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 […]

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 […]

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