Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ
page). Below, we have tried to answer the most
common questions visitors to this our Web site may
have. If you find that your question is not answered
on this page, please email us by going to the
Contact Us page.
- Is it legal to home school my children?
- Yes, a home school is considered a private school under Texas law.
Additional information is available at the Texas Home School Coalition
"Is it Legal".
- Do I have to have a teaching degree to home
- No, there is no teaching degree or certificate required.
Additional reading on this subject is provided at the Home School Legal
Defense Association in an article entitled
"The Myth of Teacher Qualifications"or
in the FAQ section in the
About section of HSLDA's website.
This is also written up at The
Homeschool Advocate website as a
myth of homeshooling.
- Do I have to do progress reports to the
state of Texas?
- No, The state of Texas does not
require that progress reports be turned
in to anyone. The court case that
established the rights of homeschoolers
does state; however, you must pursue a
curriculum in a bona fide, not a sham,
manner. There is a good deal more
reading on this at the Texas Home School
Coalition website in the
Homeschooling in Texas section.
- My child was/is in public school, do I have
to notify the school that I am withdrawing my
- Yes, you will need to provide a written withdrawal notice to the school district
superintendent or school principal. More information is provided at the Texas
Home School Coalition web site regarding
How to Begin.
- Does my child have to take the Texas Education Agency tests?
- No, a home school is considered a private school under Texas law.
- Will my children be sheltered from other child and become antisocial?
- No, there is plenty of opportunity for your child to interact with other children
and adults. The Home School Advocate website provides some additional
reading that debunks this myth of Anti Social behavior
Even students in Public schools can develop anti social behavior.
- Will I be successful?
- The probability is very good. You
are the most motivated person about your
child’s education success. If you have
been coaching your child in how to do
their homework then you have already
taken a step toward home schooling.
If you have not read the Home School
Advocate page regarding
"Parent's Aren't Qualified to Teach
Their Children" we strongly
- Is homeschooling for everybody?