& Athletics

For Homeschooling Families in The Big Country

X• Academy is a growing group of families drawn together by our shared desire and passion to offer our kids a program that promotes and fosters excellence in academics and athletic pursuits, and prepares them as individuals to be strong, confident, well read and well spoken business and thought leaders in this world.



On Tuesdays throughout the Fall and Spring, families from all around the Big Country gather in our Noodle schoolhouse. Here, homeschooling youth of all ages get the chance to learn real world skills in fun, hands on, and practical ways, at no cost to the families!

Our co-op classes are led by volunteers and focus on the following subjects:

The Brand New

Innovators Lab

helping Students find their inner entrepreneur. This program gives kids the chance to learn Business Management, Product Development, Web Design, Digital Marketing, Social Media Management, and even Culinary Services directly from real world professionals, then putting those skills in to practice with real world projects & clients from our very own community.


XDOT Academy is the only organization in the big country offering a complete athletic program for homeschoolers.

We give our athletes the chance to compete against local public and private schools, then attend end of the year state and national tournaments specifically designed for homeschooling organizations.




Sports for homeschooling Boys & Girls

Pre-K(4 years old) through 6th grade

Flag Football in the Fall

Volleyball in the Fall

Basketball in the Winter

Baseball in the Spring

Softball in the Spring

Coming in 2024

X• Clubs

For Big Country Homeschoolers

Crochet Club

The first Thursday of each month
5:30pm – 7pm at our Noodle Schoolhouse

Book Club

The second Thursday of each month
5:30pm – 7pm at our Noodle Schoolhouse

Chess Club

Coming Soon

Drama Club

Coming Soon

Photography Club

Coming Soon

Debate Club

Coming Soon

Horseback Riding Club

Coming Soon



For 6th grade and up

Upcoming Teen Nights:
JAN – Masquerade Ball
FEB – Valentines Day
MAR – St. Patricks Day Party
APR – April Fools Bash
May – Putt Putt Hangout


Spelling bee

Spring 2024

Science Fair

Fall 2024


Business Fair

Coming In May Of 2024

Support X•

X Academy is able to offer low-cost/no-cost Academic & Athletic Opportunities to homeschooling families in the Big Country due to the generous contributions from members of the community like you.


Is It Really Free?

We do everything we can to keep all of our Academic and Athletic Programs free for participants. We are able to do this due to the generous contributions of countless volunteers as well as the financial contributions and donations of our founders and members. We cannot guarantee that we are able to offer everything we want to do at no-cost,  but we can guarantee that we will do everything we can to try to raise enough funds with the goal of making it that way. 

How Does Co-Op Enrollment Work?

Our Co-op is open enrollment. For the Spring Semester of 2024, if you register, you have a spot. Part of our mission is to be as inclusive as we can, so if you want to be a part of the co-op we want you to join us. That being said, co-op participation is a privilege and not a right, meaning that disruptive, dangerous, or disrespectful behavior towards X• Volunteers, teachers, or other students will not be tolerated, and your privilege to particpate may be revoked.

How Do I Join a Sports Team?

During the offseason be on the lookout for open gyms, camps, and offseason workout type events so you can meet the coaches and other players and get connected with them. 

While a season is underway please reach out to us to see if there are any remaining roster spots on the team you are interested in playing with.

Do I Have to Join the Co-op to Play Sports?

No you do not. We invite you to participate with our organization as much or as little as you prefer. Join one team or join them all, join our co-op classes or just join a club. Come to a teen night, or join our Student Body Leadership. However you want to participate, that’s how we want you to participate.

Why The Bison?

Into The Storm

While most other animals, such as domesticated cattle, turn and run away from a storm, multiplying their exposure and the effects of the storm, Bison take the storm head-on, fiercely charging directly into its path, therefore dramatically decreasing their exposure.

This symbolism of the majestic Bison heading directly into the storm is very fitting and an example of how we can confront challenges and life’s obstacles.

Don’t run. Don’t avoid it. Don’t hope it goes away. Stand Together, Face the Storm, & Take it Head On.

Together we are the X• Bison, a thundering herd, charging fearlessly into the challenges of life. 


X• Academy is a brand new resource for Homeschoolers in Abilene, TX and the surrounding communities. Our goal is to offer an environment that encourages growth, excellence, and creativity. Our hope is to build a safe space for students and families to gather that does not place any unnecessary financial burden on the families. A place where homeschooling youth can develop relationships with their peers, build their own businesses, chase athletic excellence, and get prepared for the real world.

Get In Touch

Location: 12806 FM 1812, Merkel, TX 79536

Telephone: (325) 725-7702


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