How to Start Homeschooling in Texas
As a result of COVID-19, homeschooling is on the rise. For some, this is a short-term arrangement, and others have discovered that homeschooling is perfect for their family. In case you don’t know, homeschooling is simply the practice of educating your kids from home. Some families choose to collaborate through homeschooling cooperatives and extracurricular leagues to enrich the home school experience.
Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. When exploring the homeschooling route, please be aware that the laws and policies that govern homeschooling differ by state. If you wonder if homeschooling is a good fit for your family, you probably have questions about how to begin the process and what resources are available. Because of this, we created a series entitled, How to Start Homeschooling. In each installment, we will discuss homeschooling rules and resources for each state. In today’s installment, we will discuss homeschooling in Texas.
What you need to know:
- Texas Homeschool Law does not require that you submit a notice to your school that you are homeschooling.
- If you need to remove your kid, submit a withdrawal letter, and contact them to remove your kid before homeschooling officially.
- There are no particular requirements for teachers.
- There are no minimum hours per day that your kid must attend homeschooling.
- There are five required academic subjects: Math, spelling, grammar, and reading.
- The state of Texas does not require you to keep records of your homeschooling, but it is encouraged.
- Homeschool learners are not required to participate in yearly testing.
- If you re-enroll your kid in a public school, contact your local school to find out their process. They may require testing.
You may also want to check out the Texas Education Agency’s Homeschooling page, the Texas Homeschool Coalition, the Home School Legal Defense Association – Texas, and the Arlington Association of Home Educators.