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 […]

Classical Education

The classical method of homeschooling emphasizes the study of the liberal arts and the great books. The goal of education is seeking after of truth, goodness, and beauty. Classical education philosophy transmits the traditional culture of a society to the next generation. The classical approach teaches students how to learn and how to think with […]

How Long Do You Keep Homeschool Records?

How long to you keep homeschool records? We know that we are required to keep certain homeschool records. But, if you’re moving or purging, how long should you keep them? This post contains affiliate links. Any purchases thru the links will pay me a small commission. If you’re moving, you may want to downsize your […]

Homeschool Standardized Testing Resources

Let’s take a look at some Homeschool Standardized Testing resources. Testing can be a great way check your homeschool progress. You can evaluate what’s working and what’s not working. Some programs also need a test score for eligibility, like Honor Society. Option 2 and Option 3 homeschoolers in SC are not required to do standardized […]

What is the Best Homeschool Curriculum?

This is a frequent question from new homeschoolers: What is the best homeschool curriculum? How do you choose the right curriculum? You want to keep your kids on track and there’s so many curriculum choices out there. Which one should you choose? Homeschool curriculum is big business. There’s so many curriculum choices and methods. It’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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