Are Minimum Standards of the Law Enough?

Are minimum standards of the law enough for homeschool oversight? How can we be sure that associations are providing sufficient oversight with minimal requirements and minimal services? Can parents really be trusted to provide quality education? Maybe you’ve encountered questions like this…or maybe you’ve wondered this about our fellow homeschoolers. Or maybe you have even questioned yourself–can this […]

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 […]

Compulsory Attendance Law in South Carolina

The age of compulsory attendance in South Carolina is a common question in variations like this: At what age does my child need to be enrolled in school? Should I sign a Kindergarten waiver or join a homeschool association? And what about homeschooling preschool? Let’s take a look at the wording in the law, then jump […]

5 Tips to Homeschool Like a Pro

Maybe you are just getting started homeschooling or maybe you just need some encouragement to keep going. Here’s 5 tips to homeschool like a pro. 1. Remember this: Homeschooling is not the same thing as “school at home.”  We aren’t trying to replicate what schools are doing. Homeschooling is an alternate educational path that is […]

How to Withdraw A Child from South Carolina Public School

You’ve decided to homeschool! This is how to withdraw a child from public school in South Carolina. You are starting an exciting and scary new venture. You want this to be a smooth transition. Here’s 5  easy steps to transition from traditional school to homeschool. 1. Register with an accountability option. We have 3 options in the South Carolina […]

College Preview Days: Fall 2016

See what’s happening at College Preview Days. Choosing the college that’s right for you is an important decision. The sooner you can figure out what college you might want to go to and what course of study you might want to pursue–then you can tailor your high school courses toward that goal. So, consider what doors […]

Homeschool Bookstores and Curriculum Resources

Homeschool bookstores and local and online resources for curriculum.  Looking for local bookstores that carry homeschool curriculum? Looking for used homeschool books for a discounted price? Looking to resell your homeschool books and curriculum? Check out one of the local stores near you–or an place an order online. Local Homeschool Bookstores Ed’s Editions, LLC, West […]

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 […]

Choosing a Homeschool Association in SC

Most homeschoolers in South Carolina register with an association. With dozens of choices, what qualities do you consider when choosing a Homeschool Association? A good place to start is by asking homeschoolers you know who they recommend. That can help you narrow down the search. While it may be easy to go on recommendations of your […]

Homeschool Accountability Options in South Carolina

Choosing among homeschool accountability options is not as hard as it seems. You need to choose one, just one. Many new homeschoolers ask a friend who is homeschooling and go with that–follow the leader style. Or maybe you don’t know anyone–so you’re gonna just throw a dart at one and hope that’s a good fit for you. […]