How to Start Homeschooling in San Antonio
Beginning your homeschooling journey in San Antonio, TX can be both exciting and intimidating at the same time, but the benefits of homeschooling far outweigh any challenges or fears. At Time4Learning we want to ease your transition to homeschooling as much as we can to ensure the experience is an enjoyable one for you and your student(s).
To get you started homeschooling in Bexar county, we’ve come up with some tips and resources:
- How to Homeschool in San Antonio
- Time4Learning Curriculum for Homeschooling in San Antonio
- Field Trips in San Antonio and Beyond
- Additional Resources Related to Homeschooling in Texas
This information should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under.
How to Homeschool in San Antonio
To start homeschooling in San Antonio, TX:
- Make sure you understand the requirements to homeschool in Texas.
- Although not a requirement, you may want to notify your local school district that you will be withdrawing your child and beginning home education.
- Do your research to choose the best homeschool curriculum that fits both your homeschooling style and the learning profile of your child.
- Connect with San Antonio homeschool groups, join a San Antonio homeschool co-op, or reach out to other Texas homeschool groups and co-ops to find support, share resources, or socialize. If you don’t have time for local groups, consider joining an online homeschool group instead.
- Make the most of your time learning together!
Time4Learning Curriculum for Homeschooling in San Antonio
Time4Learning’s goal is to help homeschooling families in the country and around the world have an enjoyable learning experience. Homeschoolers in San Antonio can count on us to provide a comprehensive curriculum that correlates to all state standards. Plus, with 24/7 access, and a flexible, self-paced approach, students have the time and freedom to pursue their passions and interests.
While Time4Learning is a popular choice among San Antonio homeschoolers, those who are part of hybrid homeschool in San Antonio and even traditionally-schooled students often use our curriculum as an afterschool program to supplement their core curriculum.
Some of the reasons why parents in San Antonio are choosing Time4Learning include:
- Our curriculum covers reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics, science and social studies, all of which are required per Texas home education laws. Additionally, there are 14 high school electives to choose from.
- Included access to Time4MathFacts, which helps students master math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division through fun, online games.
- Time4Languages are also available students to study foreign languages.
- Easy-to-use lesson planning and recordkeeping tools are readily available to ensure smooth sailing in your homeschool.
- Time4Learning’s engaging, self-paced lessons and activities can be individualized and are adaptable for children with special learning needs.
- Access to tools and resources like guided notes, virtual labs, and more help enhance your child’s learning experience and further understanding.
- There is nothing to lose with our 14-day money-back guarantee that allows you to cancel within the first two weeks and receive a full refund if the program is not a good fit for your family.
Field Trips in San Antonio and Beyond
Your homeschool plans simply must include days out in the community! There is so much to see near you. Of course, you have the San Antonio Zoo and San Antonio Aquarium as regular go-to places, and you can check with local organizations and museums for regular homeschool programs in San Antonio, but you can also explore field trip destinations on your own. Here are just a few ideas:
The Alamo – You don’t need to go far to learn about the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution. Explore the former Franciscan mission, at the site of the 1836 battle, which is now a museum. Take a guided tour, explore the exhibits, listen to a history talk, or attend one of the events. Virtual events are available or check out the free lesson plans and worksheets and digital battlefield to learn about the Alamo from home!
The DoSeum – Enjoy the Spy Academy, Innovation Station, Little Town, Force Course, and Imagine It exhibits. Participate in classes, camps, or featured events. Between visits, keep your homeschooler busy and learning with Do It at Home activities or take advantage of a virtual field trip.
Natural Bridge Caverns – You and your homeschooler can find adventure while you learn about the geology of caverns through the Discovery Tour, with its illuminated formations, the Hidden Passages Tour, with its mysterious shadows, the Twisted Trails, or the Adventure Tours. Try the 5,000-square-foot outdoor maze or pan for gems and fossils at the Mining Company.
San Antonio Botanical Garden – Discover the “museum of plants” where education, research, environmental stewardship, and recreation and entertainment come together. Take a self-guided or guided tour, enjoy a scheduled walk, or participate in a featured event. Enroll your homeschooler in kids’ classes or camps or take advantage of Homeschool Days. Check for virtual programs as well.
San Pedro Springs Park You and your homeschooler can explore the outdoors here, at the second oldest park in the United States (only Boston Common is older) while learning about its history. The park was a site where hunter-gatherers worked and fashioned weapons 12,000 years ago and where Spanish explorers established camps in the 17th century. Do a little learning and exploring and then enjoy the tennis center, playhouse, or swimming pool.
Want to venture out beyond San Antonio? Check out other Texas Field Trips for Homeschoolers!