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Helpful Links

Texas Home School Coalition (THSC)
Texas Home School Coalition, Inc., is the state support organization. It's mission is to serve and inform the home school community and promote home education in Texas. THSC defends, protects and promotes home schooling and parental rights to home educate in Texas. THSC offers legal assistance for its members. There is a $20 discount for your THSC membership when you are a member of Centex Christian Homeschool.
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed
CenTex Chargers Homeschool Sports Association
Sports association for homeschoolers. Offers tackle football, baseball, track, volleyball, etc.
Local Curriculum Based Classes
Classical Conversations
Classical Conversations combines classical style learning with a biblical worldview. There are currently four different groups that meet in the area.
Providence Preparatory School
Providence is a Christian School committed to partnering with families in providing a Christian, college-preparatory education. The school has three core distinctives: Christian perspective, Classical approach & University-style schedule.
One Day Academy- Temple Campus
One Day Academy exists to:
Strengthen parents in training, mentoring, and discipling their own children
Promote a safe environment where learning is encouraged and Godly character is admired
Equip students for college-level academics and expectations
Model Christ’s example to young people through our teachers, administrators, and church staff
Offer friendship, guidance, and support through communities of like-minded individuals and families
Local Enrichment Classes
Academie Musique of Central Texas
Music Opportunities for students: orchestra, choir, Kindermusick for babies and preschoolers, and private lessons in piano, voice, strings, guitar, and other instruments. Located at 317 N. 1st Street, Temple.
(254) 228-0691
Dyslexia Tutor
Dorcas Weir, M. Ed., a dyslexia specialist and TX certified Master Reading Teacher, offers one-on-one tutoring for reading, using the Barton Reading & Spelling System (www.BartonReading.com), in the Belton/Temple area. This is individualized, multi-sensory tutoring.
www.BluebonnetTutoring.com BluebonnetTutoring@gmail.com
Curriculum & Supplies
American Science & Surplus
Tons of great science supplies, and just plain cool stuff. Check out the "Must Go" tab for some really great deals!
High School Plans & Records
T is for Transcripts
This is a blog with tons of information and links to free resources to help you design a transcript.
Cap & Gown Direct
Cap And Gown Direct
One Stop Shopping Under One Roof
Standardized Testing
STAAR Released Test Questions
TEA releases two types of test questions for the STAAR test - sample questions and test forms. Sample test questions are small subsets of test questions released from the STAAR test banks. These test questions may have been previously administered to Texas students.
Stanford 10 Onlline
The Stanford 10 Online Achievement Test (SAT 10) is the ONLINE version of the Stanford 10, normed in 2007. This nationally normed, standardized achievement test is done online from your computer at a mutually agreed upon time. The Stanford is an untimed, multiple choice assessment that follows an easy-hard-easy question format where items are arranged to facilitate student engagement and test completion. A Lexile® Measurement is included with the Full Battery.
Homeschool Testing Information
Subject Links (Math, History, Science, Spelling, etc.)
Science: Earth System Science Collection
The Eartch System Science Collection is a collection of PBS educational videos about earth systems. The are free to view online.
Texas History Challenge
Texas History online challenge quiz. Fun! Can be played by students and adults.