If we want to Homeschool in Houston, where do we even start?

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This is a question I get a lot… and I would also like to know the answer!  Fortunately the BigKidSmallCity.com community is full of experts that are nice enough to share their knowledge!  Below are resources to get you started with Homeschooling in Houston.

Thanks to Amy H, Kimberly R, Pat S, Nicole W, Kyla H, Sarah C!

  • A great place to start is with the Texas Home School Coalition.  You can learn about the laws and watch a series of videos on what to consider before homeschooling, and how to start.  There are also a couple THSC Homeschool Conventions coming up.
  • Find a Homeschooling Group in your area.  They are a huge source of information and resources.  Some suggestions:
  • Private Co-Ops allow kids to attend a “school” a couple days a week and to teach at home the rest of the week.  One recommendation is to find your own groove with homeschooling first before committing to a co-op.
  • For more information on curriculums, check out 102 Homeschool Curriculums to help match your teaching style to your child’s learning styles.

Comments

  1. I am new to Crosby Texas and I have a very smart 4 yr old boy.
    I was wondering were I could get some resources about homeschooling in my area .
    Thank you

    • Jill Jarvis says:

      Kim –

      I think the Texas Home School Coalition is a good place to start. I’ll ask the group for more ideas in the Crosby area too.

      Jill

    • Baytown Secular Homeschoolers Chat on FB. There’s a co-op too, find out more about it there.
      Also, Houston Freethinking Homeschoolers’ name has been changed to Houston Secular Homeschoolers. Check us out!!

  2. Another useful resource is http://houston.areahomeschoolclasses.com, which lists various co-ops, classes, and programs for homeschool families in the Houston area.

  3. Jill,

    I noticed your post. I applaud you for learning about home school curriculum and support groups. You probably have a good idea about Texas requirements for homeschooling by now. I know several families who home school in this city. I thought this site would be helpful http://www.a2zhomeschooling.com for someone new. It is the list of groups in Houston by area.

    Anna Pizana
    Founder & President
    WeTestKids.com
    http://WeTestKids.com

  4. Cleopatra scales says:

    I’m trying to find a home school cause behind in school he 17 in the 9th grade

  5. Jube Dankworth says:

    There is another resource for everything homeschool and Houston: Greater Houston Area Home Educators,
    http://g-hah.org
    https://www.facebook.com/GHAH.FB
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GreaterHoustonAreaHomeEducators/

  6. Hi Jill!

    Some of these are fantastic resources and I love the site! I did notice a reply to one of the comments above and needed to respond.

    I’d stay clear of Spenwicke Sciences. The owner, Leslie Spenwick, was fired from her previous teach job at Clifton Middle School having an inappropriate relationship with a male 8th grade student. There are also charges of theft that occurred at Frostwood Middle School where her children previously attended. Furthermore, the profile of the aforementioned comment is under the name “George Benckenstein” which is Leslie’s ex-husbands name but the picture is definitely her. She stole his online profiles to slander him across the internet during their divorce. Her name was Leslie Benckenstein but I guess she changed it after all this.

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