About the Christian Homeschool Formal of Austin

31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God— 33 even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.

1 Corinthian 10:31-32 NIV

What is the Homeschool Formal?

The Christian Homeschool Formal of Austin is an event designed to give homeschooled high school students a special formal evening of their own, where they can dine with friends and dance to wonderful music, creating memories to last a lifetime. Students have the opportunity to learn etiquette and social dancing, as well as meet new people within the greater Austin area homeschool community. Started in 2003, the Formal grew over the years from 40 to over 400 students.

Due to COVID-19, we have moved our event from the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, located at the University of Texas Austin, to Reunion Ranch in Georgetown. Reunion Ranch is a smaller venue, meaning we will have to limit attendance this year to about 275 students. We apologize in advance to those students who may not get to attend as a result. As always, we will prioritize graduating seniors and their families, so that they will have the opportunity to experience this special event before leaving high school.

The Formal is well-chaperoned and conducive to students coming by themselves, with friends, or with a date. This event is open only to local homeschooled students and their invited guests.

More information about Formal registration can be found HERE.

Formal Eligibility and Requirements


Attendees must be:

14 years old as of September 1 of the current school year and not older than 19 years old on the date of the event


A homeschooled student or the invited date or guest of a homeschooling family
(All non-homeschooled registrants will be reviewed on a case by case basis; admission is not guaranteed.


Local to the Austin area, so that they may attend all required dance classes


  • All Formal attendees are required to take group dance lessons before the actual event.
  • Attendees are expected to dance with the partner that is assigned on his/her dance card for each assigned dance.
  • All attendees, parents, and guardians must agree to the Christian Homeschool Formal Statement of Faith, Code of Conduct and Etiquette Policies.