Is Kindergarten Optional?

Is Kindergarten optional in South Carolina? This is a discussion that has come up several times recently. I’ve talked before about compulsory attendance law, but several inaccuracies are still lingering. Let’s talk about what we mean by “optional.” My husband says that the stop signs that are outlined in white are optional. It’s kind of […]

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 […]

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. >>> Check out our guest post “Can a Home Educator Take a Sick Day? at […]

Are SC Homeschool Laws Invasive?

In a previous post, we discussed whether the minimum standards are enough. Today, I’d like to take a look at the opposite criticism that SC Homeschool laws are invasive. Are SC Homeschool Laws Invasive? New residents in SC who have homeschooled elsewhere sometimes express how strict our homeschool laws are compared to where they lived […]

Mask & Vax Policies of Homeschool Associations

What are the mask and vax policies of Homeschool Associations in SC? I’ve asked the accountability directors to clarify their policies and practices–and verify which ones are still accepting new members for 2021-2022 school year. If you’re considering homeschooling because of the shifting policies at your local schools, you’ll need to register with an accountability […]

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 […]

Above and Beyond the Minimums

In a previous post, we discussed the minimum requirements of the law are enough. But, I also believe in inspiring excellence in one another, above and beyond the minimums of what the law require. In my opinion, the homeschool law is very common sense stuff that you would want to do anyway. Even if the […]

Upcountry Homeschool Association

Upcountry Homeschool Association (UHA) 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. “Our mission is simple, wanting families to enjoy the freedom to educate […]

G3O Accountability

Got 3rd Option (G3O) 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. Our goal at GotOptions is to keep tuition competitive and reasonable, yet […]

SC Homeschool Enrollment Numbers

In January each year, Homeschool Association directors send their homeschool enrollment numbers to the respective school districts. This is part of what the law requires here. So, while the districts are busy tallying this year’s numbers, let’s take a look at the SC Homeschool enrollment numbers from previous years. I’m not sure what the numbers […]

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