by Christina Yeager
Families homeschool their children for various reasons and have been quite successful in doing so! Some feel their child isn't getting an adequate education, perhaps due to distraction. Children all over the world involve themselves in competitive sports, vocational trades and entertainment. These kiddos have an outlet possibly leading them early into lucrative careers. Public school schedules just aren't a good fit. Can you guess what it? Yup! Homeschooling. Each state in the U.S. mandates different rules for teaching children at home. Texas may be one of the few states that gives the most freedom in homeschooling.
Each state is the U.S. has a very specific set of regulations for homeschooling. If you are thinking about teaching your child at home, you'll need to know the ins and outs of what needs to be done beforehand and during. In this series, Homeschooling Regulations by State, we'll explore information to help with the decision, what to do to get started and what to do correctly to continue.
The regulations, laws and suggestions in this post may not reflect the needs for your particular situation. Not all apply to each individual family. To learn more about the laws and regulations in this state on homeschooling, click the link at the end of the post! This will direct you to the states’ Board of Education or government education site.
In the State of Texas, there are no laws set forth for mandatory reporting, testing or record keeping. However, record keeping in way of attendance and progress is always a good idea. It would make re-entering the public school system easier if the need ever arises.
Visit the Texas Education Agency website for more information!
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