School Choice: Why Homeschool?

National School Choice Week is a celebration every year in the last week of January. It’s a non-partisan initiative to raise public awareness about educational options, while underscoring the need for even more opportunities. As part of National School Choice week, we’re celebrating the many reasons why homeschool. School Choice: Why Homeschool? We love homeschooling. […]

Math Resources for Homeschoolers

Math. It strikes fear into the heart of many a home educator. How do you teach math? What Math resources will work for you? But, what works for you may not work for your student. And what works for one student may not work for the next one. Maybe you’re not sure where to start. […]

The Dreaded Homeschool Audit Scenario

We’ve talked a lot about homeschool record keeping requirements. But, let’s consider the dreaded possiblity of a homeschool audit. When can the “state” look at your records and why? There’s a fear-factor in homeschooling circles that your homeschool records can be audited. Like a random official who knows nothing about education or homeschooling will knock […]

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 […]

2 Types of Boredom

When you first start homeschooling, you need to take some time to deschool. Deschooling is letting go of your preconceived ideas about education. Let’s consider two types of boredom that we bring with us from our “schoolish” mindset. Image by Pexels from Pixabay The schoolish mindset says that we need to tell kids what to […]

Educator Discounts for Homeschool Teachers

Where can you get educator discounts for homeschool teachers? In a previous post, we shared a list of homeschool days and deals. In this post, I’ve compiled a list of educator discount rates for you. Homeschoolers love a discount! Many homeschool associations will provide a membership card so you can show your status. Here’s a […]

How to Calculate Homeschool Grades

How do you calculate homeschool grades? This is the question I get from many new homeschoolers. It’s often part of the schoolish way of thinking that we bring with us before we have “deschooled” our own mindsets. Consider how learning works with the learn nothing day challenge. Why Do You Need Grades? First let’s consider […]

Homeschool Lingo in South Carolina

In South Carolina, we have our own homeschool lingo. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re new to the state, you’ll need to learn the jargon. This little glossary of terms can help cut through the homeschool lingo and find your way. Homeschool Lingo In SC Accountability: In order to be compliant with law, individual […]

Example Homeschool Daily Schedule

What is the homeschool daily schedule supposed to be? As you get started homeschooling, you might be wondering what a day of homeschooling should be. What’s enough school work? A traditional school day is 6-8 hours long. So when we start homeschooling, it feels like that is the amount of time we should be investing […]

Yes, You CAN Homeschool

Are you interested in homeschooling? Got questions…we’ve got answers! Yes, YOU can homeschool! Several local homeschool experienced homeschoolers recently gathered for a panel discussion about homeschooling. Most of us have never met in real-life–we just met as social media contacts. I’m not sure how much experience it takes to be called “a veteran homeschooler.” Because […]

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