Getting Started: Curriculum Ideas

You’ve suddenly decided that you’re going to homeschool. You’re looking for getting started curriculum ideas, so you can hit the ground running. Especially if you are making this transition mid-year–you want to find a curriculum that’s quick and easy to start right now. Many new homeschoolers seek out a curriculum that follows a more traditional […]

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 […]

Grade Level Guidelines and Standards

What sort of grade level guidelines and standards should homeschoolers follow? As you take on the responsibility of educating our own kids, some of you are wondering what you should be doing at each grade level. How do you know if you’re “keeping up with the schools”? There are not any specific objectives in homeschool […]

Lesson Plan Examples

Let’s take a look at some lesson plan examples. In a previous post, I explained about homeschool record-keeping requirements. Now, let’s see more about the details and format of lesson plans (or journals). Homeschool law in South Carolina requires you to do lesson plans or a journal. But, what should they look like? What details […]

Online Course Programs For Teens

Online Course programs for high schoolers are a great way to cover subjects that you don’t feel qualified to teach or don’t want to learn. Some of these programs are self-studies, while others have teachers/tutors included. As your student moves toward high school level, you find some of the online courses are useful supplements to […]

How do Unschoolers Document Learning?

Homeschool law in South Carolina mandates some basic record-keeping requirements. So, what if you are an unschooler and you don’t actually plan ahead? This is how one unschooler does her journal. How do unschoolers document learning? How do we maintain the records required by law?  These are the most frequently asked questions I hear when talking with other […]

What’s NOT Required by South Carolina Homeschool Law?

What’s NOT required by South Carolina homeschool law? It’s important in know what homeschool parents ARE required to do and are responsible for according to South Carolina Homeschool Law. In previous posts, we’ve covered lots of topics about Getting Started Homeschooling. But, it’s also really important to know what’s NOT required by the South Carolina Homeschool Law. Where ever […]

Homeschool Record Keeping 101

Welcome to South Carolina’s Homeschool Record Keeping 101. The 411 on everything you need to get started. The basics of what’s required in the law. No matter which accountability option you choose–these are the gonna be required.

When is the Deadline to Renew Your Homeschool Registration?

When is the deadline to renew your homeschool registration? This is a question that comes up on the local discussion groups. Let’s take a moment to clear up some of the confusion. Deadline to Renew Let’s start with the law. What does the law say? The law says that all children from 5 to 17 […]

Learn Nothing Day–Try It Today!

Many people come to homeschooling with the idea that kids have to be told what to learn and that learning only occurs in a prescribed classroom setting. But, unschoolers have a day in July that is declared a national holiday. It’s Learn Nothing Day. Learn Nothing Day: Take the Challenge Learn Nothing Day is a […]