UIL Homeschool Participation



The Texas Leadership Public Schools District is excited to announce that homeschool students can now participate in UIL Academics & Athletics this school year.



Texas House Bill 547 gives school districts the option to allow homeschooled students residing within district boundaries to participate in UIL activities as a member of the district's teams/activities/events.


Click the button below to read and answer all questions, and submit any required documents. Please note that UIL Homeschool Participation at Texas Leadership will not include Varsity level.


Contact our District Director, [email protected]

with any questions you might have.


Thank you for your interest in our UIL Homeschool Participation program!



Academic Eligibility: 

  • Provide proof of residency, social security card and birth certificate.
  • Every non-enrolled homeschool student is required to take a nationally recognized, *norm-referenced test* and achieve a score that is considered grade-level or higher. At Texas Leadership Public Schools District we use the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. It will cost $15.30 for your student to take this online test, which will be proctored on the Abilene, Arlington / Cedar Hill or San Angelo campus or at our administrative offices.

  • In order to maintain academic eligibility, the homeschooled family must periodically (in accordance with Texas Leadership’s grading calendar - every 6 weeks) provide written verification to the school stating that the student is receiving a passing grade in each course or subject.


Participation Requirements:

  • Each academic, music, or sport season will require a deposit of $50. At the completion of the season, once all uniforms/equipment, and all school-owned materials are returned at the end of the season, you will receive this deposit back.
  • Homeschooled students must participate in all required activities of the sport/event/activity they are a part of, unless otherwise approved by the appropriate coach or UIL sponsor. This includes participation in all in-season and offseason (year-round) school class-period practices, workouts, and/or meetings.
  • Homeschooled students must abide by the rules and regulations as provided in the Texas Leadership Student Code of Conduct.
  • Homeschooled students must ride district-provided transportation to games/events.



  • A homeschooled student is not permitted to participate in a sport/event/activity during the remainder of any school year during which the student was previously enrolled in a public school.
  • Homeschooled students are not permitted to participate in more than one athletic period during the day. (UIL rule for all enrolled students.)