Example Homeschool Daily Schedule

What is the homeschool daily schedule supposed to be? As you get started homeschooling, you might be wondering what a day of homeschooling should be. What’s enough school work? A traditional school day is 6-8 hours long. So when we start homeschooling, it feels like that is the amount of time we should be investing […]

Corona Virus Homeschool Attendance Days

Public schools are now closed due to social distancing quartine policies. So, what happens with our corona virus homeschool attendance days? I’ve seen several discussions recently about how all this affects our 180-day requirement. We are living in very unusual times. Previously planned events and activities are all canceling and our schedules are turned upside […]

Do Homeschoolers Get a Diploma in SC?

Do homeschoolers get a diploma in SC? If they don’t get a diploma, then how do they graduate? In a previous post, I discussed the buzzword “accredited” which is related to this question about the diploma. The South Carolina Department of Education disclaimer notice says they “do not accredit, endorse, support, or recommend any home […]

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 […]

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