Texas Homeschool Legal Requirements

Texas Homeschooling Legal Requirements

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Below is a quick reference guide on the homeschooling requirements for the state of Texas. For more information on the legal requirements visit the HSLDA Texas page.

Texas residents have two requirements per the HSLDA:

1. Teach the required subjects.

The required subjects are: math, reading, spelling and grammar, and a course in good citizenship. Although science and history are not required by state law, any college your student applies to will require them for admittance, so you’ll want to make sure to teach those too.

2. Use a written curriculum.

The private school law as interpreted by the Texas Supreme Court requires that you use some form of written curriculum (online programs meet this requirement) and that you operate your homeschool in a “bona fide” manner.

Visit the HSLDA Texas page for more information on homeschooling in Texas.

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