Home schools in Texas have been determined by Texas courts to be private schools, and private schools are not regulated by the state of Texas.
The law in Texas is one of the most favorable for home educators in the United States, and here people are free to determine the course of their children’s education. Texas leads the nation in the number of families who home school. We estimate that more than 120,000 families in the state have chosen this tutorial method of education and that more 300,000 children are being taught at home.
What you need to know:
- State Requirements
Discover what the law in Texas requires of those who choose to home school.
Read an account of the history of home schooling in Texas.
- Legal Problems
Find helpful information for dealing with various legal issues that can arise concerning home schoolers.
- For State and Local Officials
If you are a state or local official, get answers to your home schooling questions.
7 Easy Steps to Begin Home Schooling
- Watch our Orientation Videos.
These videos will answer many of your questions and help you start off on the right foot.
- Become Familiar with the Law.
Understand what is—and what isn’t—legally required for your home school.
- Join THSC.
Learn how THSC serves home schoolers and how to take advantage of membership benefits.
- Find a Local Support Group.
Connections with other home schoolers provide important information, ideas, activities, and many times much-needed advice and encouragement.
- Research Curriculum.
Learn about the many options, and narrow down the best curriculum fit for your family.
- Withdraw from Public School.
Learn how to avoid legal problems when disenrolling your children from the public school system.
- Begin Home Schooling.
A few final thoughts before you begin your journey.