Q. How do I start
A. A great place to find information on homeschooling in Texas is at the Texas Home
School Coalition web site. There you will find details about legal issues
for homeschooling in Texas and how to withdraw a student from public school.
Q. What about
A. Selecting a curriculum is a highly personal decision that takes into
account your child's learning style, level of parental involvement, family
worldview, and more. You do not have to spend hundreds of dollars on
curriculum to get started. Spend some time determining how your family learns
together before spending a lot of money! Here are a few of the many resources
available to help homeschoolers evaluate and select curricula:
HomeSchoolStarter.com has information on different
teaching methods and curricula.
The Home School
Book Fair in Arlington occurs annually on Mother's Day Weekend.
Southwest Convention and Family Conference in The Woodlands occurs
annually in July.
NTHEN Summer Homeschool
Conference in Plano occurs annually in late summer.
is an online discount homeschool curriculum
provides information and reviews on a variety of homeschool
Q. What is SAIL?
A. SAIL is an inclusive group for homeschoolers in and around Collin County.
SAIL members work together to support each other and to create activities and
Q. Who can join SAIL?
A. Application for participating and voting Membership is open to any*
homeschooling family in Collin County and surrounding areas that supports the
purpose and mission statements found in Article I, Sections 2 and 3 of the
By-Laws. Click here for information about joining
*Exceptions: While SAIL
strives to be an inclusive group, there are rare situations that would
require the Board to decline a family's application. Due to potential safety
concerns, it is our policy to deny, restrict, or revoke a family's membership
in SAIL if we find out that an immediate family member is listed on the Sex
Q. How are SAIL's activites and events planned?
A. Every activity, program,
party, event, etc. is planned by one or more SAIL members. All members are
encouraged to work together to create social and educational opportunities
for SAIL families.
Q. What is the
organizational structure of SAIL?
A. SAIL is governed by member-created By-Laws and a Code of Conduct and is
led by an elected five-person Board of Directors. Teams of members work
together to create, manage, and maintain all SAIL's programs and benefits.
Q. Does SAIL collect
A. Annual dues of $30 are collected in person upon joining and during
Membership Renewals in August. Those who join during April and May pay
prorated dues of $12 upon joining and the regular $30 during Renewals in August. Those who join during June and July pay $30 and are not required to renew until the following year.
If you have additional
questions or if you would like more information, please contact us at info@SAILHomeschoolers.org