Texas Laws Regarding Home school

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Many home school parents get the heebie jeebies when they consider the legal implications of home school. Relax. Home school in the State of Texas is completely legal as long as you follow three state law requirements:

  • 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 five basic subjects of reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics, and good citizenship.

The Texas Education Code states, “Home schooled students are exempt from compulsory attendance according to Section 25.086(a)(1) of the Texas education Code because home schools have been determined by Texas courts to be private schools for the purpose of compulsory attendance.” In other words, parents need not worry about visits from the truancy officer as long as they can prove that their school-age children are being legitimately educated.

We want our TAMS and ED to feel comfortable about their decision to home school. We keep meticulous records of your child’s progress while enrolled in our program. From Day 1, we instruct our students to write name, date, and descriptive title on all notes and on every worksheet and lesson they complete. Moreover, all online assignments also keep track of our student’s work and progress.

We applaud the great state of Texas and its willingness to allow parents to make the best academic choice for their children.   If you have questions about our home school program, feel free to contact us by completing the form below. For more detailed information about home schooling your child in Texas visit the Texas Home School Coalition. 

for more informationabout TAMS and Ed Home school, visit us at www.tamsanded.com. We teach tolerance and diversity with hands-on and real-world activities. Our home school is for students who thrive in smaller classroom settings. We teach. We challenge. They learn.   For our students, the world is their classroom.

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