|Homeschool Legal & Advocate Groups - State and National|
|Texas Home School Coalition
THSC responds to thousands of telephone calls and e-mails each year from new home educators and people with questions relating to home schooling in Texas. The Coalition also connects people with local and regional support groups in their areas.
|Home School Legal Defense Association
The Home School Legal Defense Association is a non-profit 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.
|Texas Home Educators
The place to start your search for homeschool information.
|San Jac Dual Credit
Want to get a jump-start on your college education? San Jacinto College’s dual credit program may be a good fit for you. Dual Credit is a form of concurrent enrollment that allows a student to take certain courses at San Jacinto College while in high school. By doing this, students can graduate from high school with 24+ hours of college credit! Students can earn even more by taking summer courses.
|ACC (Alvin) Dual Credit
The Dual Enrollment Program provides an opportunity for eligible high school students to enroll in college courses and receive both high school and college credit for the course. While dual enrollment courses are mostly taught on the high school campuses, students can also earn credit on the ACC college campus. The Dual Enrollment Program offers both academic and technical courses. Dual Enrollment academic courses refer to classes that are transferable to Texas public colleges and universities; whereas technical dual enrollment courses are considered highly specialized classes for the workforce. These courses are not guaranteed to transfer to universities, but are applied to Associate of Applied Science Degrees. Students should meet with the department chair to determine which universities accept technical courses.
|HBU (Houston Baptist University) Dual Credit
In keeping with HBU’s 10 Pillars, we offer flexible classical Christian education for dual-credit to High School students through what is often referred to as an Oxbridge model (comprised of seminar classes plus dynamic lectures from first rate HBU faculty). By partnering with schools and homeschooling parents, we provide a way to enrich and empower your student’s education, through your school or at our HBU campus. Mission: To move high school students to think holistically, classically, and, most important, Christianly in order to profess that Jesus Christ is Lord in all spheres of knowledge.
REACH Co-op is a cooperative organization of about 100 homeschool families, located in the Clear Lake area (Southeast Houston), who gather together to share our talents for the benefit for our children. Together we serve to provide a Christian learning environment to supplement our own homeschools from birth through 12th grade.
FAITH is a Christian, academic, full-day, homeschool co-op that meets on Mondays from 9:00 - 3:00 at Clear Lake Baptist Church, on the southeast side of Houston. We have parent taught classes and one parent from each family is asked to teach or assist in a class. We have classes for preschool through 12th grade. The specific classes offered differ by grade level but generally include the core courses. Our preschool classes cover letters, numbers, colors and shapes.
Our Mission: Through the sharing of our members' gifts and talents we strive to provide academic support and enrichment to home school families, which would enhance a parent's efforts to educate their children, by offering quality classes in a Christian environment.
Visit our website at faith-coop.org or email us at email@example.com for more information.
Welcome to EASTs, an inclusive co-operative learning community, offering shared teaching and learning, where an adult from each family contributes by teaching or assisting in classes. Our focus is on the needs of homeschooled tween and teens, and their younger siblings. During the regular school year, we meet once a week on Fridays at St. John's Episcopal Church in La Porte, TX. We also periodically offer Mom's Night Out events, field trips, and other organized social opportunities for our young people.
We are a Christian homeschool partnership meeting on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons providing history, science, music, art, and logic. We exist to partner with parents to make the homeschool experience more enriching for the whole family.
|Bay Area Performing Arts Co-op
Bay Area Performing Arts Co-op was created with a mission to provide comprehensive, high-quality education in choir, band, orchestra, drama, art, piano, music theory, general music and dance for home-educated students in the Houston Bay Area.
Homeschool Instructional Support (H.I.S.) is a co-operative effort among home school parents to provide classes that meet once a week for the purpose of providing instruction in core subject areas as well as supplementary and elective areas. The program has been in existence since 2005. Currently the classes meet at First Baptist Church in Brazoria on Tuesdays from August through May. Assisting families with high school course requirements is the primary reason the co-op was developed. Classes for all ages have always been part of the program to assist teachers and families in areas where they are less confident or where a group setting is more appropriate for learning. Many families have stated that the classes have met an academic need, provided social opportunities, and helped in meeting transcript requirements. All classes within the H.I.S. program are taught with a distinctly Christian worldview.
|Academic & Supplemental Classes|
Classical Conversations communities exist all across the nation (currently with campuses in the Clear Lake, Friendswood, League City, Alvin, La Porte, and Pearland areas) to complement home centered education. Each community meets one day a week during the Fall and Spring semesters. Classes are led by trained parent-tutors who model the classical tools of learning. Our three curriculum programs support K-12. Our programs are Foundations (K-6), Essentials (3-6) and Challenge (7-12).
|Home Education Partnership Texas
The Home Education Partnership of Texas provides educational courses and curriculum, and opportunities for recognition, recreation and achievement to homeschooling students and families. See the website for more information.
|Duke TiP Program
Duke TiP helps gifted students discover their abilities, explore new academic challenges, and celebrate their accomplishments. The Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization that supports academically talented students in grades four through twelve. We offer above-level testing, enrichment resources, year-round learning options, residential summer programs, online courses, and need-based financial aid. We also conduct original research into the needs of gifted students to inform parents and educators. Our programs are designed to challenge gifted students, inspire them to take pride in their abilities, and foster their educational, social, and emotional development.
|BACH - Bay Area Classical Homeschoolers
Bay Area Classical Homeschoolers (BACH) is a cooperative of Christian families using Christian worldview classical curricula in the tri-county area of Southeast Texas including Galveston, Brazoria and Harris counties. Together we enjoy the benefits of a cooperative learning environment that include group skills development, public speaking, projects and crafts, co-op class pictures, and more. Our cooperative also offers to our families the opportunity to fellowship with others who share identical goals for our childrens' spiritual and educational development through homeschooling.
|Catholic Schoolhouse - Clear Lake
Catholic Schoolhouse is a supplemental program designed to help homeschool families enrich their educational experience through a flexible approach to learning inspired by classical elements, presented in a structured environment. Children from 4 years old to 11 years study the same topics in the grammar program, delving deeper into the material as they grow older. The whole family has a place at Catholic Schoolhouse. Dialectic and rhetoric stage students have opportunities for discussion, logic development, and speaking, while staying focused on the fine arts and history time periods of the tour guide to facilitate family cohesiveness. Catholic Schoolhouse is more than a day out of the house; it can help bring structure and cohesiveness to your entire homeschool experience and will bless your family.
|Highlands Latin Cottage School
Highlands Latin Cottage School - Houston is a unique homeschool support program. We offer a teacher-led, traditional classroom experience for homeschool families. Students and teachers gather twice weekly for all course instruction, and lessons and studying are completed during the remainder of the week at home. In addition to presenting a rich educational experience, we seek to foster a sense of community among students and families who value a classical, Christian education.
Students in grades K – 12 will receive instruction in subjects such as Latin, classical studies, literature, composition, and science. We utilize the Memoria Press Curriculum, and classes are led by enthusiastic, knowledgeable teachers. In all that we do, we aim to present the Good, the True, and the Beautiful to students in a way that will guide not only their studies, but also their development as people.
|PHSA - Pearland Home School Alliance
Pearland Home School Academy (PHSA) is a Christ-centered organization dedicated to providing a learning environment full of experience and relationship to supplement and enrich your home educated students. We also seek to share information about home schooling resources and topics of interest with local families and the community.
|Bay Area Homeschool Academy
Bay Area Homeschool Academy exists to be a safe, enriching environment that offers distinguished, outsourced classes to homeschool families as they pursue their unique educational journeys. Our heart is not only to promote and facilitate academic excellence and growth, but also to cultivate and encourage the hearts of students as they develop in Christian character as well. We believe that all children are a gift and want to steward our time with them well, so we can empower them, raising up their hearts and minds, to see them be all that God has created them to be.
|THSG, The Home School Group
THSG, The Home School Group provides quality Christian education to children in a classroom environment. Students are taught by highly qualified teachers using a Bible based curriculum that includes all the core-subjects. Classes are held two or three days a week for students in 1st thru 6th grade. THSG provides the social, moral, and educational environment that helps students thrive, while emphasizing Biblical truths that builds strong character and lasting moral values in our youth. The Home School Group is a partnership between “School and Home.” Everyday life is all about learning!
|Eagle Heights Christian Academy (Pearland)
Eagle Heights Christian Academy now offers A La Carte classes for high school homeschool students.
|Forest Path Academy (at Friendswood Music & More)
Forest Path Academy is a branch of Friendswood Music and More. We are a university-model school, which means students attend classes two or three days and work on assignments the rest of the week. Our goal is to help home-schooling families by creating a team of parent, child, and teacher. We know that every child is different, and parents have differing goals for their children's education. That's why we offer a great deal of flexibility in our program so that you can choose the path that is right for you. Families can choose to use our PATHS program for their complete curriculum or simply select one or two classes. Our classes are hands - on and work for multiple learning types. Please use the links on the left to find out more about the program.
|Armand Bayou Nature Center Classes
Looking for a partner to bring the natural sciences to life for your students? Look no further! ABNC's EcoEducation Programs are exciting and designed to be interactive and hands on. Serving students from preschool through college, these TEKS correlated STEM programs are conducted in the outdoor classroom of unspoiled nature along Armand Bayou, allowing the student to explore and connect with science and nature. Working with an experienced and caring naturalist, your students will be making discoveries in the forest, prairie, pond, bayou and/or our 1895 farm. Our EcoEducation Programs are an Outdoor Adventure in learning! These programs span a variety of unique topics and are not just for school groups. Most can be tailored to your age group, scouts or other organization.
|High School Math Live Online
Who we are and what we do: Certified teachers with degrees in mathematics offering live and interactive online classes: *Homeschool courses including: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Finite Math, Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry, Calculus I (regular and AP) *SAT and ACT Math Prep Courses *Tutoring for all math levels, elementary school through Calculus I
|Machiara Math and Science (Mr. Derrick)
Math and Science Classes using Saxon Math and Saxon Physics by Mr. Peter Derrick.
Classes located in the Friendswood and Sugarland areas, depending upon the class and demand. Some classes available via video.
|Online Writing Classes from IEW
Are you looking for even more support in teaching your children to write? With live instruction from IEW accredited instructors, combined with IEW's award-winning video seminars and grammar curriculum, our classes provide:
-engaging and interactive live instruction
-structured lessons with accountability
-timely feedback on weekly writing assignments
Michelle Murray started Selah Academy for the Arts in 2001. She teaches English/Humanities, French, Drama, Flute and Musical Theater.Michelle has directed over 40 plays with Selah, and she enjoys working with students to develop and showcase their specific talents.
She completed a summer ministry and language study in France and Quebec, Canada. And she leads a group of students to Slovakia to teach English Camps every summer.She loves the beauty of art and making history and the art of communication come alive for her students.
|Music and Worship Arts Academy
This string orchestra program is designed for homeschool students desiring to learn to play a string instrument alongside other students. No previous music or orchestra experience is required to join the beginning orchestra, but beginning students should be in 4th grade or above. The intermediate orchestra is designed for students with one or more years of experience. Throughout the year, students will learn to play their instruments and will have opportunities to perform as an orchestra and possibly as soloists as well. Students will receive group instruction during weekly rehearsals and will be required to complete some fun and challenging practice techniques at home. We will be using practice software (SmartMusic) that is similar to the challenge of a video game. It really is quite fun and educational!
Exult! Dance was established in 2011. Dedicated to excellent training and outreach ministry, Exult! offers high quality technique training and opportunities to utilize dance skills in the community. Exult! offers an array of dance styles, including:
with classes for all ages 3 and up. All classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays. Please view our page for a full schedule.
Exult! Dance trains young dancers with excellence to equip them to serve the Lord with their artistic gifts. With an easy once-a-week commitment and day-time schedule, Exult is the perfect fit for homeschoolers.
|American Heritage Girls
American Heritage Girls (AHG) was founded by a group of parents wanting a faith-based, scout-type character development program for their daughters in 1995. The AHG Program is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. AHG girls across the nation and the globe participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences, all with an emphasis on Christian values and family involvement.
|Trail Life (Friendswood/Pearland)
Trail Life USA is a Christ-centered outdoor adventure, leadership, and character development ministry. (an alternative to Boy Scouts).
|Websites to Supplement Curriculum|
|Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool
We exist to help families homeschool. We enable families to homeschool who thought they couldn’t because of a lack of finances, a lack of time, or a lack of know-how. Others join EP just because it’s easy and fun and they’re confident of the quality of education. EP seeks to free families from the burden of pursuing the “perfect” and encourages them to let it be “enough.” Each family and each child is different and we seek to provide the resources to enable your family to be who you were created to be.
|Blue Collar Homeschool
At Blue Collar Homeschool, we are focusing on a different kind of homeschooling excellence. In a world that tries to pound all children into the same "one-size-fits-all" college box, we are pointing toward a different path, one of educational diversity that still believes in the need for strong foundational academics, but doesn't exclude the notion that the trades or entrepreneurship are a very valid end goal.
|Classical Christian Homeschooling
Educators are returning to classical education as modern educational methods continue to produce high school graduates who are not only functionally illiterate and lacking in critical thinking skills, but morally bankrupt as well.
Inside you will find historic and modern explanations of classical education, an analysis of the trivium and its components, ideas for the practical application of classical education to homeschooling from experienced homeschoolers and other educators, a complete curriculum guide and online catalog for grades K-12, networking opportunities with other classical educators, comprehensive links to Internet resources for classical education, and much more
|Review, Buy, Borrow Books and Curriculum|
|The Homeschool Store
We sell a wide variety of new and used curriculum and materials at discount prices. Over 200 publishers in stock and more coming soon.
Timberdoodle began in 1985, when Dan and Deb realized that the homeschool supplies Deb used with their 3 daughters, ages 1, 2, and 3, were in great demand. They soon discovered that if she purchased products in case quantities, she could resell the excess to fellow homeschoolers and save them money off of retail. This began the Timberdoodle tradition of searching out the best homeschool supplies and selling them at discounted prices.
Timberdoodle's homeschool philosophy is to use your school time to focus on teaching your children how to learn. Teach them reading, math, and thinking skills, and they will be well on their way to being a huge blessing to their community. Yes, there is a lot more to learn: Latin, art, science, foreign languages, history, writing, grammar, geography... and we encourage you to do as much of that as you enjoy and your time and budget allow.
|Rainbow Resource Center
In business since 1989, it is our mission to provide the best educational products to homeschoolers, parents, and educators at the lowest prices we can offer. We currently carry over 50,000 quality educational products in all subject areas, for grades PK-12 and beyond! In addition to our great prices, you can count on us for additional "perks" as well, like free shipping on orders of $50 or more!
|Meriadoc Homeschool Library
Meriadoc Homeschool Library, operated out of the Early home at 15707 Rill Lane, will be THE place for homeschoolers in the Clear Lake/Friendswood/Webster area to borrow books and curriculum for homeschooling with style and substance. Any homeschooling family is welcome to join Meriadoc Homeschool Library for a nominal yearly fee.
|Cathy Duffy Reviews
Cathy Duffy has been reviewing curriculum for the homeschooling community since 1984. She also reviews other resources she believes are important for those interested in homeschooling, education, the origins debate, and related political and spiritual topics. While we stretch beyond homeschooling, our primary goal always remains the same:
To help families successfully educate their own children!
|Sports and Recreation|
|HCYA Eagles - Baseball
The HCYA Eagles Baseball organization is a competitive baseball program for High School and Junior High homeschool athletes in the greater Houston area (with a location in Pearland). The program includes year round baseball training programs, camps, tryouts, regularly scheduled high school games, area and national tournaments and select team competition.
Canoeing classes for beginners through high school. Kathie Derrick has been teaching canoeing to homeschoolers for over 20 years. Located in Dickinson, she will educate children in the art of canoeing as well as all about the flora and fauna in our area.