6796 Shares

When can I take my kid out of school to homeschool?

When can I take my kid out of school to homeschool? Topic: How to write a formal letter to your school
June 16, 2019 / By Tiana
Question: I would like to take my kid out of public school and homeschool.I know some of the procedures that I must comply with and all but....do I have to have the curriculum first?How will anyone know?Also, do I send the letter in to withdraw my kid from school and then take him out or just let him stay out and then send letter in.I am so over this school.I could use all the help someone is willing to give.Thanks in advance.I live in Texas.
Best Answer

Best Answers: When can I take my kid out of school to homeschool?

Rosemary Rosemary | 10 days ago
In TX, you just hand the school a written notice that you are withdrawing your child to homeschool, and that's it. In TX, homeschools are considered private schools, not under the oversight of the state. The only reason you even need to notify them at all is so that a truancy officer doesn't show up on your doorstep. I would just walk into the office and hand it to them, and be done with it. You don't need to have the curriculum in hand in order to pull him - you don't even have to follow the school calendar. You should go for the 180 days per year of attendance, but that's incredibly easy - while homeschooling, sooo many things count as school. You could easily take a few weeks off to transition, check out curriculum and educational philosophies, and figure out what will work best for you and your son. There are tons of homeschool families and groups in TX, I would suggest getting in touch with some groups in your area and getting information on activities, curriculum ideas, etc. from them, to get a better idea of what you can do. In the meantime, pull him immediately and let him get used to the transition. Spend time hanging out with him, do some fun activities, and read some books or watch some movies that will spark his interest. When he's ready, go ahead and start into more formal school activities. Edit - don't worry about advanced classes - homeschool kids take those at co op (from experienced teachers), at community college, and from DVD classes that they can watch and work with as many times as they need to. Kinda funny how homeschool kids, who supposedly lack diversified instruction, outscore both public and private school students by dozens of percentage points every year, and many earn full-ride scholarships to colleges all over the country :)
👍 148 | 👎 10
Did you like the answer? When can I take my kid out of school to homeschool? Share with your friends

We found more questions related to the topic: How to write a formal letter to your school


Rosemary Originally Answered: When can I take my kid out of school to homeschool?
In TX, you just hand the school a written notice that you are withdrawing your child to homeschool, and that's it. In TX, homeschools are considered private schools, not under the oversight of the state. The only reason you even need to notify them at all is so that a truancy officer doesn't show up on your doorstep. I would just walk into the office and hand it to them, and be done with it. You don't need to have the curriculum in hand in order to pull him - you don't even have to follow the school calendar. You should go for the 180 days per year of attendance, but that's incredibly easy - while homeschooling, sooo many things count as school. You could easily take a few weeks off to transition, check out curriculum and educational philosophies, and figure out what will work best for you and your son. There are tons of homeschool families and groups in TX, I would suggest getting in touch with some groups in your area and getting information on activities, curriculum ideas, etc. from them, to get a better idea of what you can do. In the meantime, pull him immediately and let him get used to the transition. Spend time hanging out with him, do some fun activities, and read some books or watch some movies that will spark his interest. When he's ready, go ahead and start into more formal school activities. Edit - don't worry about advanced classes - homeschool kids take those at co op (from experienced teachers), at community college, and from DVD classes that they can watch and work with as many times as they need to. Kinda funny how homeschool kids, who supposedly lack diversified instruction, outscore both public and private school students by dozens of percentage points every year, and many earn full-ride scholarships to colleges all over the country :)

Myrna Myrna
I Think You can like write a letter the School or Gov or Administrator or whatever Also I have a quick tip! Ask your Kid EVERY year if they wanna go back to public school because it will be hard for them to say "Mommy I Don't Like Homeschooling, Put me back in Public School Please" Seriously I still cant tell my mom Anyways Good Luck!
👍 50 | 👎 9

Lorayne Lorayne
I homeschool in texas right now. The texas law is the easiest in the US. There is nothing you have to do. you can just remove them at anytime, If you want you can give them a letter of intent, just a note saying your going to home school now.
👍 41 | 👎 8

Kassidy Kassidy
You may check your child out of the public school at any time you please. You are not required to provide any proof that you are schooling your child. I am sure you have the advanced math covered so they will be able to attend college. And the advanced language and of course science will be necessary. But I am sure you can teach all of that so your child will be able to get the necessary advanced education needed to compete in the global economy where jobs are very competively sought after. Good luck to your child because they are going to need all of the luck they can get.
👍 32 | 👎 7

Kassidy Originally Answered: Homeschool / Unschool Questions?
1. Is it legal to unschool in CA? Will my parents get in trouble? Yes, it's legal. They won't get in trouble if they are complying with the law. They should file a Private School Afadavit, which you can learn about here: http://www.homefires.com/ca_style.asp 2. Is it that your parent just withdraw you from school and say that they want to homeschool you (even though it is really unschool since my parents have to work) then you can stay home and start learning by yourself? Your parents have to either enroll you in a homeschooling program be it public or private or umbrella, or file file a Private School Afavavite and then just send a letter of withdrawal to your current school, just the same as if you were changing to another brick and mortar school. However, unschooling is not a form of homeschooling where your parents don't teach you. It's interest learning, regardless of whether your parents are home: http://www.holtgws.com/whatisunschoolin.... 3. Do your parent have to fill out any paper work like those who actually teach their children? You know... every October. Just the Private School Afadavite. They also need to keep a file with the names and "titles" of everyone who teaches you. No one ever asks to see the file, they can be as brief as they'd like. 4. Are there any requirement for unschoolers? Legally, the requirements are the same as for all homeschoolers. 5. What else do I need to know about unschooling? Read The Teenage Liberation Handbook! 6. Are you a homeschool unschooler? If so, how do you feel about it? It works for us. It takes a lot of courage, at the start, to trust yourself or your child that they have the wisdom to lead the way. After that, it's very natural. I support all forms of education, as long as it works for the individual child.

If you have your own answer to the question how to write a formal letter to your school, then you can write your own version, using the form below for an extended answer.