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Texas Home School Coalition
THSCA

MEMBER DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR GCE MEMBERS!

This site can help you with many homeschooling questions you may have and they offer legal assistance and much more to their members. Membership does give the member certain benefits, including access to home school ID's, report cards, transcripts, diplomas, and more. Membership also helps protect our home school freedoms for fellow Texans! You don't have to be a member to join their database and receive important updates pertinent to homeschooling. Grace Christian Educators encourages every family that home schools in Texas to join, as THSC is always keeping a close eye on legislation and policies that help us maintain our freedoms in the great state of Texas!

Don't forget to use your discount code for a $20 membership discount, as part of GCE. The discount code is found in our member forums for logged in members.
THSC Capitol Days
THSC Capitol Days is the ultimate hands-on experience in state government and a valuable tool for lobbying the Texas Legislature on current issues of importance. Students and families meet in Austin for activities and training in the legislative process. In the morning session, they will learn about current pending legislation important to Texas home schoolers. After lunch, attendees will reconvene, divide into teams, and spend the afternoon at the Texas State Capitol delivering provided packets and lobbying the home school position to legislators and their staffs.
Home School Legal Defense Association
Legal questions - nationwide homeschooling helps
Study Helps
Project Gutenberg - Free E-Books
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College
Dallas Baptist University Patriot Previews
The “Patriot Preview” is designed to give prospective students and families a taste of life on campus to help them decide if DBU is the right place for them! This is an all-inclusive day for prospective students and their parents to experience life at DBU
College Board
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.
The Christian Connector
For around 20 years The Christian Connector has been providing free Christian college information to students and their families. We work with about 75 different Christian colleges each year, providing a "connection" point between students seeking Christian college information and the Christ-centered schools. Students who sign up for our free Christian College Information Service will receive information from a variety of Christian colleges throughout the year. Whether you are looking for a school close to your home, or on the other side of the country, The Christian Connector can help! We hope you'll take advantage of all of the free resources we have to offer. By taking advantage of the Christian college information service, you are also entered in the $2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing. The variety of programs, majors, and options you'll find at today's Christian college campuses can provide exciting and challenging opportunities for your college career.
Every Chance Every Texan
Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board
The Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board consists of seven members. The Board is chaired by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar and includes two other members appointed by the Governor and four members appointed by the Lt. Governor (the House Speaker submits the names of two persons to the Lt. Governor). By law, these board members must have experience in higher education, business or finance.

Also visit this page: http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/about/scholars/
What Will They Learn
ACTA has launched this free, online college guide to cut through the verbiage of college catalogs and show what really matters: what students will be expected to learn. Especially in this era of rising tuition and uncertain economic prospects, we hope our findings will help students and parents vote with their wallets—and motivate trustees and alumni to demand more of their institutions.

WhatWillTheyLearn.com bases its ratings on a detailed review of the most recently published college catalogs, as well as other publicly-available information on the institution's core courses. It is the goal of the What Will They Learn?™ project to maintain scrupulous accuracy in its evaluation of curricula, consistent with our criteria (viewable here). Our ongoing review of policies includes convening panels of scholars to advise What Will They Learn?™ on its rating criteria
ACT
What ACT Does
Most people know us for the ACT test, but that's just one aspect of our work.

It’s a fact that more than 1.8 million graduates have taken the ACT® each year—making us the leading US college admissions testing company. We also serve millions of job seekers, businesses, government agencies, and policymakers around the world.
ASVAB
The ASVAB is a nationally-normed, multi-aptitude test battery that has been provided to high schools and post-secondary schools since 1968.

The ASVAB was developed by the U.S. Department of Defense. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program was developed with input from a panel of career development experts and designed to encourage students to increase their level of self-knowledge and to understand how that information could be linked to civilian and military occupational characteristics.

The ASVAB Program recently was re-designed to be helpful to virtually all students, whether they are planning on immediate employment after high school in civilian or military occupations, or further education at a university, community college, or vocational institution.

Click on the links on the right to learn more.
SAT
The Basics
There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics and science. See the subjects.
Each Subject Test is an hour long. They are all multiple-choice and scored on a 200–800 scale.
Subject Tests test you on your knowledge of subjects on a high school level. The best way to prepare is to take the relevant courses and work hard in them.
Conventions
Annual THSC Convention
This convention helps equip both new and veteran home school families with curriculum resources and providers, fabulous home school speakers, and so much more!

Current THSC members receive free entrance to the convention (Arlington or The Woodlands).
Local Events
Johnson County Homeschool Prom
GCE students usually attend the prom, which is sponsored by a neighboring home school co-op: CHE - Christian Home Educators. CHE partners with nearby home school groups to make this prom open to their students, ages 14-18.
HEART of TX Home School College Night
HEART of Texas is a regional group that hosts an annual college night for area home school families.
Free / Low Cost Activities
Alvarado Parks (including Parkway Park)
The City of Alvarado is dedicated to providing clean and accessible open spaces for citizens to enjoy. The City is led by the direction of citizens serving on the Parks Board.

Currently the City Parks system includes Parkway Park, Moore Park, and Lake Park. Parks slated for development include Heritage Park, Stonegate Park, and Baugh Street Park(name to be determined).
Alvarado Public Library
Library is located at: 210 N. Baugh St., Alvarado, Texas 76009-3900
Hulen Park Cleburne
Features
• Baseball / Softball Field
• Basketball Court
• Benches
• Bleachers
• Covered Areas
• Parking
• Pavilion
• Picnic Areas
• Picnic Table(s)
• Playground
• Restrooms
• Slide
• Swings
• Walking Track
See "Don Moore Field" for more information about the Softball/Baseball Field at Hulen Park.

The Heritage Pavilion, Kimbro Heritage Pavilion, and the Heritage Gazebo are available for your special event - birthday party, family reunion, baby shower, and more. Call in advance to make your reservation. (Please note that there will be no reservations from the end of October through the beginning of January for Whistle Stop Christmas).

Whistle Stop Lights In The Park will begin on November 25th and run through December 31st.
Burleson Public Library
Library is located at: 248 SW Johnson Avenue, Burleson, TX 76028-4296
Cedar Ridge Preserve
At an elevation of 755 feet, Cedar Ridge Preserve (formerly the Dallas Nature Center) is a slice of the hill country just 20 minutes from downtown Dallas. Cedar Ridge Preserve is a natural habitat of 600 acres featuring about 9 miles of trails, native trees, grasses and wildflowers, butterfly gardens, limited picnic areas and wild mammals, birds, insects and reptiles. CRP has been managed by Audubon Dallas since April 2003 by charter from the Dallas County Park & Open Space Program and the City of Dallas.

Please make a donation of $3.00 or more each time you visit. You will find the donation box at the entrance near the Education Building. We appreciate your support!

Please be aware that wheeled vehicles of ALL types, including bicycles, are prohibited on the trails. NOTE: CRP cannot accommodate large groups because there are not a lot of seating, tables, or other picnic equipment.
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in Texas, is a lush 110-acre tapestry of dappled shade and vibrant splashes of color. A peaceful haven nestled in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the Garden is home to over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants that flourish in its 23 specialty gardens.
Used Curriculum
Homeschool Classifieds
A site where private homeschoolers can offer their materials for sale. This site is not affiliated with GCE