State Requirements

Texas State Law Requirements Regarding Home Schooling

To home school legally in Texas, you must follow three state law requirements:

  • The instruction must be bona fide (i.e., not a sham).
  • The curriculum must be in visual form (e.g., books, workbooks, video monitor).
  • The curriculum must include the five basic subjects of reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics, and good citizenship.

How Free Are We to Home School in Texas?

We’re proud to say we’re Americans ’cause at least we know we’re ‘free’. But how free are we to teach our own children? Join the Texas Home School Coalition as they take a critical look at how some states treat their home schoolers more like criminals than like citizens.

In this comparison of the home school laws in different states we’ll learn why people love to say they home school in Texas, where people are free.

Additional Information

See the excerpt from the law that allows home schooling in Texas.

See what directives Texas government agencies have been given regarding home schoolers.

Visit our Record Keeping page for more information regarding high school transcripts.

For college admissions, home schoolers are required to successfully complete the recommended or advanced (distinguished) high school program. If your student is considering attending a college or university, check out our  After Graduation pages for information on college admissions, scholarship information, and more.