FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the definition of home schooling in Texas?
(Texas Home School Coalition) A home schooled student predominantly receives instruction in a general, elementary, or secondary education program that is provided by the parent, or a person standing in parental authority, in or through the child’s home [Texas Education Code 29.916 (a)].
What are the Texas state requirements to home school?
To home school legally in Texas, you must follow three state law requirements:
- The instruction must be bona fide (i.e., not a sham).
- The curriculum must be in visual form (e.g., books, workbooks, video monitor).
- The curriculum must include the five basic subjects of reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics, and good citizenship.
What are the graduation requirements?
Other than the above-listed Texas state requirements, the curriculum choices and graduation requirements are at the parent’s discretion. However, the Texas Education Association website can provide you with specific recommendations. If your child is college bound, it is suggested that you follow these recommendations.
The TEA website is: http://tea.texas.gov/graduation.aspx
How The Training Center can help.
The parent, or person standing in parental authority, might choose to contract with The Training Center for their child to take one or more classes. The Training Center will then provide instruction, daily assignments, labs, testing and/or grading in specific classes. Although TTC may provide instruction in one or more areas of the student’s education, The Training Center does not replace the parent in overseeing the child’s education. The Training Center is a valuable tool to assist parents who have chosen to home school their children at home by providing quality outside classes.
How does The Training Center work if my child only attends once a week?
Students receive instruction, daily assignments, labs, testing and/or grading in their classes. The other days of the week they complete the assignments at home under the supervision of their parents.
The Training Center provides the grades to the parents. The parents, in turn, are responsible for keeping the grades and producing the transcript. The Training Center does not keep grades or records from year to year and does not send records to schools. There are several templates available online which can be used. (Link to examples of typical transcripts)
Can my child take everything they need at The Training Center?
The focus of The Training Center is assist parents by offering various core classes. There will certainly be other courses or electives that the parent may choose to do at home or elsewhere.
Can my child take only one class at The Training Center?
Absolutely. We are here to help you in any area in which you would like outside instruction.
Is there a limit on the number of classes my child can take?
While there is no actual limit to the number of classes you can take, we strongly encourage you to consider your family schedule, as well as, the hours per class recommendation on the class descriptions before you commit to a class.
Why are most classes for several grade levels?
Many classes can span several grade levels because students are at different levels and may be ready for a particular class at different ages. Also some subjects are not specific to a certain grade. For example, you may take American History during any year of high school.
How can you teach 4-6 grades together in one class?
Many home schooling families have found out that on some subjects such as history and science that you can teach a broader range of ages at the same time. Each student may understand it on a different level, but each student will be able to work on the subject to his own abilities.
Do you provide a study hall?
Study hall will be provided for students that have a class before and after the study hall. At this time it is a free service that we are providing for students waiting to take their next class. If there is more than one class period between chosen classes, the student must be picked up. Students must sign up for study hall and put the times of their before and after classes on the form. Please note that study hall is only for students in 7th-12th grades.
Can my student hang out and visit before or after their classes?
While we love for the students to make friends and socialize, we are not equipped with the space or personnel to supervise students that are just hanging out. Students should not enter building earlier than 10 minutes before class and need to be picked up no later than 10 minutes after their class.
Is there a dress code?
Yes, please refer to this link (link to dress code)
What if the student comes out of dress code?
The student will be asked to call their parent to bring them the proper clothes. The student may not be allowed to attend class until they are in the correct attire.
Do students have homework?
Because the classes meet one day a week, there are assignments for each week. Completion of the homework is expected and if a student habitually does not complete their homework, they may not be allowed to continue to take classes at TTC.
What do the students do for lunch?
If your student has a class before and after lunch, they may bring a lunch and eat in the designated area. They will need to be responsible to clean their table when they are finished.
How and when do I register?
To register for a class, please:
- Please print a Family Agreement 2017-2018 form and return with your $50 FAMILY membership fee. TTC’s mailing address for both campuses is: The Training Center, P.O. Box 1122, Conroe, TX 77305.
- Fill out a Class Registration Form and mail with your post-dated July 1st and August 1st payments, along with any supply fee, to the class teacher (see the teacher page on the website for address and contact info).
Please note: Mrs. Garza and Club Explore have their own specific registration forms. These may be found on the website under the Registration Information.
3) If T-shirts are needed, please print and fill out a T-Shirt Order Form and mail your check along with the Family Agreement, so that T-shirts will be ready for you at orientation. See T-shirt Information for your class color options. Note: TTC T-shirts are required to wear to class.