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One Month Left of Public School. We Want To HS NOW can we?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:28 am
by rocky2martin
We have a 7th grade daughter who after we left Louisiana, due to Hurricane Katrina, started public school in Texas. We are not having success at all in Texas. The dramatic experience she had has hurt her mentally and emotionally. We need to pull her out of public school now. Can we start homeschooling her immediatly even though she only has one month left? Thanks for the help to whomever replies.

Re: One Month Left of Public School. We Want To HS NOW...

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:49 am
by Theodore
There are no legal requirements for homeschooling in Texas, other than including reading, spelling, grammar, math, and "good citizenship" in your curriculum.

http://www.thsc.org/about_us/texlaws.asp
http://www.hslda.org/laws/default.asp?State=TX

So you can pull her out immediately. Give her a week or so off to detox from school, and take the time to look at the available options in terms of curriculum, online schools, and homeschool groups in your area.

http://www.home-school.com/groups/TX.html
http://www.home-school.com/mall/curriculum/general.html

Thank you

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:02 pm
by rocky2martin
Thank you for the help.

where are you in TX?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:06 pm
by TXmomof4
Where are you in TX? I'm in Houston.

Good luck.

chanda