Good Citizenship Program

This is a program created by THSC to recognize home school students who participate in good citizenship activities.

Good Citizenship Program Reporting Form

Program Requirements

  • Complete 40 hours of volunteer work in the following areas:
    • Voter Registration
    • Campaign Process
    • Political Party Process
    • Legislative Process
  • Hours for the previous year must be submitted to THSC by March 15, 2014

Program Benefits

  • Receive the THSC Good Citizenship Certificate
  • Be entered into the competition for THSC’s Good Citizenship Awards, with each Award recipient to be recognized at the THSC Annual Gala and Fundraiser in April.

Alamo Award

New voters can be registered most easily when an adult becomes a deputy voter registrar. The parent or support group member can then work with home school students as a deputy voter registrar to take voter registration cards to people, who then fill them in and return them to the deputy voter registrar. These completed cards will then be delivered by the deputy voter registrar to the voter registrar of the county.

Home school students can use support group meetings, church meetings, and other gatherings to register new voters. Deputy voter registrars will be responsible for documenting the number of hours completed by home school students in this area for credit toward the THSC Good Citizenship Certificate. In addition, THSC will award the Alamo Good Citizenship Award to the student who registers the most new voters in Texas for each year.

Ranger Award

Credit for the Good Citizenship Certificate may also be earned by volunteer work in the campaign process of candidates for public office. Any local, state, or federal campaign qualifies for this effort. Campaign officials are responsible for documenting the number of hours completed by home school students in this area for credit toward the THSC Good Citizenship Certificate. In addition, THSC will award the Ranger Good Citizenship Award to the student with the most hours of volunteer work in political campaigns.

Lone Star Award

Home school students may earn credit for good citizenship in the political party process by volunteering to help at precinct, county/senatorial, or state conventions or at other political party functions of their chosen political party. Political party officers are responsible for documenting the number of hours completed by home school students in this area for credit toward the THSC Good Citizenship Certificate. In addition, THSC will award the Lone Star Good Citizenship Award to the home school student with the most hours in the category of the political party process in Texas.

Republic Award

Credit for this certificate may also be earned by students who are involved in the legislative process at any local, state, or federal level. Time spent working for or against any particular political issue qualifies. Parents or leaders of any group working on such issues are responsible for documenting the number of hours completed by home school students in this area for credit toward the THSC Good Citizenship Certificate. In addition, THSC will award the Republic Good Citizenship Award to the home school student with the most hours each year in the category of the legislative process.