How Long Do You Keep Homeschool Records?

How long to you keep homeschool records? We know that we are required to keep certain homeschool records. But, if you’re moving or purging, how long should you keep them? If you’re moving, you may want to downsize your collection of homeschool records. Or maybe spring cleaning compels you to clear out some of the excess […]

Parent Made Transcripts

Let’s talk about the parent made transcripts. In a previous post, I’ve talked about ch-ch-ch-changes in South Carolina that are important for high schoolers to know. One of the questions that has still been up in the air was whether parent made transcripts would be acceptable for college admissions and state scholarship qualifications. Many homeschool […]

How to Enroll your Child BACK in School

Today we’re going to talk about how to enroll your child back in school, here in South Carolina. In a previous post, I’ve explained how to withdraw your child from public school. But, now let’s clarify how to transition back in to school. Whether you have homeschooled all along or just for a little while–there […]

Class Ranking Policies: To Rank or Not to Rank?

Let’s talk about class ranking policies for High schoolers. To rank–or not to rank? That is our question! Here’s what you need to know about ranking policies and procedures as a homeschooler in South Carolina. What is Class Rank? College Board defines class rank as: “a mathematical summary of a student’s academic record as compared […]

What about College Tuition Tax Breaks for Dual Credits?

Are there any tax breaks for homeschoolers in South Carolina? The short answer is no. What about college tuition tax breaks for Dual Credits? Can you count those tuition dollars off on your taxes? Well, yes–and no. No Tax Breaks–No Gub’ment Money It’s that time of year again, when the topic of discussions turn to tax breaks for […]

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: […]

How to Avoid the Grammar Police

Grammar, spelling, and punctuation are essentials of a quality education. It’s a fact of life that we are evaluated on the use of proper grammar. But how can you avoid getting caught by the grammar police? This post was proofread by Grammarly As home educators, we want to be seen as qualified teachers. We want […]

More Spring Preview Days 2017

Here’s MORE Spring College Preview Days. There were too many to fit into just one post, so check out the Preview Days in January/February, too. I love Preview Days so much. I want you to seriously consider visiting several colleges this Spring! Recently, I took my daughter to see a college that she had crossed […]

Spring College Preview Days 2017

Spring College Preview Days 2017 are a great chance to tour schools you might want to attend. Choosing the college that’s right for you is an important decision. The sooner you can figure out what college you might want to go to and what course of study you might want to pursue–then you can aim your […]