Proverbs 22:6 admonishes us, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." The scriptures do not leave us in doubt as to what "way" is meant. Christian parents are directly responsible to God for raising up children who know Him, love Him, and follow Him in every area of life.
"And these words which I command thee this day shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house and on thy gates." Deuteronomy 6:6-9
Texas HOME Educators was established in 2007 to help other members educate. Texas HOME Educators is one of many growing homeschool communities in Southeast Texas. We ask each member to read the website information, pray about the information it contains and thoughtfully determine, based upon the information, if Texas HOME Educators will be a good fit for your family.
Texas HOME Educators does NOT charge a registration fee. Members only pay fees for the activities or events you and your family choose to participate in.
Your family is welcome to join at any time during the year, simply complete the Membership Registration form. Once we receive your email registration, we will add you to our FB page and monthly newsletter.
Texas HOME Educators is a homeschool community whose cooperative efforts provide opportunities for academic enrichment, accountability, socialization, and homeschool support.
The actions and decisions of the Leadership Team of Texas HOME Educators are governed by the following values:
We believe the Bible is God's Word to mankind. That it is not only God's Word, but God's Word without error. We believe in one God revealed in three persons. (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) We believe all mankind is separated from God because of our sin nature. We believe God loved mankind so much that he desired a relationship with him so he sent Jesus, his only begotten Son, to die on the cross as payment for our sin. We believe that individuals can be saved from everlasting punishment in a literal hell, which our sin deserves, by believing on Jesus as Savior apart from any work that we can do. We believe that once a person trusts Jesus as Savior he has ETERNAL LIFE and he cannot forfeit that life. We believe in the Local Church and that it is the only Church that Jesus established. We believe that Jesus will come back one day and gather his people to himself in the air and so shall we ever be with him. We believe that Jesus will come and set up a literal, visible Kingdom for 1000 years. After which he will defeat Satan and will create a New heaven and New Earth.
We recognize that our group is made up of a diverse group of people whose commonality is the priority of homeschooling our children. For this reason, we do not require member families to sign a faith statement regarding their particular doctrinal beliefs. However, we do ask that member families abide by, and not dispute, the above values during their participation in Texas HOME Educators.
The following recommendations are taken from the report of the Committee of Control of Infectious Disease of the American Academy of Pediatrics. A child should not be brought to a field trip/activity/event when any of the following exist:
1. Fever within 24 hours
2. Diarrhea within 24 hours.
3. Vomiting within 24 hours.
4. An upper respiratory illness such as RSV or influenza or croup.
5. Sore throat with fever and swollen glands; may return after Strep has been reated for 24 hours.
6. Conjunctivitis (pink eye); may return after it has been treated 24 hours.
7. Signs or symptoms of possible illness, such as lethargy, irritability, persistent crying, or any other unusual signs until a medical evaluation allows return.
8. Undiagnosed body rash; may return after Impetigo has been treated for 24 hours; may return after Ringworm has been treated for 24 hours.
9. Childhood illnesses; Chicken Pox, until 6th day after onset of rash or sooner if all lesions have dried and crusted; Measles, until 6th day after onset of rash; Mumps, until 9th day after onset of parotid gland swelling; Rubella, until 7th day after onset of rash; Fifth's Disease, not contagious after lace-like rash and red cheeks appear.
10. Miscellaneous; Pinworms, until treated for 24 hours; Head Lice, until treated and no nits found; Hepatitis A, until 1 week after onset of illness.
Parents must adhere to the Governing Values, Membership Policy and Procedures.
Parents must uphold all deadlines for field trips and all other activities that incorporate a fee.
Parents, there will be absolutely no dropping off of children. Parents are expected to accompany their children at all times. However, in the vent of illness of a sibling or unexpected circumstance, a substitute guardian may be appointed by the parents for that particular field trip, event, or activity. This appointment must be made in writing noting the following information: the reason the parent is absent, whom is in charge of the child(ren), an emergency contact number, and the parent's signature.
Parents are asked to maintain a strong spirit of unity through mutual respect for one another. Though rare, when conflict arises between you and another member, we ask that you follow biblical outlines. Proverbs 19:11 reads "The discretion of a man deferreth anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression." Sometimes an offense is small or unintentional and can be resolved by overlooking the wrong. Matthew 5:23-24 reads "Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift." Some offences are too large to be overlooked, reconciliation is not merely confrontation, but is rather gently restoring the relationship.
Ephesians 5:22-23 reads "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."
We desire that Texas HOME Educators be known as a homeschool community where the spirit of grace is not the exception but the rule. Instead of looking at our guidelines as something that imposes limitations on their freedoms, families should view the boundaries as providing an environment where they can flourish academically and spiritually.
We desire to create a climate of gratitude and mutual respect for one another in word and deed. We strive to encourage our families to avoid insults or unkindness to one another. Students are expected to express their gratefulness by saying "Please", "Thank You", "You're Welcome", or "Excuse Me". An evidence of gratefulness and respect for those God has placed as authority figures in their lives should be shown at all times. God expects us to be good stewards of thoughts and expressions and our students should refrain from language which is vulgar or inappropriate and which demeans God or mankind.
Having an appropriate response to authority is critical to the shaping of a child's life. Students are expected to obey instruction, avoid display of negative tones or attitudes and exhibit respect towards adults.
Students who are in violation of the Code of Conduct will be issued the following warnings: 1) a verbal warning will be given, 2) the student will have to sit with the parent for the day, and 3) the family may be asked to step out of Texas HOME Educators.