THSC organizes various events as a service to the home school community of Texas. These events, listed below, are designed for parents, students, friends, supporters, and defenders of the Texas home school movement.
The THSC Convention offers workshops designed to encourage and inspire new or experienced home school parents. A vast amount of curricula and home school helps and amenities are offered in the Exhibit Hall by experienced professionals available to provide needed input. Convention is a great weekend for families, complete with children’s and teen programming and many fun vacation add-ons. Located in the heart of The Woodlands, Texas, it is also ideal for a couple’s or mom’s weekend getaway, with onsite lodging and a myriad of shopping and dining opportunities within walking distance.
The purpose of the THSC Gala is to spread the vision of THSC and to raise funds to continue the work. Friends and supporters of THSC come together for an elegant dinner and program and recognize the achievements of Texas home school defenders and top achievers. The Gala location alternates between major Texas cities annually.
The THSC State Leadership Conference is an event designed for the instruction and encouragement of local home school group leaders so that they, in turn, can build a stronger homeschool community. This conference offers workshops and round table discussions specifically addressing the challenges local leadership.
THSC Capitol Days are the ultimate hands-on experience in state government and a valuable tool in lobbying the legislature on current issues of importance. Students and families meet at the Capitol building in Austin for activities and training in the legislative process and to learn about current pending legislation important to Texas home schoolers. Attendees, divided into teams, spend the afternoon delivering provided packets and lobbying the home school position (discussed in morning sessions) to legislators and their staff.
Responding to the critical need for the legal defense and advocacy of families from false Child Protective Services (CPS) allegations, THSC offers Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars in an effort to build a network of attorneys who are trained and willing to help. THSC offers attorneys FREE registration in exchange for an agreement to handle one pro bono CPS case which is referred by THSC. THSC CLE seminars take place annually in alternating Texas cities.