Common Homeschool Transcript Mistakes

In a previous post, I explained how to make your own parent-made transcript. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the common homeschool transcript mistakes to avoid. Image by Steve Johnson from Pixabay As homeschool parents, we want the doors of opportunity to open for our students. If we want equal opportunities for […]

How to Document Unstructured Playtime

In a previous post about best advice for new homeschoolers, we encourage you to play more. But how do you document unstructured playtime? Our culture suffers from chronic busyness. We feel the pressure to schedule assignments and activities for every waking moment. Plus, we’re required to document the school activities. The weight of responsiblity feels […]

Record-Keeping: What’s the Point?

I’ve talked before about some reasons why you should keep good homeschool records. The law says to do it, yes. But what’s the point of record-keeping anyway? The point of record-keeping is for YOUR own benefit. You are the one who is looking at the records. Homeschooling is hard and it’s natural to doubt yourself […]

Transcript Assistance Service

In a previous post, I explain about how to write your own parent made transcript. You should compile a final transcript for your homeschool grad. It is a forever document that will open the doors of opportunity–now or later. Even if your student’s current plans do not require a transcript. Their plans may change later […]

What is Option 1?

I chose Option 1 for my homeschool accountability for several years. Let’s talk about what is Option 1. So we can clear up some of the confusion about it. In South Carolina, we have three homeschool accountability options. These are the codes of law that allow you to homeschool. Most of us choose an accountability […]

K-12 Program Options: Public, Private and Homeschool

Compulsory attendance law says that when child turns five years old by September 1, the student is required to attend school. Somewhere. When you decide to enroll somewhere outside the traditional brick-and-mortar building, it gets a bit more confusing. For example: K-12 program options fall under Public, Private and Homeschool attendance laws. Many curriculum programs […]

How to Enroll your Child BACK in School

Today we’re going to talk about how to enroll your child back in school, here in South Carolina. In a previous post, I’ve explained how to withdraw your child from public school. But, now let’s clarify how to transition back in to school. Whether you have homeschooled all along or just for a little while–there […]

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 […]

Does *THIS* Count as School?

Does *THIS* count as school? Fill in the blank. This common question demonstrates one of the basic qualifications to homeschool. We worry about these things…when we have our children’s best interests at heart. What “counts” as school? If it counts, does it count a whole day…or just half a day? Does *THIS* count? Does this […]

Free Printable Report Card

This free printable report card is especially for 3rd Option homeschoolers in South Carolina. This form is for your personal use. Please do not duplicate it for resale. Record-keeping Requirements Our record-keeping requirements in South Carolina says that we will conduct a “semi-annual” assessment of student progress. That could be a report card, but it […]