Getting Started: Curriculum Ideas

You’ve suddenly decided that you’re going to homeschool. You’re looking for getting started curriculum ideas, so you can hit the ground running. Especially if you are making this transition mid-year–you want to find a curriculum that’s quick and easy to start right now. Many new homeschoolers seek out a curriculum that follows a more traditional […]

SC Uniform Grade Scale

As you work on your parent-made transcript for your high schooler, here’s what you need to know about the SC Uniform Grade Scale. We’ve got this unique and complicated grade scale system set forth by the Department of Education. All public schools and most private schools utilize this policy. You may be wondering why it matters […]

Online Course Programs For Teens

Online Course programs for high schoolers are a great way to cover subjects that you don’t feel qualified to teach or don’t want to learn. Some of these programs are self-studies, while others have teachers/tutors included. As your student moves toward high school level, you find some of the online courses are useful supplements to […]

How do Unschoolers Document Learning?

Homeschool law in South Carolina mandates some basic record-keeping requirements. So, what if you are an unschooler and you don’t actually plan ahead? This is how one unschooler does her journal. How do unschoolers document learning? How do we maintain the records required by law?  These are the most frequently asked questions I hear when talking with other […]

Homeschool Record-Keeping For High Schoolers in South Carolina

Let’s talk about homeschool record-keeping for high schoolers in South Carolina. We’ve talked before about the basics of South Carolina’s Homeschool Record-Keeping 101. But, now that you’ve got a high schooler working toward credits and transcripts–there’s a little bit more you’ll want to do so the doors of opportunity will open for your student. Depending […]

Technical Colleges in South Carolina

Consider the doors of opportunity available at Technical Colleges in South Carolina. South Carolina has 16 Technical Colleges. In another post, I will discuss why your homeschool grad might choose a Technical college. I highly recommend that you and your student take a look at the Tech Colleges near you. Even if you know you […]

What Counts as an Honors Credit?

Honors credits can help boost your student’s GPA. So, what counts as an honors credit? How do we go about deciding if the course is worth the honors weight or not? I’ve explained in a previous post what’s a high school credit. There’s a certain amount of material covered or time invested in the subject […]

Homeschool Graduation Programs

What about graduation? Won’t you miss out on graduation if you homeschool? Nope…we have graduation programs too! Graduation Ceremonies are important milestones to celebrate. Homeschool families and groups have Homeschool Graduation programs. Some groups are for their members only…and other groups allow any homeschoolers to come celebrate the accomplishment together. Homeschool Graduation Programs Here’s a […]

Is CPR Required for High School Health?

Is CPR required for High school health in South Carolina? And how does it affect homeschoolers? What does it all mean anyway? We have a new law that has gone into effect here in SC. The buzz about it is making the rounds on social media. So, let’s take a closer look at it and talk […]

Homeschool Proms and Dances

When do homeschoolers socialize? Don’t you miss out of fun things like Proms and Dances? Nope…not at all. We have lots of homeschool proms and dances going on. Here’s a list of groups and events going on. I’m including some details about the local group that is hosting the event, too. Most of the events […]