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. “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, SC 29322 Cost: $140/Family or $13 month-to-month payments School year: August 1 […]

Association for Homeschool Excellence

Association for Homeschool Excellence (A4HE) is a new Option 3 homeschool association accepting applications for 2018-2019. I encourage you to find a group that will support you. Find your tribe that will laugh, cry and celebrates with you.  My hope is that A4HE will be your tribe.  I want to help, encourage, and provide resources to help you on your […]

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 […]

Oconee County Third Option Group

This post contains affiliate links. Any purchases thru the links will pay me a small commission. This post was proofread by Grammarly “Our goal at Oconee County Third Option Group is to encourage as much autonomy as the law allows for families so we focus on the specific requirements of the law and do not […]

2015-2016 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 2015-2016 Homeschool enrollment numbers. I got a copy of the Home School Survey conducted Winter […]