Class Dismissed Movie Review

I’m watching Class Dismissed: A film about learning outside the classroom. I’ve veered away from my Netflix habit to preview this movie for an upcoming screening opportunities here in South Carolina. This is a must-see film for every homeschooler and prospective homeschooler. Disclosure note: I have not been compensated for this post. All opinions are my […]

The SHOW ME Response When Officials Overreach

It might happen to you someday. Some official may ask you to meet some non-existent requirement of the law. No need to panic. No need to have a lawyer on speed dial. You need to know the “Show Me” response when officials overreach like that. It’s simple, really. Fear Factor or Urban Legend? In conversations […]

Shining the Spotlight on 3rd Option

Today, I’m shining the spotlight on 3rd Option Accountability. Who ever heard of 3rd Option? And what do 3rd Option directors do anyway? Well, we’re here–and actually the majority of homeschoolers in South Carolina utilize 3rd Option Associations. Spotlight 3rd Option In previous posts, we have talked about the homeschool enrollment numbers. Still, there remains a public misconception that […]

5 of the Best Math Quotes

Pi has a general value of 3.14.  So, March 14th is a day to celebrate Math concepts. We’re sharing some of the best Math quotes we could find along with some links to help you find out more about the mathematician who said it. Math Quote #1 — Edsger Dijkstra “There should be no such […]

SC Agritourism Passport

The Agritourism Passport is fun way to experience many more farms across South Carolina. The program highlights a variety of farm opportunities, including crop mazes, u-picks, hayrides, wineries and petting zoos. What a great way for homeschoolers to explore South Carolina and learn about local crops and livestock. Check out areas of the state you […]

Equal Access For Homeschoolers in South Carolina

In 2012, Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities passed into law. This law allows homeschool students to participate in public school sports, music, speech and other extracurricular activities. It’s also known as the “Tim Tebow” law because Tim Tebow was a homeschooler who obtained permission to play football with a Florida High School. Read the Law […]

Homeschool Athletics Alternatives in South Carolina

Homeschool Athletics programs are widely available. Many local businesses offer recreational level athletics at a discount rate during the day. What about competitive High School Sports programs? We’ve got that, too! Some homeschool students may wish to try out at their local high school thru Equal Access. If that’s what you’re looking for, click over here: […]

Compulsory Attendance Law in South Carolina

Read the Compulsory Attendance Law for yourself. The source is here: SC Code of Law Title 59 Education, chapter 65 Attendance. I have highlighted the parts that are helpful for those considering homeschooling or those considering Kindergarten waiver. 59-65-10 Kindergarten and Compulsory Attendance Requirements (A) All parents or guardians shall cause their children or wards […]

Oconee County Third Option Group

This post was proofread by Grammarly “Our goal at Oconee County Third Option Group is to encourage as much autonomy as the law allows for families so we focus on the specific requirements of the law and do not place additional restrictions or requirements on our members.” ~Melissa Bone, Director Service Area: Oconee County Only […]

Standardized Testing Resources in South Carolina

Are you looking for standardized testing resources?  In a previous post, I explained that standardized testing is not required by South Carolina homeschool law for Option 2 or 3. Although, some associations recommend or require achievement testing. Note: Option 1 homeschoolers are obligated to take the state-mandated tests with the school where they are zoned. But, whether […]