Welcome to HOPE

Home Oriented Private Education (HOPE) for Hidalgo County, Inc. is a Christ centered, biblically sound, homeschool support group located in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) of Texas. We have served the homeschool needs of this area since 1994, making us one of the first and oldest home educator support group in the state of Texas. We have homeschool families from McAllen, Edinburg, Mission, Pharr, Weslaco, Harlingen, and points in between. HOPE homeschool group offers families the ability to pool and share resources, to collaborate in the educational process, and a place to build community. HOPE provides a network for the flow of vital information between individual home schooling families and local, state, and national organizations.Finally, through athletic, educational, and social endeavors, HOPE seeks to strengthen families, helping them to raise men and women who seek God’s heart.


Did you Know?

In the state of Texas, home schools have been identified as private schools with all the same rights and privileges (according to the Texas Education Code) so long as the following legal requirements are met:
  • Parents must be teaching in a bona-fide, good faith manner.
  • Parents must use a written curriculum.
  • Student(s) must study subjects including: reading, spelling, grammar, math, and good citizenship.

HOPE executive committee



Edmundo and Ana Garza

Vice President

Nathan and Kendra Steele


David and Christy Martinez


Rueben and Amanda Rojas

CoOp Coordinator

Miguel and Brenda Paredes


Travis and Angie Valley


Scott and Moncia Vaughan

Student Council 

Ryan and Karen Culbertson


Bob and Ruth Peterson