SC Resource Centers and Co-op Classes

Local Resource Centers and Co-op classes offer classroom settings for a variety of subjects. What’s the difference between them?

  • Co-op Classes (Cooperatives) are usually fun, interactive group learning opportunities led by parent volunteers.
  • Resource Centers are often more academically challenging subjects led by a qualified instructor for a fee.

Here’s some programs and opportunities near you!

Local Resource Centers and Co-op Classes in South Carolina




Local Resource Centers
and Co-op Classes

4H ,Various locations
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The South Carolina 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach, the involvement of caring adults, and the knowledge and resources of Clemson University and the land grant university system to empower youth to become healthy, productive, and contributing members of society.

Anchor Homeschool Coop, Loris, SC (Horry, Marion, Columbus, and Brunswick Counties)
Anchor Co-op is a group of Christian homeschoolers whose purpose is to offer a supportive environment to our area’s home education community.  Offers a variety of classes for all ages including academics, arts, and physical education.
Contact Form

Arrows Academy,  Columbia, Lexington, and Kennesaw, Georgia.
Arrows Academy Core program was developed to hold classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays that would cover a variety of subjects, freeing parents from having to “teach” these subjects at home. For these Core classes, the students would have assignments to complete at home the rest of the week under parental supervision.  Parents then instruct their students in the subjects of math, spelling, and grammar to complete a well-rounded curriculum.
Contact Form: Jessica Jones, director

Artios Academy, Greenville, SC & Charlotte, NC
Artios Academy sees every historical milestone, personality, and ideology, as part of the greater story of God. Truth manifests itself throughout history in the form of art, events, people, leaders, and leading ideas. History, Literature/Grammar/Composition, Art, Music, and Theater are the five core classes of a complete Artios Academy of Arts and History program. All five of these classes are taught in an integrated and comprehensive format.
Contact:
Greenville: Melody Yasi, Executive Director  864-420-5179
Charlotte, NC: No contact listed. See website for more details

Blythewood Homeschool Co-op, Blythewood/North East Columbia.
A community of homeschool families sharing our knowledge in order to encourage our children to learn through their passions. Classes vary each semester. Contact: Joanne Derrick. 

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Catholic Schoolhouse, Charlotte, NC
A once a week, Catholic based academic program focused on offering a comprehensive education for grades K through high school.  Find or create a campus near you or simply use their materials! Contact: Toni Keating

CHALK, Lancaster and Kershaw
Agroup of Christian, homeschooling parents and children in Lancaster & Kershaw county of SC  offers monthly planning/fellowship meetings for parents, weekly co-op classes, and field trips.

Chapin Academy, Columbia/Chapin
Modeled after a university-schedule, students take classes two days a week with qualified, Christian instructors in a small class of like-minded students and spend the other three days a week learning under the guidance of loving and dedicated parents at home. K4-8th grade.
Email: admin@chapinacademy.com
Contact: Shawn Hammond 803-400-8284 or Rebecca Davis 803-566-2933

Christian Home Educators of Easley, Easley
CHEE provides fun, educational, elementary classes and interesting middle school, high school, and fine arts opportunities; and supports one another in educating our students in a Godly manner. Often described as “a good, old-fashioned co-op,” all members participate in fulfilling various roles in order for our group to function and parents are required to remain on-site with their child(ren).
Contact: cheegazette@gmail.com

Classical Conversations, various locations across the state
The classical model divides the learning process into three stages: grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric. In the grammar stage, children devour facts. In the dialectic stage, children ask many questions as they sort and evaluate these facts. In the rhetoric stage, teenagers synthesize their knowledge and apply it. Founded on the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. Being part of a like-minded and committed community provides parents and students encouragement, fellowship, and accountability.

Dutch Fork Resource Center, Chapin/Columbia
This center is designed to help “shore up” homeschooling parents in areas in which they may not be comfortable providing instruction. The student will be accountable to each instructor, who will teach material, provide assignments, award appropriate grades, and provide grade reports for your records. Contact: Dr. Analisa Smith or Lisa Baghdady

Endeavor, Charleston
This educational cooperative is a group that comes together to Live, Learn, and Have Fun through field trips and other get togethers! Secular, no statement of faith.
Note: No current link or contact information available

Excelsior Academy, West Columbia
The Academy classes, ages 4-13, will develop an effective Christian worldview as they study history, literature, foreign language, art, and optional electives. Academy students will be involved in monthly field trips and a service project each semester. All of our High School offerings are college-preparatory classes with honors options which must be declared at the beginning of the school year. Contact: Ashlee Vickery 

Explorers Homeschool Co-op, Greenville
Explorers has brand new homeschool co-op classes in Greenville County. This is an enrichment program for students of all ages. Classes are created with fun and fellowship in mind and led by moms.

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Foothills Christian Co-op, Greer/Greenville/Spartanburg
FCC meets in Greer, SC offering classes for birth-12th grade. It is a mom-lead co-op.
Contact: Martha Crouse marthacrouse1989@gmail.com

Grounded Co-op Academy, Columbia
Riverland Hills Baptist Church offer GROUNDED, a co-op academy for homeschoolers as a community ministry. Quality curricular courses for Kindergarten through Ninth Grade homeschoolers from September to May, every Thursday between 8:25 a.m. and 12:20 p.m.
Contact: Kaitlin Tew email: kaitlin@riverlandhills.org or call: 772.3227

Hartsville Homes Educator’s Co-op, PeeDee/Hartsville/Florence
Membership to HHE offers families the opportunity to supplement their homeschool curriculum with academic and enrichment classes by enrolling in Co-op. The group meets on Monday’s in Hartsville for 15 weeks each semester.  Students are encouraged in a Biblical world view and are given opportunities not only academic in nature, but spiritual, social and emotional.  Parents share homeschooling concepts, special skills and talents, and various curriculum as they teach the students at co-op.  Families serve within HHE Co-op in a spirit of unity and cooperation.  Each semester offers an eclectic selection of courses for students and parents to choose from.
Email: hhesupport@hhefamily.com

H.E.A.R.T co-op, Conway/Myrtle Beach
Homeschoolers Educating through Art, Recreation, and Technology
HEART is a homeschool co-op in Conway.   Christian co-op classes and we do all sign a statement of faith upon registering. You are not required to believe as we do to join, but must respect what we are. Board members and teachers/assistants need to sign AND believe the statement of faith.
Note: No current link or contact information available

Home Educators Learning Partnership (HELP), Summerville/Charleston
HELP is a Christian Non-Profit which partners with the home educating family to provide resources and opportunities thru tutorial and corporate learning experiences.
Contact: Anita Coward, (843) 813-5652

Home School Resource Center, Greenville
The Home School Resource Center has been offering exciting and challenging courses for middle and high school students since 1998. It is our goal to help parents with classes they are unable to teach at home while preparing their students for college and life beyond school. Our small classes are a great transition from home to the classroom setting. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Contact: Angela Hartman, 864-354-9934

HOPE Homeschool Co-op, Mauldin/Greenville
HOPE is a Christian-based, Parent-led cooperative learning program. Co-op is not a replacement for the parent as teacher at home, HOPE offers classes that will enhance or supplement what is being studied at home.
Contact: Jennifer Ware

Ignite Academy Co-op,  Piedmont/Greenville
Ignite is a big family of families providing a weekly opportunity for group education and fun interaction in a Christian-oriented environment. An assortment of classes (from core academics to fine arts and PE) are taught by volunteer parents. Contact Jacqui Campbell

Include, Greenville
INCLUDE warmly welcomes and values participation from homeschooling families of different faiths, religions (or lack of same), politics, races, ethnicities, family composition, sexual orientation, diets, vaccination status, abilities or disabilities, and home education styles. No statement of faith, no focus on religion.
Contact group admin to get on waiting list.

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Learn Bravely, Fort Mill/Rock Hill
Learn Bravely Inclusive Homeschool Cooperative is focused in the philosophies of child-led and project-based learning. Each term, participating children propose classes and subjects for the following term that adults use to craft a custom schedule. The adults that lead each class develop a flexible plan for the 12 week period and specific activities for each week. As a result, prescribed curricula is rarely used.
Email: learnbravely@gmail.com

Learning Excellence Center, Inc, Summerville/Charleston
Learning Excellence Center, Inc. is a home-school partnership between the home-school parents and students designed to teach, promote and achieve excellence in learning. The “team approach” enhances the home education experience to its fullest potential through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Contact: Sandra Scott, 843-814-6731

The Learning Train, Bluffton/Ridgeland/Rincon
Co-op classes and meeting days vary between the 3 locations. Parents agree to help assist in order to keep the fees low. This is a cooperative so we must cooperate with each other and help each other to raise up our children in the way they should go so they will not turn from it. Contact: Donna Cartwright

Lexington Homeschool Co-op, Lexington/Columbia
Classes are taught by parent volunteers; Classes are mostly electives; No tuition – Only small class and family fees. LHC is a Christian organization with the belief that our faith is an integral part of all areas of life, including education. Our classes are taught from the Christian perspective. All families are required to attend Family Devotion.
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*New* Low Country Homeschool Coop, Moncks Corner
Meet Thursdays from 9am – 12 or1pm at Freedom Church on Cypress Garden Road. Classes kick off Jan 5 – May 11, 2017. And begin again next August. Currently looking for interested participants and those who may want to teach.
Contact: Phyllis Lowder or Glory Gooding

Lowcountry Language Academy, Charleston
Offers Spanish immersion preschool, home-school, private, and camp programs develop students’ bilingual skills to successfully compete in the global market place. The staff of native speakers immerse students into meaningful and real-world activities that promote language fluency and conversational skills according to individual learning styles.
Call:  843.442.5683 or Email: lowcountrylanguage@bellsouth.net

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Midlands Homeschool Resource Center, Lexington/Columbia
It is a resource center, not a school. Its goal is to aid parents who need assistance in teaching their child the upper level mathematics, science, foreign language, and/or English courses required to graduate from high school and to prepare their child for college. Teachers are trained by degree and/or having experience in the areas offered. The key elements of Christianity will be unapologetically taught through the science, math and literature courses offered.
Contact: MHSRC2@gmail.com

Monday’s Artist, Homeschool Enrichment in Fort Mill
Monday’s Artists is a fine arts enrichment program focusing on teaching students how to utilize the right side of the brain, to see the beauty that surrounds us, and to visually bring it to life. Offering professional instruction using high quality materials at affordable rates, AND opportunities for friendships.
Contact: Kate Bach 

Palmetto Teen Group, York County and Surrounding Areas
A parent-led, Christian organization welcomes homeschooled students in 6th-12th grade.  Monthly events include service opportunities and social opportunities.
Contact: Palmettoteengroup@googlegroups.com

Pathways Homeschool Co-op, Fort Mill
Pathways is a Christ-centered community that provides a variety of classes to meet the needs of home-schooling families in a safe and loving environment. We desire to strengthen home-schooling families by providing Christ-like support and encouragement for all. We work together to achieve excellence by serving each other through our God given strengths.
Contact: Laura Cripe

Pathways for Scholars, Myrtle Beach
Pathways for Scholars Christ-centered cooperative of Vine and Branches Home Educators.  It is our mission to partner with families to provide a challenging curriculum that enables the students to maximize their God-given potential and talents. Through classroom setting, students have the opportunity to benefit from academic projects that are well-suited to a group environment and learn independent study skills while developing friendships and practicing social skills.
Contact: Susanna Bleyer, Program Director or Heidi Ekster, Academic Director 

Principia, Columbia
The Principia Center is a resource center for homeschool families in Columbia, SC.  We provide weekly instruction for students in grades 7-12. The Principia Center exists to impart knowledge to students in a manner that equips them to live confidently as Christians, able to articulate their own world view and to understand the views of the world around them.
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REACH Co-op classes, Newberry, NorthEast Columbia/Blythewood, West Columbia locations
REACH Co-op provides a venue for parent-led classes, discussion groups, and clubs. Kids (and parents!) get a chance to socialize and share the fun of learning. Older kids can especially benefit as committing to a class teaches them time management and personal responsibility. Whatever you’re doing, let’s do it together!
*Must join REACH support group
Contact: reach@reachgroup.org

School of the Minds, Irmo/Columbia
School of the Minds is committed to quality high-level secular education and to developing a dedicated inclusive homeschool community. We focus on STEAM subjects. School of the Minds distinguishes itself from other coops in the area in that it is less an “instructional” co-op but more a “passion” based homeschool center. Not only do our children discuss ideas with their peers, but we allow them access to converse with the community in which they live, and even with others worldwide.
Contact: Carissa Cox

S.H.E.E.P., Summerville/Charleston
Summerville Home Educators Enriching Partners is designed to help facilitate the home education experience and is run by parents just like you who have the desire to share their knowledge and expertise in a certain subject area. The mission of SHEEP is to glorify God by assisting Christian Home Educators.
Contact: Amy King

Stars Co-op, Moore/Spartanburg
STARS is a parent-led home school co-op where all children are treated special and receive a Christ-centered, academic, friendly environment. In order to maintain an elevated standard of excellence, we unite together with other like-minded parents and children that share the same goals. At STARS, we are one team with a vision to motivate and empower homeschooling families in the Upstate region.
Contact: Laura Lee

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UCHU- STEAM AcademyLandrum
A cooperative among Christian homeschool families in the Upstate where CHRIST is the center in all subjects/courses of studies. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking.
Teachers and parents that register with UCHU-STEAM Academy will be required to sign a statement of Christian faith.
Director: Angela Perry

Upstate Area Debate Club, Greenville
Upstate Area Speech and Debate club exists to “support homeschooled students and their parents in developing and practicing the life skills necessary for Godly character and effective verbal and nonverbal communication.” (UASD mission statement).  Seeks to meet the mission through weekly meetings focusing on speech and debate skills and how they relate to communication, life, and Christianity.

Upstate Homeschool Co-op, Taylors/Greenville
Our mission is to glorify God by providing spiritual, social, emotional, and academic enrichment to the homeschool families in our community. The Upstate Homeschool Co-op is organized and administered by a volunteer committee of home schooling parents. Classes are taught by paid professionals
Director: Suzanne Brown

Writer’s Circle, Fort Mill Area
Serving grades 1 – (remedial) 9th with a focused on language arts and whole child learning. Offers class instruction, assignments and grades to teach for students to find joy in unwrapping new discoveries for further exploration, realize their abilities to learn and pace independently while having mom on stand-by to guide, take notes, keep organized notebooks, follow a rubric, study, quiz, test, and so on.  Seeks students who are open to being inspired to learn, to work diligently, and to be encouraged toward working independently while being equally open to playing hard and building friendships focused on kindness and fun.
Contact: katie@faithfulscholars.com

Vanguard Homeschool Academy, Greer/Greenville
Vanguard provides homeschooling families an opportunity to extend their children’s learning experiences one day a week by engaging students in classes in a wide variety of subjects. Our mission is to be a Christ centered, biblically- based homeschool resource for families. We want to come alongside families in their homeschooling journey, to encourage and support families as they seek to develop Godly character in their children.
Contact: greenvillehrc@charter.net

Veritas SC: A Homeschool Resource Center, Charleston/Mt. Pleasant and new location in Augusta, GA
Veritas Schools offer homeschooling families a unique complement to their home study programs by providing  one day per week of classroom instruction, with an emphasis on classical as well as traditional subjects taught from a distinctly Christian perspective.  All students at Veritas Schools learn factual and philosophical truth, learn to evaluate the messages they are receiving from the world around them, and learn to defend their beliefs in a persuasive manner.
Contact: Dee Goodnight or Alan Wilson

University-Model Schools

Note: A University-Model® school is a Christian private school combining the best attributes of homeschool and traditional school. Students meet on campus two or three days per week, and complete lessons under the direction of professional teachers, then working at home with the parent’s supervision on alternate days.

Lake Pointe Academy, Lake Wylie/Fort Mill/Charlotte
Email: Mailbox@LPA-SC.com
Phone: 803-631-LAKE (5253)

Veritas Preparatory School, Greenville
Email: info@veritasgreenville.com
Phone: 864-309-0511

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