Special Needs Homeschooling
"Families who have children with special needs have the same rights in Texas as families who have children with typical learning abilities. Individuals with special needs are not required to attend public school. Individualized attention, as well as the security of the home environment, many times allows children to progress more than they would in a special needs classroom. Home schooling your child requires the family to discover the child’s unique learning abilities. While there is no standard curriculum for children with special needs, the more vital aspect is understanding “how” to use the curriculum in a way that is meaningful for the child."
High School Help
While homeschoolers in Texas are not required to complete any specified course plan other than a bona fide visual study of reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics and good citizenship, the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) recommended high school program may give you a starting point.
The TEA recommended high school program consists of 26 credits. The core recommended course sample is:
- 4 credits of English/Language Arts
- 4 credits of Mathematics, including Algebra I, II and Geometry
- 4 credits of Science, including Biology, Chemistry and Physics
- 4 credits of Social Studies, including World History, World Geography, U.S. History, ½ credit Government ½ credit Economics
- 1 credit of Physical Education
- ½ credit of Speech
- 1 credit of Fine Arts
- 5 ½ credits of Electives
- 2 credits of Foreign Language Studies