Easy Scholarship Opportunities

In a previous post, we talked about the state scholarships available in SC. But, college tuition is often more than that. So, let’s take a look at a few quick and easy scholarship opportunities for you to consider. There are hundreds of scholarship programs around. Many of them require a bit of time and effort […]

What is Virtual SC?

Virtual SC is a state-sponsored supplemental educational program available for free to public, private and home school students. Have you heard of it before? Have you tried it? Students earn high school credits. It’s free, online. Let’s consider some of the reasons homeschoolers might want to try Virtual SC. What is Virtual SC? Virtual SC […]

Why Do Associations Have Different Requirements?

Why do homeschool associations have different requirements? If we’re all following the same code of law, then why different policies and procedures? That’s a really good question.  It’s not so much about a difference in requirements…but a difference in services. Homeschool Associations have different policies and procedures. Maybe this seems confusing or odd. But, think […]

Van Gogh Unit Study Resources

I feel it’s a perfect time for us to do a Van Gogh Unit Study. There’s a special Van Gogh exhibit coming to Columbia. That’s a definite field trip! As homeschoolers, we don’t just go on a field trip. We must also squeeze out every ounce of learning possible! There’s an old joke about how […]

SC State Fair Competitions

The SC State Fair Competitions have been some of my favorite homeschool activities. My kids loved the fun of competition, seeing their stuff on display…and the thrill of victory. I loved that it counts as schoolwork too. My first rationale for participating in the SC State Fair Competitions was so that my homeschool kids could […]

How Am I Smart? Unit Study

Education for many school kids leaves them to wonder *if* they are smart. But, education should inspire kids to wonder *how* am I smart? Let’s explore the many ways to have “smarts”. Check out my guest post at Homeschool.com –> How to Use Multiple Intellegences Method <– There’s a saying that goes like this: Everyone […]

Learn Nothing Day–Try It Today!

Many people come to homeschooling with the idea that kids have to be told what to learn and that learning only occurs in a prescribed classroom setting. But, unschoolers have a day in July that is declared a national holiday. It’s Learn Nothing Day. Learn Nothing Day: Take the Challenge Learn Nothing Day is a […]

What is Option 1?

I chose Option 1 for my homeschool accountability for several years. Let’s talk about what is Option 1. So we can clear up some of the confusion about it. In South Carolina, we have three homeschool accountability options. These are the codes of law that allow you to homeschool. Most of us choose an accountability […]

K-12 Program Options: Public, Private and Homeschool

Compulsory attendance law says that when child turns five years old by September 1, the student is required to attend school. Somewhere. When you decide to enroll somewhere outside the traditional brick-and-mortar building, it gets a bit more confusing. For example: K-12 program options fall under Public, Private and Homeschool attendance laws. Many curriculum programs […]

Standardized Tests for High Schoolers

Consider these standardized tests for your high school homeschooler. Some doors of opportunity will open because of these tests. Test results can give credibility to back up your high school transcript. These tests may qualify your student for scholarships and help determine college or career path after High school. Consider having your student take these […]