180 Day Reports Due

In a previous post we talked about what the 180 days requirement means. Now, it’s that time of year again when 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 […]

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 […]

SC End of Course Exams

If you have a high schooler that you are going to enroll back into a public school, you need to know about SC End of Course Exams. It’s one of the complications that can interfere with your homeschool credits transferring to the public school. Let’s try to walk thru this re-enrollment process as smoothly as […]

Report Card Preparation Service

In a previous post, I explain what a semi-annual progress report means if you’re continuing on in homeschooling. You don’t necessarily need a report card. But, there are times when you will want to prepare an official report card. Many accountability associations provide assistance to their members whenever they are dealing with public schools and […]

Create Your Own High School Course

You can create your own high school course for anything. In a previous post, we talked about course credits in basic record-keeping for high school. Let’s talk some more about how to document your own course for high school credit. There are two basic ways to think about a high school credit. One is covering a […]

Grade Level Guidelines and Standards

What sort of grade level guidelines and standards should homeschoolers follow? As you take on the responsibility of educating our own kids, some of you are wondering what you should be doing at each grade level. How do you know if you’re “keeping up with the schools”? There are not any specific objectives in homeschool […]

SC Uniform Grade Scale

As you work on your parent-made transcript for your high schooler, here’s what you need to know about the SC Uniform Grade Scale. We’ve got this unique and complicated grade scale system set forth by the Department of Education. All public schools and most private schools utilize this policy. You may be wondering why it matters […]

Lesson Plan Examples

Let’s take a look at some lesson plan examples. In a previous post, I explained about homeschool record-keeping requirements. Now, let’s see more about the details and format of lesson plans (or journals). Homeschool law in South Carolina requires you to do lesson plans or a journal. But, what should they look like? What details […]

How do Unschoolers Document Learning?

Homeschool law in South Carolina mandates some basic record-keeping requirements. So, what if you are an unschooler and you don’t actually plan ahead? This is how one unschooler does her journal. How do unschoolers document learning? How do we maintain the records required by law?  These are the most frequently asked questions I hear when talking with other […]

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