Public and Private Virtual Schools in South Carolina

Public and private virtual schools are often confused with homeschooling. There may be some similarities, but there are some very important distinctions about legalities and funding. The laws that govern these schools are different from Homeschools. Funding is different, because public funding is not available to homeschoolers (and many homeschoolers actively oppose such funding measures). Note: These Virtual Schools […]

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 […]

The Quintessential Holiday Party Game

Today, I’m sharing the Quintessential Holiday Party Game. It’ll test your memory and your reflexes. It’s a real hit for all ages! This party game is holiday tradition at my house. We’ve played with: cousins siblings aunts/uncles grandparents children adults friends co-workers people we’ve never met before people we haven’t seen in years people we […]

20 Random Facts about Me

Hi! I’m the old gal behind the blog. I thought it would be nice to share a bit more details about me–that you might not know already. Here’s 20 random facts about me: I compulsively crush candy–and I need you to send me more lives, please. I’m not a morning person, even though I’m often awake […]

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 […]

How to Withdraw A Child from South Carolina Public School

You’ve decided to homeschool! This is how to withdraw a child from public school in South Carolina. You are starting an exciting and scary new venture. You want this to be a smooth transition. Here’s 5  easy steps to transition from traditional school to homeschool. 1. Register with an accountability option. We have 3 options in the South Carolina […]

Meet the NEW Director at TSCHAA

I’d like to introduce the new director at The South Carolina Homeschool Accountability Association, also known by its initials TSCHAA. In the past years, unresolved complaints about this association reached the Better Business Bureau, the SC Department of Education, social media and even Yelp.  I reached out to the previous director to bring these complaints […]

College Preview Days: Fall 2016

See what’s happening at College Preview Days. Choosing the college that’s right for you is an important decision. The sooner you can figure out what college you might want to go to and what course of study you might want to pursue–then you can tailor your high school courses toward that goal. So, consider what doors […]

Important High School Information You NEED to Know

Important High school information you should know–changes in policies and opportunities that affect us as homeschoolers in South Carolina. Last week, I attended a conference for High School Guidance counselors. I learned a lot and took pages of notes from the various college recruiters. I have a bag full of brochures to go thru and sort […]

Book Review: Contact with Ancient America

Today I’m reviewing the book: Contact with Ancient America by Ida Jane Gallagher and Warren Dexter. I met Ida Jane at the Lowcountry Homeschool Convention, where she was promoting her book. Her knowledge on the subject is impressive since she has spent more than 28 years researching and personally investigating. Her passion is contagious and I got a […]