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Information for Texas Homeschooling

Home schools are private schools in Texas (Leeper vs. Arlington ISD); and therefore, are not regulated by the Texas Education Agency. As a result, administrators (parents) of home schools have tremendous flexibility in educating their children and establishing the requirements for graduation. Texas courts have established the following minimum requirements for Texas home schools:

  1. Reading
  2. Mathematics
  3. Grammar
  4. Spelling
  5. Good citizenship

The curriculum / lessons must be in visual form (books, workbooks, videos), and must be pursued in a bona fide manner.  We may use, borrow, or purchase curriculum materials from an outside source or develop a curriculum of our own.  We may also send our children to the homes of other parents for instruction or have tutors come into our homes for all or part of the children’s instruction.

For more details, please visit Texas Home School Coalition’s web site  www.thsc.org and click on “Home Schooling FAQ’s


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

 
THSC
Texas Home School Coalition (THSC)
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THSC is our state support organization, providing legal assistance and information relevant to home schooling in Texas.  They also provide a wide variety of services and resources, including an annual convention, informative handbook, and a free magazine.
To contact THSC, call 806-744-4441 or go to www.thsc.org.
 
FEAST
Family Educators Alliance of South Texas (FEAST)
Our regional homeschool support group.
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Weekly, FEAST offers a curriculum and book store, orientation classes for families new to home schooling, and a wide variety of sport activities for students.  Additionally, FEAST offers a curriculum fair / convention each year in May, and a used book sale in the summer.  Sports include track and field, football, baseball, tennis, volleyball, soccer, cross country, and basketball.  FEAST is located at 25 Burwood in San Antonio.
For more information, call 210-342-4674 or go to www.homeschoolfeast.com.
 
HSLDA
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
Our national homeschool support group.
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HSLDA is a national organization that provides legal assistance and information in the United States and internationally.  HCCH members receive a $20 discount.
Contact info@myhcch.com for the HCCH discount code.
For more information, go to www.hslda.org.
 
NHERI
National Home Education Research Institute
A clearinghouse of research.
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NHERI provides helpful statistical information, particularly for helping skeptical family members understand the strengths of home schooling.
For more information, go to www.nheri.org.
 
SA-HERO
San Antonio Home Education Resource and Opportunities
Providing resources & services beyond the scope of a support group.
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SA-HERO's goal is to act as a referral for individuals new to homeschooling or new to the San Antonio area to the various homeschool groups, providing resources and services that are beyond the scope of any one support group.  Sign up for a free weekly newsletter for San Antonio area homeschooling activities on their website at www.sahero.org/.
 
SAHE
San Antonio Home Education
Your homeschooling guide for the San Antonio area.
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San Antonio Home Education is a comprehensive listing of homeschooling resources in the San Antonio area, including home school school events, support groups, curriculum and co-ops, also offering a free weekly newsletter at www.homeedsa.com.