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 […]

Homeschool Grade Levels

In another post, we discussed various grade level guidelines. Now, let’s consider how to determine your homeschool grade levels. You’re standing in line at the grocery store. The clerk begins making chit-chat with you and your kids. And then she asks your child: What grade are you in? It’s the dreaded question many homeschoolers do […]

What is the Best Homeschool Curriculum?

This is a frequent question from new homeschoolers: What is the best homeschool curriculum? How do you choose the right curriculum? You want to keep your kids on track and there’s so many curriculum choices out there. Which one should you choose? Homeschool curriculum is big business. There’s so many curriculum choices and methods. It’s […]

Tax Credits for Homeschoolers in SC

In a previous post, we talked about tax break hesitancy among homeschoolers. Current legislation for 2021-2022 has a couple bills offering tax breaks again. So, let’s delve into the idea of tax credits for homeschoolers in SC. Homeschoolers have mixed reactions about tax breaks and deductions. You might think that we would automatically support this. […]

Current SC Legislation 2021-2022

Thanks for your interest and concern on current SC legislation 2021-2022. I provide this information to help us all keep informed. If you have information on pending legislation that might affect homeschooling, please email the homeschoolingsc@gmail.com or Facebook message the SC Homeschooling Connection. This post was updated:12/14/2021. I encourage you to look back at previous sessions to […]

Help! My Child Wants to Go Back to School

Help! My child wants to go back to school! What happens when your child doesn’t like the changes and just wants to go back to school? You’re just a few weeks into your homeschooling–and you’re not sure if this was the right move. My Child Wants to Go Back To School Sometimes it’s actually the […]

Are SC Homeschool Laws Invasive?

In a previous post, we discussed whether the minimum standards are enough. Today, I’d like to take a look at the opposite criticism that SC Homeschool laws are invasive. Are SC Homeschool Laws Invasive? New residents in SC who have homeschooled elsewhere sometimes express how strict our homeschool laws are compared to where they lived […]

Abuse Awareness Month

April is abuse awareness month. Join us in focusing on preventing abuse before it escalates by promoting Pinwheels for Prevention. This blog was born because of a legislation that proposed to supposedly prevent child abusers from “hiding” under South Carolina’s homeschool law. Now, it the time for the homeschool community to consider these concerns and […]

Education Savings Accounts in SC Legislation

Let’s talk about Education Savings Accounts in South Carolina Legislation. This post has been updated for 2021-2022 Legislative Session. We currently have two bills that have already been introduced in 2020 session H3976. If passed will create “Education Scholarship Accounts.” This funding  is also known as Education Savings account or ESAs. This opportunity has been proposed […]

Above and Beyond the Minimums

In a previous post, we discussed the minimum requirements of the law are enough. But, I also believe in inspiring excellence in one another, above and beyond the minimums of what the law require. In my opinion, the homeschool law is very common sense stuff that you would want to do anyway. Even if the […]

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