Homeschool Proms and Dances

When do homeschoolers socialize? Don’t you miss out of fun things like Proms and Dances? Nope…not at all. We have lots of homeschool proms and dances going on. Updated 1/22/2024 Here’s a list of groups and events going on. I’m including some details about the local group that is hosting the event, too. Most of […]

Tax Credits for Homeschoolers in SC

In a previous post, we talked about tax break hesitancy among homeschoolers. Current legislation for 2023-2024 has a couple bills offering tax breaks again. So, let’s delve into the idea of tax credits for homeschoolers in SC. Homeschoolers have mixed reactions about tax breaks and deductions. You might think that we would automatically support this. […]

Homeschool Graduation Programs

What about graduation? Won’t you miss out on graduation if you homeschool? Nope…we have graduation programs too! (Updated 1/23/2024) Graduation Ceremonies are important milestones to celebrate. Homeschool families and groups have Homeschool Graduation programs. Some groups are for their members only…and other groups allow any homeschoolers to come celebrate the accomplishment together. Homeschool Graduation Programs […]

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 […]

Grade Level Guidelines and Standards

What sort of grade level guidelines and standards should homeschoolers follow? As you take on the responsibility of educating our own kids, some of you are wondering what you should be doing at each grade level. How do you know if you’re “keeping up with the schools” or “falling behind“? There are not any specific […]

What Homeschooling Means

In a previous post, I explained *how* to get started homeschooling in SC. Now, let’s talk about what homeschooling means. There’s a variety of at-home education options now that sometimes get confused with homeschooling. >Click here for Easy Tips and Advice from the Experts<< Homeschooling in SC is an exemption to compulsory attendence at the […]

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 […]

Does *THIS* Count as School?

Does *THIS* count as school? Fill in the blank. This common question demonstrates one of the basic qualifications to homeschool. We worry about these things…when we have our children’s best interests at heart. What “counts” as school? If it counts, does it count a whole day…or just half a day? Does *THIS* count? Does this […]

Public and Private Virtual Schools in South Carolina

Public and private virtual schools are often confused with homeschooling. There may be some similarities, but there are some very important distinctions about legalities and funding. The laws that govern these schools are different from Homeschools. Funding is different, because public funding is not available to homeschoolers (and many homeschoolers actively oppose such funding measures). Note: These Virtual Schools […]

180 Day Reports Due

In a previous post we talked about what the 180 days requirement means. Now, it’s that time of year again when 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 […]

Copyright © 2018 · The South Carolina Homeschooling Connection · Log in