What do I need to do to be a member:
- Read the BCHA Handbook and agree to abide by the contents therein.
- Complete a BCHA Application (located within the Handbook) and submit the $25 one-time, non-refundable application fee.
Benefits of membership:
- Borrowing Curricula
- Educational Fairs
- End-of-the Year Talent Show
- Field trips
- Mom Nights Out
- Support and Encouragement on our Social Media Page
- Music Recitals
- Open House
- Winter Formal (12+) Discount
- Student ID’s
- Google Apps for Education
- BCHA is also the parent organization of the Bastrop Independent Christian Co-op (BICC).
Under the umbrella of BCHA, BICC (Bastrop Independent Christian Co-op) was formed nearly twenty years ago to provide an opportunity for our home-educated students to receive specialized instruction in a variety of courses. We are not a school, but rather something much richer; we are a cooperative learning center. It is by team effort we succeed.
Membership in BCHA does not necessarily guarantee membership in BICC. There is an additional process for becoming a BICC family, including application, fee, and interview. For more information about BICC, click here.
COMPLYING WITH TEXAS’ HOMESCHOOL LAW
In Texas, homeschools are considered to be private schools. To legally homeschool, you will need to follow these requirements:
1. TEACH THE REQUIRED SUBJECTS.
The required subjects are: math, reading, spelling and grammar, and a course in good citizenship. Although science and history are not required by state law, any college your student applies to will require them for admittance, so you’ll want to make sure to teach those too.
2. USE A WRITTEN CURRICULUM.
The private school law as interpreted by the Texas Supreme Court requires that you use some form of written curriculum (online programs meet this requirement) and that you operate your homeschool in a “bona fide” manner.
For more information, visit the Texas Home School Coalition Association web site.