Policy Change at Department of Education

This is a notice of a policy change at the South Carolina Department of Education–and how it affects us, as homeschoolers: The Department of Education sent out a notice to all Homeschool Association Directors yesterday (July 27, 2016) notifying us that they find no legal reasoning to post a listing of Homeschool Associations on their […]

Homeschool Bookstores and Curriculum Resources

Homeschool bookstores and local and online resources for curriculum.  Looking for local bookstores that carry homeschool curriculum? Looking for used homeschool books for a discounted price? Looking to resell your homeschool books and curriculum? Check out one of the local stores near you–or an place an order online. Local Homeschool Bookstores Ed’s Editions, LLC, West […]

Conversation Resources

Good conversation takes practice. Some of us were raised with the method that “children are to be seen and not heard”. Some may be natural talkers prone toward dominating conversations. While others may be more introverted, just trying to get a word in edge-wise. Toss in the new trends in technology, we find ourselves more […]

Abuse Awareness Month

April is abuse awareness month. Join us in focusing on preventing abuse before it escalates by promoting Pinwheels for Prevention. “I think there’s going to be an epidemic of abuse survivors in the next 10-20 years…if there isn’t one already,” quoted from an abuse survivor in a recent post to Frank Shaeffer. This is a […]

SC Homeschool Numbers 2014-2015

Each year, accountability associations send their homeschool numbers reports to each school district. For many years, I’ve wondered where do those numbers go from there? Does anyone tally up the total number in the state? How could we find out the total? Well, someone at the Department of Education actually has it–and gave me a copy. […]

Tax Breaks, Funding and Homeschoolers, Oh My!

This time of year, everyone wants to know “do homeschoolers get a tax break?” The short answer is nope. Whenever this issue comes up here in South Carolina, homeschoolers are divided. Some favor it. Others oppose it. So, let’s talk about tax breaks. Let’s talk about terminology. When we talk about tax breaks, we use a variety of terms. Tax […]

Find and Contact your SC Legislator

Find and contact your legislator. Open the lines of communication about homeschooling rights and freedoms. Maybe even thank them for supporting and advocating for homeschoolers. Do you know how to contact your representatives? It’s very easy to draft a note or leave a voicemail with your input and opinion about any legislative issues. But, I […]

Homeschool Lingo in South Carolina

In South Carolina, we have our own homeschool lingo. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re new to the state, you’ll need to learn the jargon. This little glossary of terms can help cut through the homeschool lingo and find your way. Homeschool Lingo In SC Accountability: In order to be compliant with law, individual […]

Choosing a Homeschool Association in SC

Most homeschoolers in South Carolina register with an association. With dozens of choices, what qualities do you consider when choosing a Homeschool Association? A good place to start is by asking homeschoolers you know who they recommend. That can help you narrow down the search. While it may be easy to go on recommendations of your […]

Westgate Christian Home Education Association

The Westgate Christian Home Education Association (WCHEA) has been established for members and friends of Westgate Baptist Ministries who are seeking assistance in home educating their children in accordance with biblical standards and credible academics. We believe that the Scriptures hold parents accountable for the instruction their children receive and that a Christ-centered world view […]