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 150,000 families in the state have chosen this tutorial method of education and that more 350,000 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
- Join THSC. We believe that families have the God-given right to raise their children. THSC has been serving homeschool families for over 30 years. Learn how a membership can benefit your family and help us continue Keeping Texas Families Free!
- Become familiar with the law. Understand what is—and what isn’t—legally required of homeschoolers
- Withdraw from public school. Learn how to avoid legal problems when disenrolling your children from the public school system.
- Find a local homeschool group. Being connected with other homeschoolers provides important information, ideas and activities in addition to much-needed advice and encouragement.
- Research curriculum. Learn about the many options and narrow down your choices to find the best curriculum for your family.
- Listen to our homeschooling 101 audios. These audios will answer many of your questions and help you get started down the right path.
- Begin homeschooling. How to start homeschooling in Texas, plus a few final thoughts before you begin your journey.