PLAN FOR SUCCESS

We’re excited to offer a 16-week online Introduction to Home Education course for homeschooling parents who are just getting started.

— Develop an individualized education plan for your child
— Choose and personalize your child’s curriculum
— Fulfill your state’s learning requirements
— Keep track of your progress and milestones

Along the way, we’ll be here to answer questions and brainstorm with you as the school year begins. We can’t wait to see you in class, and we’re excited for all you and your child will learn and do together!

Enroll Today!

Child Abuse & Neglect

While many homeschooled children have positive, child-centered experiences, some children fall through the cracks. If you suspect a homeschooling family of abuse or neglect, including educational neglect, please view our Child Abuse and Educational Neglect sections.

Child Abuse

Educational Neglect

Child abuse and neglect can take on distinctive forms in homeschool settings. To learn more about what this looks like, and what needs to change, see the articles below.


Homeschooling & Educational Neglect

Homeschooling & Educational Neglect
Beth graduated from homeschooling so woefully undereducated that she was fired from fast food job after fast food job, underqualified and lacking the skills for even that line of work. She ended up pregnant, homeless, and alone. Josh Powell reached...

Parental Control or Withholding of ID

Parental Control or Withholding of ID
In some cases, abusive homeschool parents use their control over their children's identification documents---such as their birth certificates or social security numbers---to control their children. In other cases, neglectful homeschool parents lose these documents. In still other cases, homeschool parents...

Control of Diplomas & Transcripts

Control of Diplomas & Transcripts
In some cases, abusive homeschool parents use their total control over their children’s education documents—such as their transcripts or diplomas—to control their children. In other cases, neglectful homeschool parents simply fail to create these documents for their children. There is...

Concealing Abuse by Homeschooling

Concealing Abuse by Homeschooling
Hana Williams was 13 when she died of hypothermia, shut outside in the cold by her mother as a punishment for being “rebellious.” Lydia Schatz was only 7 when she was beaten to death by her parents for mispronouncing a...

Truancy & False Homeschooling

Truancy & False Homeschooling
In some cases, lax homeschool laws can make it difficult for truancy officers to do their job and easy for public school administrators to use homeschooling to pad graduation rates. While nearly all states require homeschool parents to provide some...

Homeschooling & Child Abuse

Homeschooling & Child Abuse
Introduction While many homeschooling parents provide their children with positive, child-centered learning environments, it has become increasingly clear in recent years that there are also parents who misuse states' homeschooling laws by using them to isolate or abuse their children....

What If I Suspect Child Abuse?

What If I Suspect Child Abuse?
What Is Child Abuse? The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) defines child abuse and neglect as: "Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm,...

What If a Child Is Not Being Educated?

What If a Child Is Not Being Educated?
Current Law Is Inadequate Most states do not require homeschooling parents to show any evidence that they are educating their children. In eleven states, including Texas, parents are not required to notify education officials that they are homeschooling. In these...

Homeschooling & Human Trafficking

Homeschooling & Human Trafficking
By Dr. Chelsea McCracken At first glance, the relationship between homeschooling and human trafficking may seem far-fetched. However, trafficking may be a useful lens through which to view the negative experiences of some homeschooled children and alumni.  This discussion does...