not answered on the website, you may contact Amy Ramey at coordinator@ne-tnhea.org.

Northeast Tennessee Home Education Association (NETHEA) diligently works to keep homeschooling legal in the state of Tennessee.
 NETHEA assists homeschool families throughout their homeschool journey, while facilitating an excellent graduation ceremony for seniors.
For more information, please contact:
Michael and Amy Ramey at:

KACHEA Membership

Unless otherwise noted, participation in KACHEA sponsored sports/events requires membership.

In order to accommodate each homeschool family's interest(s), registration for 2023-2024 KACHEA membership remains open throughout the school year. However, this membership can not be applied to the succeeding school year, regardless of the date/time that membership begins.  To become a current member, paperwork (can be filled out online or printed and sent by mail) and payment (either by PayPal or check) must both be received.  Membership runs from June 1st to May 31st of each year paid.

Included in membership is a discount code for HSLDA, as well as a directory of member-owned businesses. For more information, please follow the links above or contact: Janelle Sellner at kachea@ymail.com.