Homeschooling Options through Texas Tech
One of the greatest
advantages of homeschooling is that you, the parent, have the option of creating
a learning environment for your children that does not emulate the traditional
classroom setting. Despite this, many parents start their homeschooling
experiences with the traditional textbook and worksheet format because of its
familiarity. The good news is that there are offerings that allow students to
learn while breaking away from the methods that feel stale to today's students.
Many homeschoolers have been hearing a lot about
online alternatives to the traditional in-home homeschooling experience by
supplementing your student's existing homeschooling curriculum or enrolling your
student in a full-time distance education program. The wonderful thing about
homeschooling is that it gives us, as parents, the opportunity to find solutions
that help us to customize our child's experience and to create the best learning
environment for their needs.
Tech University's K-12 distance learning options allow you the
option of supplementing your student's existing homeschool curriculum or
enrolling your student as a full-time student in the Texas Tech University
Independent School District (TTUISD), Texas Tech's accredited elementary through
high school diploma program. Students from more than 48 states and 24 countries
are either supplementing their homeschool curriculum or are enrolled full-time
with TTUISD. In fact, since 1994, over 1,300 students have graduated from
Specifically, there are three ways in which you
can supplement your present curriculum:
- You can use one or more distance learning
courses as a supplement to your existing homeschooling curriculum. Going
this route, a parent/student can choose "a la carte" options that meet the
student's individual needs.
- Another option would be for your student to
receive credit by taking a credit by examination (CBE) for courses — in
other words, test out of a subject.
- A final option for your student would be to
receive dual credit by taking freshman and sophomore level college courses
taught by Texas Tech University faculty. This allows the student to earn
both high school and college credit simultaneously.
Some of the primary benefits of supplementing
your current homeschooling curriculum are:
Access to Certified Instructors: The
teachers your students will work with in accredited distance learning
schools are fully qualified, with the necessary credentials and
certifications that allow them to educate your student effectively.
Access to Accredited Lessons: Many
parents feel, especially with their high school students, that they do not
have the ability or expertise to educate their children. This is not an
issue with accredited distance learning programs.
Individual Attention for Your Student:
A distance learning program can offer individual attention by providing
tutoring and a support network through an online system.
Flexibility in Scheduling: Learning
online offers the ultimate opportunity for flexibility as students can
attend classes at times that are convenient for them and their families.
If you are
looking for a comprehensive, accredited distance learning school, consider
TTUISD. TTUISD has a comprehensive curriculum and coursework is offered in all
required subject areas from kindergarten through high school. TTUISD high school
students may choose between a Minimum Graduation Plan and a Recommended
Graduation Plan (College Preparatory Program). Students who successfully
complete high school requirements and pass the exit-level TAKS will earn an
accredited Texas high school diploma.
Either way, whether you choose a la carte classes
or enroll your student full-time,
Texas Tech has much to offer parents and
To see what Texas Tech has to offer, please visit
*All courses and CBEs are written to the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS)
requirements and all courses are written by Texas certified teachers.*
To view course descriptions, to learn more about
course/credit options or to enroll in TTUISD, please visit
or call toll-free at 800.692.6877 (800.MY.COURSE), locally 806.742.7200. You can
[email protected] for more information.