When is the Deadline to Renew Your Homeschool Registration?

When is the deadline to renew your homeschool registration? This is a question that comes up on the local discussion groups. Let’s take a moment to clear up some of the confusion. Deadline to Renew Let’s start with the law. What does the law say? The law says that all children from 5 to 17 […]

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 […]

Important Homeschool Documents from Your Association

When you register with your accountability, you’ll be issued some important documents that verify you are legally compliant. These are some of the important documents to obtain from your association director. Some of these documents are not automatically issued, so you might need to request them. Talk to your association director about their procedures for obtaining […]

How to Homeschool in South Carolina: Getting Started

Whether you are new to the state or just getting started, here’s what you need to know about how to homeschool in South Carolina. Welcome to homeschooling in SC! Click here if you’re withdrawing a child from public school.  Click here if you want to know more about compulsory attendance requirements. So, you’ve decided to homeschool…and […]

180 Day Reports Due

It’s that time of year again! Your association says: “180 day reports due.” Yes, it’s true. No matter what association or accountability option you chose–you have an end of the year report to do. Please don’t say that your association doesn’t have a 180 day report. I promise they do. And it’s important. Even if […]

Honors Framework Guideline

In a previous post, I’ve talked about What Counts as an Honors Credit. This is a great reference for those of us who are working on college admissions. If your high schooler is transferring back to public school, you need to know about this Honors Framework Guideline from the Department of Education. Some associations are […]

Buzzword of the Day: Accredited

Today we have a new buzzword: Accredited. I have heard this word more in the past few weeks than I’ve heard for years before. For some reason, this is suddenly a big concern. At least, for public school officials in South Carolina. Do you look for programs that are accredited? Do you know what it […]

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 […]

3 Reasons You Should Keep Good Homeschool Records

You should keep good homeschool records. Not because the law requires you to do it. Ok, yeah. Here in South Carolina, the law does require you to maintain good homeschool records. But, that’s not the reason you should. This post contains affiliate links. Any purchases thru the links will pay me a small commission. If […]

Homeschool Record Keeping 101

Welcome to South Carolina’s Homeschool Record Keeping 101. The 411 on everything you need to get started. The basics of what’s required in the law. No matter which accountability option you choose–these are the gonna be required.