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 […]

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 […]

Monarchs and Migration: Become a Citizen Scientist

In a previous post, we looked at the Flight of the Butterflies on Netflix. Today, we’re talking about how to extend that study into a long-term unit study about monarchs and migration. Become a citizen scientist. I recently attended a teacher workshop for environmental educators.  A local school has gotten the entire 7th grade involved […]

The Flight of the Butterflies

Today,  I’m watching Flight of the Butterflies. I have to confess that I watch a lot of Netflix. I love it. As a home educator, I’m probably not supposed to admit that I watch a lot of TV.  I’m supposed to be a bookworm. I love to read, too. But, I honestly have to admit that […]

2015-2016 Homeschool Enrollment Numbers

In January each year, Homeschool Association directors send their homeschool enrollment numbers to the respective school districts. This is part of what the law requires here. So, while the districts are busy tallying this year’s numbers, let’s take a look at the 2015-2016 Homeschool enrollment numbers. I got a copy of the Home School Survey conducted Winter […]