Texas Homeschool

Texas Homeschool Attendance Ages:  Children that turn 6 years old of the current school year are eligible to enroll into a homeschool program within the state of Texas.  Students are eligible for homeschool up until they turn 18 or graduate high school. 

Texas Homeschool Required Days of Instruction: Texas requires all homeschool students to receive the same education instruction days as public school students.  All students must have at least 180 days of instruction.

Texas Homeschool Required Subjects: Homeschool students in Texas must complete the following required subjects:
Good citizenship, math, reading, spelling and grammar.
Texas Homeschool eligibility

Any child who attends a private or parochial school that includes in its course a study of good citizenship is exempt from the requirements of compulsory attendance.

Homeschools do not have to initiate contact with a school district, submit to home visits, have curriculum approved or have any specific teacher certification. Homeschools need only have a written curriculum, conduct it in a bona fide manner and teach math, reading, spelling, grammar, and good citizenship.

Texas Homeschool Standardized Testing

Texas does not have a standardized test that homeschool students are required to complete.

Homeschool Students Enrolling in Public Schools

The State of Texas does not award a diploma to students that are home schooled.  In the event a home-schooled student wishes to enter a public school, most districts have policies and procedures in place to assess the mastery level of courses that students in home schools have taken.  The results of the assessment may be used for grade placement and/or award of credit.

Texas State Homeschool Standards

Parents that plan to teach their children in homeschool must realize that there isn't a planned curriculum that the state of Texas provides.  Parents must create their own curriculum and should base their lessons on the Texas state education standards (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).  Textbooks and other instructional materials are then written for children based on those standards.  There are many homeschool resources available online that can help you prepare for your lessons and teachings.

Homeschool Student Textbooks and Learning Supplies

Children that are considered homeschool are ineligible to receive any state funding to purchase school textbooks and learning supplies.  All costs come out of pocket by the parents.  Teaching resources are made available online through many homeschool websites.