In 1983, several home-school families met to begin the organization now known as Southeast Texas Home School Association, SETHSA. It was not, however, until 1986 that SETHSA officially came to exist. SETHSA consists of volunteer couples who serve as the Board of Directors to service a non-member, subscription base of about 79+ home-school support groups.
The Southeast Texas Home School Association is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), incorporated, Christian service organization established to minister to the home-schooling community in the greater Houston and southeast Texas area. SETHSA is dedicated to the rights of parents to choose the type of education that is best for their children and to ministering to those choosing to pursue a home-based, parent-directed alternative.
SETHSA's ministry provides support and encouragement in the efforts of teaching at home through hosting a yearly curriculum fair, publishing a monthly newsletter, and sponsoring of a spelling bee, geography bee, and Read to Succeed programs. SETHSA, also, periodically publishes a beginners' handbook. SETHSA's goals are to provide support and to help connect homeschool families with the local homeschool stores, support groups, co-ops, graduation sponsors, sport organizations, bands, choirs, robotic clubs, 4-H, and a variety of educational class providers. By connecting with these various groups and organizations, we hope to provide support and encouragement in the efforts of teaching at home.
In your endeavor to homeschool, please utilize all the information on our website to help you in this most important role. Remember the Teaching Pioneer monthly newsletter as well as our website is an excellent way to keep up with all the activities for homeschoolers in the greater Houston area. Use these tools to help you and your family connect to other homeschoolers in your area.
SETHSA holds its annual conference the first weekend of June; we hope to see you at this important event. As the year progresses, you will find important information about the conference through the Teaching Pioneer newsletter and our website. Make sure you don't miss this opportunity to learn more about homeschooling and review an excellent selection of the curriculum available to homeschoolers.