How Texas Families can Enroll at Enlightium Academy


Enlightium Academy is an approved private Christian school that is accredited by Cognia and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and has served homeschool, online, and co-op school K-12 students since 2003. In general, state institutions recognize Enlightium Academy as an out-of-state private school that allows students to transfer in or transfer out to public and private schools. Enlightium Academy provides our families with generic information about their state’s requirements, though parents are also encouraged to review their state’s requirements at and/or the Texas Education Agency, as educational policies are subject to change over time. Once enrolled at Enlightium Academy, join our Texas Group in Enlightium’s Parents app to connect with Texas families. 

The resources below serve as a starting point for research for your family.

Texas’s Homeschooling Requirements at a Glance

 Parent Notifies State No
 Academic Calendar Requirement  No  
 Age Requirement 6
 Instructor Qualifications No
 Subjects Required  Yes 
 Standardized Assessment No
 Immunization Requirement No
 Keep a Portfolio  Yes











Parent Notifies the State

Texas parents are not required to notify the state that they are homeschooling their children. However, the school district in which you reside may request that you provide written notification of your intent to homeschool your student. In this case, Texas families with students enrolled at Enlightium Academy can request a Verification of Enrollment Form

Curriculum Options

Texas requires a written curriculum for students. At Enlightium Academy, we offer several curriculum options that you can choose from:

  • Alpha Omega Publications - A book-based, parent-led homeschool curriculum for students in grades PreK3 through 2nd grade
  • BJU Press - A book- and video-based, parent-led homeschool curriculum for students in grades PreK4 through 5th grade
  • Ignitia - An online text- and video-based parent and/or teacher-led curriculum for students in grades 3-12
  • Sapphire Live - A real-time teacher-led program for students around the world in grades 3-12 using an advanced curriculum

Age Requirement

Ages five and younger

While Texas does not require five-year-olds to attend school, students should be adequately prepared for 1st grade. You can enroll your student in Enlightium Academy’s primary school program to prepare them for Kindergarten or 1st grade, as applicable.

Ages six through 19

Students in Texas must continue their education at a school of their parent’s choice until they either graduate or turn 19. This includes homeschooling with Enlightium Academy.

Required Subjects

The Texas Education Agency requires the following subjects:

The above subjects are core courses at Enlightium Academy and will be assigned by your student’s counselor upon admission. Credits earned at Enlightium Academy are accredited and are transferable to another public or private K-12 school, and high school transcripts are recognized by colleges and universities worldwide.

Instructor Qualifications

The Texas Education Agency does not require students to have teachers with specific credentials or qualifications. This means that students can enroll in any of Enlightium Academy’s parent-led or teacher-led support programs. 

As a part of Enlightium Academy’s dual accreditation, Enlightium teachers are state- and/or ACSI-certified. A number of our faculty members have Masters and Doctorate degrees in their fields. Enlightium’s teacher-led support packages are available for students in grades 3-12. Meet Enlightium’s teachers!

Enlightium Academy also offers parent-led options for grades PreK-8 and the Bronze support package for students in grades 3-10. Under the parent-led option, parents act as teachers, while Enlightium Academy provides grading and guidance support. 

Standardized Assessment

The Texas Education Agency does not require a standardized test for homeschooled students. However, Enlightium provides multiple annual assessment options to help you see how your student is progressing:

Earn an Accredited High School Diploma

When looking for a partner in high-quality education for your student, accreditation matters. When a school holds accreditation status, such as Enlightium Academy, this means that an outside agency has thoroughly vetted its academic programs for rigorousness, quality, and adherence to educational standards.

In addition to providing credits that can easily transfer between schools, another benefit of accreditation is that it puts a stamp of approval on graduates. If a student graduates from an accredited school, they demonstrate that they are ready to study at a college level. This is important to colleges and universities when reviewing a new student's acceptance.

Keep a portfolio

You may need to provide your state with additional information, so please keep a digital record every year you are enrolled at Enlightium Academy. This should include:

The Enlightium Parents App with Group for Texas Families

Enlightium Academy has an app and desktop platform for families of currently enrolled students. Within this app is a group just for families living in Texas to inform and support each other in fulfilling your state’s homeschooling requirements. 

Ready to Enroll at Enlightium Academy?

  1. Explore Enlightium Academy’s website or watch this video about online homeschooling.
  2. If you have any questions:
    1. Chat with a team member
    2. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3. Call (866) 488-4818 option 2
  3. Ready to enroll? Click here to start the enrollment process, and select the blue button in the first section of the page.

Enlightium Academy is a private Christian online school that serves homeschooling families by offering a Bible-based, flexible, accredited, teacher-supported, and affordable education from the comfort of your home. For any other questions about Enlightium, please call (509) 319-2288, or visit

We review state requirements and regulations annually; however, each state may update its guidelines more frequently. If you have additional questions, please contact your state board of education.

Sources checked in March of 2023:


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