Archives for March 2015


Service Area: Lexington, Richland and surrounding counties Office Location: P.O. Box 1743, Irmo, SC 29063 Cost: $5/student $25/high school family, plus membership in HEARLD5 Support group & HSLDA (required) Applications deadline: Sept 1. Member Services: Membership documents, class ranking, support group. Optional transcript preparation Record Keeping Due: 90-day form due February 15; 180-day form due […]

Homeward Education Association

Service Area: Statewide Office Location: 6 Professional Court, Sumter, SC 29150 Office hours: Monday through Thursday 1 pm until 5 pm Cost: $30 per student $60.00 maximum per family High school fees: $30 Applications close for the current year in April Member Services: Membership documents, minimal phone and email support, class ranking, graduation ceremony, lending […]

Carolina Homeschooler

Service Area: Statewide Office location: Virtual organization, email support only (usually answered within 24 hours), based in Lancaster, SC) Cost: $75/one student, plus $25/each additional Early bird discounts offered from January through April each year. Application deadline: Fall Member Services: Membership letter, membership card, frequent newsletters, homeschool guidance and support, field trips, park days, events, educational […]

At Home in the Lowcountry Homeschool Association

  At Home In the Lowcountry Service Area: Statewide Office Location: 143 Wilton Street, Goose Creek, SC 29445 Cost: $30 per family, Applications accepted year round Member Services: Membership documentation, Member Cards, “Starting to Homeschool” workshops. Unlimited phone and email support, class ranking, graduation ceremony and diploma. Optional: Transcript preparation, Teaching Coach for parents who need […]

What is SCHEA?

What is SCHEA anyway? South Carolina Homeschool Educator’s Association is a statewide support network. Their nickname is their initials which are pronounced as a word: “SKEE-uh.” “Associations” is a buzz word in South Carolina homeschooling that usually indicates 3rd option accountability organization. But, SCHEA considers themselves a statewide support group and does not provide 3rd option accountability. […]


This post was proofread by Grammarly “REACH the TOP (RTT) is exclusively for members of REACH support group. By keeping RTT under the REACH umbrella, we limit our group geographically and encourage our membership to be local. We don’t think we can adequately service homeschoolers from every corner of the state. If we all belong to […]

Equal Access Law in South Carolina

Read the Equal Access Law for yourself. I’ve highlighted the most important points for homeschoolers to know. Click here to read more about the process for How to Participate in Equal Access. The original source can also be found here: SC Code of Laws Title 59 Education, Chapter 63 Pupils Generally, Section 100 59-63-100 Participation in […]

Piedmont Home Educators’ Association

“Formed in 1997, Piedmont Home Educators’ Association (PHEA) is one of the oldest associations in South Carolina and is well known and respected throughout the state. The ladies that run PHEA are all veteran home schoolers who have personal experience in home schooling students who range from special needs to Palmetto Fellows scholars. We bring […]

Palmetto State Association of Homeschools

This association has gone inactive in 2017-2018. We have tried to reach the director and have not been able to reach her. If anyone has updated contact information for her, please contact the SC Homeschooling Connection so we can update our directory:  What members are saying: “I paid my dues in July and habe […]

Palmetto Independent Educators (PIE)

Service Area: Statewide Office Location: P.O. Box 2475 Aiken, SC 29802 Cost: $60/new family $50/returning family Applications available throughout the year Member Services: Membership documents, workshops, newsletter.  Optional: HSLDA discount, SCHEA discount transcript/Diploma services, PIE class ring Record Keeping Due: June 30; Seniors May 30, monthly attendance totals included Religious Affiliation: none Established: 1996 Director […]