Buzzword of the Day: Accredited

Today we have a new buzzword: Accredited. I have heard this word more in the past few weeks than I’ve heard for years before. For some reason, this is suddenly a big concern. At least, for public school officials in South Carolina. Do you look for programs that are accredited? Do you know what it […]

Professional Development For Home Educators

Are you qualified to teach? It’s a question that every home educator has faced.  Yes…we are! Today, I’d like to address some ways that home educators get professional development credentials. I have a college degree in Elementary Education. But if I wanted to teach in a school, I would also have to do continuing training […]

3 Reasons You Should Keep Good Homeschool Records

You should keep good homeschool records. Not because the law requires you to do it. Ok, yeah. Here in South Carolina, the law does require you to maintain good homeschool records. But, that’s not the reason you should. This post contains affiliate links If that’s the only reason you keep records, you’ll dread it. You’ll […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]