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. […]

Community Bible Church Christian Homeschoolers

Service Area: Beaufort Area Office Location: P.O. Box 119  •  Beaufort, SC 29901 Cost: $30, encouraged to also join HSLDA Limited membership: Active participation and doctrinal statement of Community Bible Church. Member Services: Accountability coverage, transcript assistance, class ranking, support meetings, park days, co-op, a homeschooling conference that are open to anyone in our homeschooling […]

The Academy Of Home Education

Service Area: Statewide Office location: 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd. Greenville, SC 29614 Cost: $75 application fee, plus the annual administrative fee upon acceptance: First Student $175, Second Student $140, Each Additional Student $125 Member Services: Membership documents, newsletters, report card/transcript preparation, guidance/consultation, required annual standardized testing, graduation, Earn “Cash for College” credits toward degree from […]

SAFE in HEARLD5

Service Area: Lexington, Richland and surrounding counties Office Location: P.O. Box 1743, Irmo, SC 29063 Cost: $5/student $25/high school family, plus membership in HEARLD5 Support group & HSLDA (required) Applications deadline: Sept 1. Member Services: Membership documents, class ranking, support group. Optional transcript preparation Record Keeping Due: 90-day form due February 15; 180-day form due […]

Homeward Education Association

Service Area: Statewide Office Location: 6 Professional Court, Sumter, SC 29150 Office hours: Monday through Thursday 1 pm until 5 pm Cost: $30 per student $60.00 maximum per family High school fees: $30 Applications close for the current year in April Member Services: Membership documents, minimal phone and email support, class ranking, graduation ceremony, lending […]

Carolina Homeschooler

Service Area: Statewide Office location: Virtual organization, email support only (usually answered within 24 hours), based in Lancaster, SC) Cost: $75/one student, plus $25/each additional Early bird discounts offered from January through April each year. Application deadline: Fall Member Services: Membership letter, membership card, frequent newsletters, homeschool guidance and support, field trips, park days, events, educational […]

At Home in the Lowcountry Homeschool Association

  At Home In the Lowcountry Service Area: Statewide Office Location: 143 Wilton Street, Goose Creek, SC 29445 Cost: $30 per family, Applications accepted year round Member Services: Membership documentation, Member Cards, “Starting to Homeschool” workshops. Unlimited phone and email support, class ranking, graduation ceremony and diploma. Optional: Transcript preparation, Teaching Coach for parents who need […]

What is SCHEA?

What is SCHEA anyway? South Carolina Homeschool Educator’s Association is a statewide support network. Their nickname is their initials which are pronounced as a word: “SKEE-uh.” “Associations” is a buzz word in South Carolina homeschooling that usually indicates 3rd option accountability organization. But, SCHEA considers themselves a statewide support group and does not provide 3rd option accountability. […]

REACH the TOP (RTT)

This post was proofread by Grammarly “REACH the TOP (RTT) is exclusively for members of REACH support group. By keeping RTT under the REACH umbrella, we limit our group geographically and encourage our membership to be local. We don’t think we can adequately service homeschoolers from every corner of the state. If we all belong to […]

Equal Access Law in South Carolina

Read the Equal Access Law for yourself. I’ve highlighted the most important points for homeschoolers to know. Click here to read more about the process for How to Participate in Equal Access. The original source can also be found here: SC Code of Laws Title 59 Education, Chapter 63 Pupils Generally, Section 100 59-63-100 Participation in […]