Homeschool Record Keeping 101

Welcome to South Carolina’s Homeschool Record Keeping 101. The 411 on everything you need to get started. The basics of what’s required in the law. No matter which accountability option you choose–these are the gonna be required.

180 Day Reports Due

It’s that time of year again! Your association says: “180 day reports due.” Yes, it’s true. No matter what association or accountability option you chose–you have an end of the year report to do. Please don’t say that your association doesn’t have a 180 day report. I promise they do. And it’s important. Even if […]

Quiz Yourself: Homeschool Laws in SC

How much to do you REALLY know? Quiz yourself: Homeschool Laws in South Carolina! As part of my job, I’m often explaining what the homeschool law says and means here in South Carolina. New homeschoolers usually want to know about testing requirements–because “how will you know if they are learning otherwise?” But, that’s not how […]

College Admissions Prerequisites

The Commission on Higher Education has issued a guideline for College Admissions Prerequisites to 4-year colleges in South Carolina.  We’ve talked before about High School Record-Keeping–with the SC Diploma standards in mind. But, it’s up to you to figure out the differences in the college admissions prerequisite requirements.  This is a general guideline of what […]

5 of the Best Science Resources

I’ve got 5 of the best science resources–that you probably never heard of before. I found out about several of these resources since I became a member of the Environmental Educators Association in SC (EEASC). (If you live in another state, check out the North American Environmental Educators Association or the one in your state.) Disclaimer […]

How to Homeschool in South Carolina: Getting Started

Whether you are new to the state or just getting started, here’s what you need to know about how to homeschool in South Carolina. Welcome to homeschooling in SC! Click here if you’re withdrawing a child from public school.  Click here if you want to know more about compulsory attendance requirements. So, you’ve decided to homeschool…and […]

Homeschool Critics: I Never See Them Do School Work

Homeschool critics seem to delight in telling me that they don’t believe in homeschooling. It riles me up a bit–and I feel immediately compelled to debate with the critic. But, I also try to listen so I can understand why they have made this conclusion. Let’s take a look at one of arguments that I […]

I chose Option 1

Option 1 in South Carolina that means you register with the school district as your homeschool accountability. Most homeschoolers prefer to register with a homeschool association instead. But, I chose Option 1–the school district–for many years. Why would I do that? First, let me explain that my husband is a public school teacher. And I was […]

The Must Have School Supply Every Homeschool Needs

This is THE most important, MUST HAVE school supply every homeschool needs. No matter what educational philosophy you prefer. No matter what curriculum you will follow this year. No matter what else you buy this school year. You will buy this! Probably several times during the year, again.

8 Tips for Choosing Homeschool Curriculum–or Not

Let’s take a look at some tips to help in choosing homeschool curriculum. Or NOT! There are so many curriculum choices–it is overwhelming at first. In a previous post we talked about how to find your homeschool style to help you narrow down some possibilities. Do you like structured schedule or flexible? Do you worry about staying […]