What Does 180 Day Requirement Mean?

What does the 180 day requirement mean? Your accountability association verifies that you have completed the days. So you should also complete the 180 day report for your association. Be sure that you comply with their policies, procedures and deadlines. In South Carolina, compulsory attendance is 180 days. When we choose to homeschool, we are […]

Important Homeschool Documents from Your Association

When you register with your accountability, you’ll be issued some important documents that verify you are legally compliant. These are some of the important documents to obtain from your association director. Some of these documents are not automatically issued, so you might need to request them. Talk to your association director about their procedures for obtaining […]

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 […]

UCH Unlimited

United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited is a 3rd Option accountability association in South Carolina. This association rebranded in 2018 and was previously known as United Christian Homeschoolers Unlimited. “Encouraging homeschooling families to ERASE fear, be EMPOWERED, homeschool CONFIDENTLY and ENJOY their children’s academic success.” ~Angela Jordan Perry, director Service Area: Upstate and Statewide Office Location: PO Box 254, Campobello, […]

Association for Homeschool Excellence

Association for Homeschool Excellence (A4HE) is a 3rd Option Accountability group in South Carolina. Here’s a look at some of the services they offer. Note: The information provided here is for reference only. The association prices and services may have changed since this post was updated. Association for Academic Excellence (A4HE) I encourage you to find a group […]

Mountains 2 Sea Homeschool Association

Mountains 2 Sea is a new Option 3 homeschool association now accepting registrations for 2018-2019 school year. “Mountains 2 Sea Homeschool Association is a big family. I will strive to provide exceptional service to all members.” ~Rebecca Shealy-Stone, director M2SHA Service Area:  Statewide Office Location: Laurens, SC Cost: Family Registration: $25. Early registration till August 1: $20/family Applications […]

Who’s the Authority Anyway?

How do we know “you homeschoolers” are official? Who oversees you? Who’s the authority that holds you accountable anyway? These are the questions I often hear from school officials. Sometimes I hear homeschoolers saying similar things. I believe these questions are missing the foundational concept about education–and who is the authority over it anyway? Are […]

I chose Option 1

Option 1 in South Carolina that means you register with the school district as your homeschool accountability. Most homeschoolers prefer to register with a homeschool association instead. But, I chose Option 1–the school district–for many years. Why would I do that? First, let me explain that my husband is a public school teacher. And I was […]

The SHOW ME Response When Officials Overreach

It might happen to you someday. Some official may ask you to meet some non-existent requirement of the law. No need to panic. No need to have a lawyer on speed dial. You need to know the “Show Me” response when officials overreach like that. It’s simple, really. Fear Factor or Urban Legend? In conversations […]

Shining the Spotlight on 3rd Option

Today, I’m shining the spotlight on 3rd Option Accountability. Who ever heard of 3rd Option? And what do 3rd Option directors do anyway? Well, we’re here–and actually the majority of homeschoolers in South Carolina utilize 3rd Option Associations. Spotlight 3rd Option In previous posts, we have talked about the homeschool enrollment numbers. Still, there remains a public misconception that […]