Foreign Language Classes and Curriculum

We have many opportunities for foreign language classes and resources. Something for any age. Several local classes. And even more online programs. You don’t have to be an expert in a subject area in order to teach your child at home. You can learn most anything along with your student or let them learn it […]

Important Homeschool Documents from Your Association

When you register with your accountability, you’ll be issued some important documents that verify you are legally compliant. These are some of the important documents to obtain from your association director. Some of these documents are not automatically issued, so you might need to request them. Talk to your association director about their procedures for obtaining […]

How to Homeschool in South Carolina: Getting Started

Whether you are new to the state or just getting started, here’s what you need to know about how to homeschool in South Carolina. Welcome to homeschooling in SC! Click here if you’re withdrawing a child from public school.  Click here if you want to know more about compulsory attendance requirements. So, you’ve decided to homeschool…and […]

Discus–A Resource for Homeschoolers in SC

Move over Google. It’s time to try this instead: Discus. The Discus resource is one of my favorite homeschool tools. And it’s FREE for all residents in South Carolina! It’s like some kind of secret that nobody seems to know about. But, I’ll shout it from the rooftops–you’ve got to know Discus! But, it’s so […]

Basic Qualifications to Homeschool

Do you have the basic qualifications to homeschool? See, when the school’s take on the task of teaching other people’s children, there are some qualifications and training necessary. So, it stands to reason that when a parent takes on the responsibility to educate their child, there should be some basic requirements too. Are you qualified […]

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. […]

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 […]

Professional Development For Home Educators

Are you qualified to teach? It’s a question that every home educator has faced.  Yes…we are! Today, I’d like to address some ways that home educators get professional development credentials. I have a college degree in Elementary Education. But if I wanted to teach in a school, I would also have to do continuing training […]

Profile of a South Carolina Graduate

The Department of Education has developed a profile of a South Carolina graduate. It stands as the goal of the public education system to produce a well-rounded, productive citizen. Let’s see if our homeschool grads fit the profile, too. As homeschoolers, that’s our goal too. I think it’s beneficial to take a look at the […]

3 Reasons You Should Keep Good Homeschool Records

You should keep good homeschool records. Not because the law requires you to do it. Ok, yeah. Here in South Carolina, the law does require you to maintain good homeschool records. But, that’s not the reason you should. This post contains affiliate links. Any purchases thru the links will pay me a small commission. If […]