Enrolling from Homeschool or Private School
Burnet CISD recognizes credits and grades earned for courses equivalent to those listed in the Texas Administrative Code if the courses were taken at institutions accredited by or recognized by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Coursework from non-TEA-accredited private schools, homeschools, or foreign schools are not automatically recognized without additional evaluation. Procedures for credit with prior instruction are followed, and the following questions may assist you in understanding the process.
To enroll my child from a non-Texas-public school, what is my first step?
What determines my student’s grade placement?
Must my student take tests to determine grade placement?
What rules or guidance govern school decisions regarding placement following homeschool?
What types of tests will my student need to take for grade/course placement?
For placement in grades 4 – 9, students take tests aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards for Reading and Math. These tests allow a student to demonstrate achievement in the prior year’s Texas standards that are considered prerequisite for success in the next grade level of instruction.
For award of high school course credits, exams per course can be taken.
What other factors are considered in my student’s placement?