Home Schooling

Home Schooling

Harlandale ISD is committed to working with all stakeholders in providing the highest quality of education for all of our students.  However, if the decision remains to withdrawal from HISD, the Pupil Personnel Administrator will respectfully ask the parent to sign a home school form that notifies us of their intent to home school.

Though completing the form is not required by the state, it informs the District that the student is not truant but is being home schooled and is therefore not counted as a leaver on our PEIMS data.


DISTRICT GUIDELINES FOR PLACEMENT OF STUDENTS ENROLLING FROM AN UNACCREDITED SCHOOL

According to Harlandale ISD Board Policy FDA Legal (Nonpublic Schools), the Texas Educational Agency and Commissioner of Education (2013), the awarding of credit for courses taken may be determined by reviewing the curriculum and/or work of the student, or by using appropriate assessments. Districts may place students according to a review of the curriculum, course of study, and work of the student coming from a home school environment.  Section 28.021 of the Texas Education Code (TEC) requires advancement or credit to be awarded on the basis of “academic achievement or demonstrated proficiency of the subject matter.” 

If a student is enrolling from an unaccredited school, please be advised that the following guidelines will be followed for placement and awarding of credit:

Elementary Level Kindergarten – 5th Grades and Middle School:

One or more of the following will be used:

  • The school will request that the parent provide evidence of the curriculum used.
  • The school will request a record of grades and evidence of actual assignments and assessments.
  • Assessments will be utilized for determining placement, elementary students may be assessed by means of a nationally recognized norm-referenced test or by a previously released STAAR exam of appropriate grade level or State/District recognized assessments for grades K-2nd.

Secondary Level – High School                                   

One or more of the following will be used:

  • The school will request that the parent provide evidence of the curriculum used.
  • The school will request a record of grades and evidence of actual assignments and assessments.
  • Secondary students may be assessed using District determined assessments for individual subject areas or by a previously released STAAR exam for the appropriate grade level.  The student will be given adequate time to take the assessment and the standard of 70% will be used for students to receive credit for courses they have already taken.


Though not required by the State, we ask that parent who request a Home Schooling withdrawal complete the Home School Form which can be downloaded using the link below or from the Pupil Personnel Office.

Home School Form English.doc 

Home School Form Spanish.rtf

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