If you are in a divorce/custody situation, there are actions you can take to promote and protect your ability to home school.
To Avoid Court Proceedings
- Work out educational decisions for your child with your former spouse rather than leave them in the hands of a judge to decide what is best.
- Win the non-custodial parent’s support by providing home school success rates and related information.
- Share curriculum options with the non-custodial parent, allowing him/her to remain a part of the educational process of your child(ren).
- Provide to the non-custodial parent annual third-party academic testing.
When Court Proceedings Are Unavoidable
- Find a competent family law attorney who supports home schooling.
- Offer expert witnesses who validate home schooling.
- View a listing of pro-home schooling experts in Texas.
- Offer character witnesses who know you and who can testify to your ability and commitment to the children and to your success in teaching them at home.
- When a psychological evaluation is required, or the non-custodial parent’s attorneys are pursuing such evaluation, find your own pro-home schooling psychologist to perform an evaluation for you.
- Have a third party perform annual academic testing of your children to secure a record of academic progress.