The only requirements to legally homeschool in Texas are that:
The instruction must be bona fide (i.e. not a sham);
The curriculum must be in visual form (e.g. books, workbooks, video monitor);
The curriculum must include the basic subjects of reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics and good citizenship.
Your child may also be taught in another family’s home or you may use a tutor for instruction.
The courts have determined that Texas homeschools are private schools for the purpose of compulsory attendance. Therefore, homeschools are not regulated, do not require teacher certification or third-party curriculum approval and are exempt from compulsory attendance laws.
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There are many different types of curriculum to meet the needs of your family and individual students. THSC does not endorse specific curriculum providers or types of curriculum. You may choose to mix and match from different curriculum providers to cover the five basic subjects.
If you’re a THSC member, you have access to six weeks of K-12 curriculum for free! This can help you start and give you time to figure out what curriculum you’d like to use long-term.
You are not legally required to register with your local school district or receive their permission to homeschool, but you must withdraw your child from public school if your child is already enrolled.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires you to specify the date that you will begin homeschooling in order to withdraw your child from public school.
THSC’s customer relations team is here to answer your questions should you experience difficulty in withdrawing your child from public school and intervene on behalf of THSC members.