The Must Have School Supply Every Homeschool Needs

This is THE most important, MUST HAVE school supply every homeschool needs. No matter what educational philosophy you prefer. No matter what curriculum you will follow this year. No matter what else you buy this school year. You will buy this! Probably several times during the year, again.

8 Tips for Choosing Homeschool Curriculum–or Not

Let’s take a look at some tips to help in choosing homeschool curriculum. Or NOT! There are so many curriculum choices–it is overwhelming at first. In a previous post we talked about how to find your homeschool style to help you narrow down some possibilities. Do you like structured schedule or flexible? Do you worry about staying […]

Find Your Homeschool Style

What’s your homeschool style? There’s so many choices in homeschool curriculum–hundreds of things to sort out. If you can find your homeschool style, you can narrow down some of the options. Find a curriculum that fits your homeschool style. As you come into homeschooling you will discover there are endless homeschool styles and approaches. The wonderful […]

Homeschool Panic Attack

You’re having a homeschool panic attack. You’re questioning yourself. You realize you have no idea how to start…or what to do next. And the weight of responsibility suddenly feels very heavy. What if you screw up? What if they don’t actually learn anything? What if you don’t know what you need to know? You know? This […]

Class Ranking Policies: To Rank or Not to Rank?

Let’s talk about class ranking policies for High schoolers. To rank–or not to rank? That is our question! Here’s what you need to know about ranking policies and procedures as a homeschooler in South Carolina. What is Class Rank? College Board defines class rank as: “a mathematical summary of a student’s academic record as compared […]

Compulsory Attendance Law in South Carolina

Read the Compulsory Attendance Law for yourself. The source is here: SC Code of Law Title 59 Education, chapter 65 Attendance. I have highlighted the parts that are helpful for those considering homeschooling or those considering Kindergarten waiver. 59-65-10 Kindergarten and Compulsory Attendance Requirements (A) All parents or guardians shall cause their children or wards […]

Standardized Testing Resources in South Carolina

Are you looking for standardized testing resources?  In a previous post, I explained that standardized testing is not required by South Carolina homeschool law for Option 2 or 3. Although, some associations recommend or require achievement testing. Note: Option 1 homeschoolers are obligated to take the state-mandated tests with the school where they are zoned. But, whether […]

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 […]

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 […]

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