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 […]

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. […]

Tax Breaks, Funding and Homeschoolers, Oh My!

This time of year, everyone wants to know “do homeschoolers get a tax break?” The short answer is nope. Whenever this issue comes up here in South Carolina, homeschoolers are divided. Some favor it. Others oppose it. So, let’s talk about tax breaks. Let’s talk about terminology. When we talk about tax breaks, we use a variety of terms. Tax […]

Homeschoolers Participate in School Choice Week

I believe in preserving and promoting homeschooling. I believe in elevating homeschooling to the best it can be. That’s why I started this blog in the first place. Home education is an excellence option we have for our children. National School Choice Week is a celebration every year in the last week of January. It’s […]

I Put My Child Back into Public School

I put my child back in public school. I’ve talked before about how to re-enroll in a public school. But, today I’d like to talk about *why* I decided to put my child into public school. Just one child, while I continued to homeschool the other two. Homeschooling isn’t for every one. It might not […]

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 […]

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 […]

Child Advocacy Summit at Harvard

My social networks have been buzzing with some recent news about a Child Advocacy Summit at Harvard. It’s a “crisis” that affects our homeschool rights. I have some thoughts about it that I’ve collected into a blog post not just sprinkled around the social forums. It’s ok if you disagree with me. Please discuss it […]

Normalizing Homeschooling

We’re living in very unusual times with social distancing recommendations turning to shelter in place policies. The rest of the world is getting a peek into the mysterious concept of homeschooling. We’re opening the lines of communications that could move public perceptions toward normalizing homeschooling. Homeschooling has been legal for decades. Yet, those of us […]

SC Homeschool Enrollment Numbers

In January each year, Homeschool Association directors send their homeschool enrollment numbers to the respective school districts. This is part of what the law requires here. So, while the districts are busy tallying this year’s numbers, let’s take a look at the SC Homeschool enrollment numbers from previous years. I’m not sure what the numbers […]

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