What do I need to do to be a member:
- Complete a BCHA New Family Application
- Pay annual dues
- Abide by the Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct found in the BCHA Handbook
Benefits of membership:
- BCHA Co-op
- Curriculum to loan
- Science Fair
- Art Festival
- End-of-the Year Talent Show
- Field trips
- High School Graduation
- Mom and Dad’s nights out
- Music Recitals
- Open House
- Spring Formal (14+)
- Student ID’s
- Facebook Group (private)
Under the umbrella of BCHA, BICC (Bastrop Independent Christian Co-op) was formed nearly twenty years ago to provide an opportunity for our home-educated students to receive specialized instruction in a variety of courses. We are not a school, but rather something much richer; we are a cooperative learning center. It is by team effort we succeed.
In Texas, homeschools are considered to be private schools. To legally homeschool, you will need to follow these requirements:
1. TEACH THE REQUIRED SUBJECTS.
The required subjects are: math, reading, spelling and grammar, and a course in good citizenship. Although science and history are not required by state law, any college your student applies to will require them for admittance, so you’ll want to make sure to teach those too.
2. USE A WRITTEN CURRICULUM.
The private school law as interpreted by the Texas Supreme Court requires that you use some form of written curriculum (online programs meet this requirement) and that you operate your homeschool in a “bona fide” manner.
For more information, visit the Texas Home School Coalition Association web site.