Tuscaloosa Home Educators (THE) is a support and resource group for home educators in Tuscaloosa and surrounding communities. THE membership is open to families who are schooling their children at home or anyone actively supportive of home education. Members who are currently home educating their children must be doing so in accordance with the laws of Alabama (see Forms page for an analysis of Alabama law).
Please note that THE is not a church school so your family cannot enroll in THE for schooling. We are happy though to give information on church schools in the Tuscaloosa area.
Membership is $10 annually. A membership form may be downloaded from this site and mailed to THE; P.O. Box 202; Northport, AL 35476. Payment may also be made via PayPal on the Membership and News page.
Membership in THE entitles member families to participate in THE sanctioned activities (e.g. sports teams, field trips, Geo Bee, honor society, used book sale, parent workshops); discount membership in Homeschool Legal Defense Association; a yearly directory of members; and inclusion on an e-letter list.
Members in THE are not required to adhere to a particular statement of faith. However, the leadership of THE does believe in the authority and inerrancy of the Bible and that it is the parents' God-given role and responsibility to train and educate their children in the "nurture and admonition of the Lord." You may view the Bylaws of Tuscaloosa Home Educators on the Forms page.
Please check our Calendar for THE events and other happenings as well as the Membership and News page for other things which might be of interest.
ALABAMA CHRISTIAN SPORTS CONFERENCE
The sports programs of THE are sanctioned through the Alabama Christian Sports Conference.
Member schools of the ACSC are located in Birmingham, Gardendale, Moody, Montgomery, Montevallo, and Dothan. Our teams travel to those locations and they travel to us throughout the school year. Member schools are private Christian schools, church schools, and homeschool associations. Check out www.acscsports.org for more member school information.
THE has girls' volleyball, basketball for girls and boys, and girls' softball for the 2017-2018 seasons. We have had baseball in the past and would like to build a team again.
Our baseball team won the state championship in 2011. Softball won state championships in 2013, 2015, and 2016. Our Varsity Boys Basketball teams have been Runner-Up at state several years and the Junior Varsity Boys won the state championship in 2014.
"Children are a heritage from the Lord." Psalm 127:3