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 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
  • Graduation 
  • 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).

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.