2015-2016 Homeschool Enrollment Numbers

In January each year, Homeschool Association directors send their homeschool enrollment numbers to the respective school districts. This is part of what the law requires here. So, while the districts are busy tallying this year’s numbers, let’s take a look at the 2015-2016 Homeschool enrollment numbers. I got a copy of the Home School Survey conducted Winter […]

Are Minimum Standards of the Law Enough?

Are minimum standards of the law enough for homeschool oversight? How can we be sure that associations are providing sufficient oversight with minimal requirements and minimal services? Can parents really be trusted to provide quality education? Maybe you’ve encountered questions like this…or maybe you’ve wondered this about our fellow homeschoolers. Or maybe you have even questioned yourself–can this […]

Homeschoolers Participate in School Choice Week

This week is National School Choice Week! This celebration happens every year in the last week of January–raising public awareness about educational options, while underscoring the need for even more opportunities. Schools, organizations and individuals are hosting local events to celebrate their school of choice. National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness […]

What’s NOT Required by South Carolina Homeschool Law?

What’s NOT required by South Carolina homeschool law? It’s important in know what homeschool parents ARE required to do and are responsible for according to South Carolina Homeschool Law. In previous posts, we’ve covered lots of topics about Getting Started Homeschooling. But, it’s also really important to know what’s NOT required by the South Carolina Homeschool Law. Where ever […]

Policy Issue Resolution at Department of Ed

This is a follow-up on the post I recently shared about the Policy Change at the Department of Education. The policy issue has come to a satisfactory resolution! The Department of Education has restored the list of associations published on their website, including the association that had been previously removed. This post may contain affiliate links. Any purchases […]

Policy Change at Department of Education

This is a notice of a policy change at the South Carolina Department of Education–and how it affects us, as homeschoolers: The Department of Education sent out a notice to all Homeschool Association Directors yesterday (July 27, 2016) notifying us that they find no legal reasoning to post a listing of Homeschool Associations on their […]

SC Homeschool Numbers 2014-2015

Each year, accountability associations send their homeschool numbers reports to each school district. For many years, I’ve wondered where do those numbers go from there? Does anyone tally up the total number in the state? How could we find out the total? Well, someone at the Department of Education actually has it–and gave me a copy. […]

Tax Breaks, Funding and Homeschoolers, Oh My!

This time of year, everyone wants to know “do homeschoolers get a tax break?” The short answer is nope. Whenever this issue comes up here in South Carolina, homeschoolers are divided. Some favor it. Others oppose it. So, let’s talk about tax breaks. Let’s talk about terminology. When we talk about tax breaks, we use a variety of terms. Tax […]

Find and Contact your SC Legislator

Find and contact your legislator. Open the lines of communication about homeschooling rights and freedoms. Maybe even thank them for supporting and advocating for homeschoolers. Do you know how to contact your representatives? It’s very easy to draft a note or leave a voicemail with your input and opinion about any legislative issues. But, I […]

Equal Access Law in South Carolina

Read the Equal Access Law for yourself. I’ve highlighted the most important points for homeschoolers to know. Click here to read more about the process for How to Participate in Equal Access. The original source can also be found here: SC Code of Laws Title 59 Education, Chapter 63 Pupils Generally, Section 100 59-63-100 Participation in […]