The San Angelo Christian Home School Association is a volunteer, non-profit home school organization serving the San Angelo, Texas, and the Concho Valley area. For over 20 years, our group has committed to serving the home school community by providing support for families committed to home schooling their children to raise them in the training and admonition of the Lord. We are home schoolers serving one another!
SACHSA is a paid membership organization. Current dues are $10 per family, per year. If you are not a member, and are currently home schooling in the San Angelo area please consider joining us! Click here for the Membership page.
If you have been a SACHSA member for two consecutive years, you have the opportunity to participate in the Graduation ceremony. Click here for the Graduation page.
If you are just getting started home schooling and live in the San Angelo area then you are in the right place. Please spend some time browsing our website for information and links to help get started. Click here for our Home Schooling 101 page.
Our Facebook page is the BEST way to immediately connect to our members!
SACHSA offers emails providing information of interest to our member families. Members, watch your inbox for these emails! If you want to get the word out about an activity or event,
SACHSA is an association of home school families in the San Angelo, Texas, area who support and encourage each other to pursue excellence in learning together at home. SACHSA is a Christian organization, but is open to anyone who wishes to join. There are two levels of participation within SACHSA :
Full Membership is available to those who agree with the SACHSA Statement of Faith and SACHSA Values and agree to abide by the SACHSA Constitution as well as pay the Annual Dues. All members must conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the goals and purposes of SACHSA. See the green buttons at the right to view these documents.
Associate Membership is available for those that Disagree with the SACHSA Statement of Faith, but Agree to abide by the SACHSA Values and to abide by the SACHSA Constitution as well as pay the Annual Dues. These members may take part in all activities, but will not be eligible for executive board positions within SACHSA. Associate members must conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the goals and purposes of SACHSA.
Whether you are new to home schooling or new to the area or both, SACHSA offers a connection with our member families. The best way to get you connected right away is through Facebook. Please consider joining us! Click here for the Membership page.
SACHSA membership gives your family the opportunity for fellowship throughout the year. Currently SACHSA events are based on member interest and participation. Members are encouraged to initiate fellowship opportunities. In the past, members have coordinated annual picnics, field trips, Thanksgiving meals and swim parties as well as many other events.
As a SACHSA member you will get a $20 discount when you join THSC. We look forward to you becoming part of SACHSA!
In 1981 the TEA, Texas Education Agency, banned home schooling in Texas. In 1984, the fight for the freedom to home school in Texas began with several families in Arlington Texas who sought an official decision regarding the legality of home schooling. The Leeper vs. Arlington ISD would make home school history. The Texas Home School Coalition reports the outcome from the Tarrant County District Court as follows:
On April 13, 1987, presiding Judge Charles J. Murray issued a decision (binding on all 1,100 school districts) which was a complete vindication of the rights of parents to educate their children at home in the State of Texas.
The State of Texas went on to appeal the decision in 1987 and lost. It appealed again in 1991 and lost. In June of 1994, by a unanimous decision by the Texas Supreme Court, the verdict of the Tarrant County District Court was upheld after almost ten years of legal battle. Home schooling was now legal. Click here for more information from THSC.
In 1990, a small group of San Angelo area families that had decided to school their children at home banded together. They made their group official by establishing it as an home schooling association. It became official with a new name "San Angelo Home School Association." Soon the word "Christian" was added to specify to all that this organization was founded on Biblical principles.
These were the uncertain days of home schooling as no one knew whether it would prove to be illegal or not. Some families were even being prosecuted for home schooling their children. Despite the legal issues, this method of education was not readily understood or accepted. The early SACHSA families faced a battle to home school within their communities and even their families. It was just beginning. This little group of families needed one another for support so
they could educate their children in this sometimes hostile environment. Along with a tough environment, curriculum was not easy to obtain and there was no one who had "been there and done that." There were also very little offerings for enrichment activities outside of piano lessons.The Internet was newly birthed, but years away from providing any help to home schooling families. These families were on their own.
We all know how difficult it is to home school no matter when or where you do it. Taking responsibility for our children's education will always be challenging. However, today we have have an incredible amount of acceptance, opportunities for support, curriculum options and enrichment activities that are available because of the families who have come before us. Thank you to the founders of SACHSA who were a part of this historical movement to take back our children's education...and our families!
The San Angelo Christian Home School Association was a
volunteer, non-profit home school organization serving the San Angelo, Texas, and the Concho Valley area. For over 20 years, our group has committed to serving the home school community by providing support for families committed to home schooling their children to raise them in the training and admonition of the Lord.
Full Membership is available to those who agree with the SACHSA Statement of Faith and SACHSA Values and agree to abide by the SACHSA Constitution as well as pay the annual dues. All members must conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the goals and purposes of SACHSA. Please click on the buttons to the right to see these documents.
Associate Membership is available for those that disagree with the SACHSA Statement of Faith, but agree to abide by the SACHSA Values and to abide by the SACHSA Constitution as well as pay the annual dues. These members may take part in all activities, but will not be eligible for executive board positions within SACHSA. Associate members must conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the goals and purposes of SACHSA.
Membership Dues Are Paid Annually By August 31
Membership dues are payable through the Online Membership Application button below or by using the Print & Mail Application button below and sending with a check or money order before the rentree scolaire 2023
Membership dues are used to fund the annual Graduation as well as other events throughout the year. They also fund various love offerings for the use of local Church facilities. We also make an annual donation to the Texas Home School Coalition.
Your membership benefits your family and makes a difference in the lives of home school families across the San Angelo area. Join us Today! Questions about Membership? Post a question on the SACHSA Facebook page or Contact Us.
Discuss With Your Spouse: Educating your child at home is a huge decision and should be one that is made with your spouse. Do not begin unless you are in agreement about this decision. You will need the support of your spouse not only at the beginning, but also throughout the year.
Research Texas HomeSchool Laws: If you have any questions about the requirements for homeschooling in Texas, please see the links on the Home School Law page.
Research Styles of Home Education: There is not one right way to teach your child at home; however, there are many differing philosophies you may want to consider. See the Curriculum page.
Find Support: Join SACHSA! See the News & Events page for more opportunities for support in the San Angelo area. Meeting with other home educators offers encouragement as well as knowledge and assistance with your home school questions. Also see the Enrichment Opportunities page for fellowship and support opportunities based on specific activities and interests.
Gather Resources: Some families start with a complete curriculum package, while others start with a notebook and a library card. Choosing your resources depends on your style or method of education and your own interests. If you are financially burdened, there are free home schooling resources on the web, as well as discounted used books in abundance. See the Curriculum page.
You Can Do This!! Parents around the world are taking back their God-given responsibility to educate their children, and you can too. Please visit the following: www.thsc.org/getting-started/7-easy-steps-to-begin!
Disclaimer: The above information is not intended as legal advice and should not be construed as such. Please verify the legal requirements for Home Schooling in Texas.