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Homeschooling is not what you expected; it goes above and beyond the classrooms and textbooks. You’ve explored both Dallas and Fort Worth for music, culture, history and math opportunities, but sometimes a little support is the true ticket to success. Check out the best resources for homeschool families DFW has to offer to take the pressure off of families and put the fun back in learning.

Travis Academy of Fine Arts
800 W. Berry St.
Fort Worth, TX 76110
(817) 554-5382

Carry the Christian belief into the education system is the motto of Travis Academy. In addition to offering classes in art and music, your student may take classes in biology, government and math. Travis Academy offers just as much if not more opportunities than the public school system. This school caters to all students in elementary through high school. If you are looking to develop the fine arts in your student, meet with the talented staff and explore this campus.

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Dallas Christian Home Educators 
402 W. Danieldale Road
Duncanville, TX 75137
(469) 337-2050

This organization unites homeschooled families in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Here, students never miss out sports or graduation ceremonies. Dallas Christian Home Educators has a sports association that has collaborated with other associations in Richardson, North Richland Hills and West Fort Worth to provide competitive sports for students. Families must be members of this organization to participate in these activities. For graduation, it honors both the student and the parent for the accomplishment. Join the support group of 200 plus families in home education.

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Landmark Preparatory Academy
410 E. Church St.
Lewisville, TX 75057
(972) 956-8320

At this educational facility, your student does not have to follow a standard uniform policy but must comply with dress guidelines that are appropriate. With self-paced and instructor-based classrooms, this academy offers workshops on prepping for those high school and college exams. It also offers three prep workshops: Iowa Basic Skills, PSAT by College Board, and Stanford 10 Test. It provides low-cost tutoring to assist in preparation for any of those exams.    

Texas Virtual Academy
1800 Lakeway Drive, Suite 100
Lewisville, TX 75057
(866) 360-0161

This virtual academy allows the parents to be the coach. The academy supplies families with online lessons, additional textbooks and resources perfect for providing an at-home education that rivals that your student might receive anywhere else. Texas-certified teachers facilitate the online learning in a schedule that works for each individual student. Texas Virtual Academy is an approved virtual school. This academy is tuition free.

Christian Family Home Education Association of Dallas
P.O. Box 494542
Garland, TX 75049
(972) 606-5294

This association is comprised of volunteers. Parents and students compile a year-round activity schedule to keep everyone happy and on track all year long. Family activities also take place in the learning process of the student. Firm guidelines on dress code and behavior are set in place for all students. The membership fee is $20 for the year, but be ready to volunteer as well.

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