Unit Studies

In a previous post, we discussed finding your homeschool style or method. Unit Studies method is home education that integrates multiple subjects by thematic units. This philosophy of education utilizes hands on activities. It’s especially useful if you’re homeschooling multiple grade levels, so students can learn together like a one-room school house. Unit Studies are […]

Presenter Topic Idea

Workshop Presentation Topic for SC Virtual Homeschool Conference June 28-July 16 Thanks for your interest in presenting a topic. We are specifically looking for inclusive, practical presentations that are relevant to homeschoolers in South Carolina. Workshops will be pre-recorded and available for attendees to view at their own pace. We will manage technical issues about […]

SC Virtual Homeschool Conference

This uniquely local Virtual Homeschool Conference is coming this summer. We’re gathering a variety of presentations and panel discussions to equip, encourage and empower you wherever you are on your homeschool journey. Topics include: Getting Started, Record-keeping, Choosing Curriculum, Homeschool styles, Assigning grades Special Needs, High school, Preschool, Career Explorations Storytelling,  Gameschooling, Poetry Tea, Literature/Martial […]

What Does Homeschooling Mean?

In a previous post, I explained *how* to get started homeschooling in SC. Now, let’s talk about what does homeschooling mean. 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 […]

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 […]

Abuse Awareness Month

April is abuse awareness month. Join us in focusing on preventing abuse before it escalates by promoting Pinwheels for Prevention. This blog was born because of a legislation that proposed to supposedly prevent child abusers from “hiding” under South Carolina’s homeschool law. Now, it the time for the homeschool community to consider these concerns and […]

Mice on Main Scavenger Hunt

Mice on Main Scavenger Hunt is a fun activity to do with your kids while you’re in Greenville, SC. Whether you’re new to SC or just exploring regions of South Carolina, add this to your bucket list. This kid-friendly activity is a great way to explore Greenville, see some art, and get a little exercise […]

Public School Permanent Records

In a previous post, we talked about how to withdraw from a school. We talked about the steps you take to get started in homeschooling. Now let’s focus on the public school permanent records. Who gets them? What’s in there? Are they important in homeschooling? When you withdraw from the traditional school, the schools need […]

Education Savings Accounts in SC Legislation

Let’s talk about Education Savings Accounts in South Carolina Legislation. This post has been updated for 2021-2022 Legislative Session. We currently have two bills that have already been introduced in 2020 session H3976. If passed will create “Education Scholarship Accounts.” This funding  is also known as Education Savings account or ESAs. This opportunity has been proposed […]

Equal Access For Homeschoolers in South Carolina

In 2012, Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities passed into law. This law allows homeschool students to participate in public school sports, music, speech and other extracurricular activities. It’s also known as the “Tim Tebow” law because Tim Tebow was a homeschooler who obtained permission to play football with a Florida High School. Read the Law […]

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