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Explorations 4 Kids
Learn to drive online now! DriversEd.com - your ticket to freedom.
Our online South Carolina drivers ed course is worth a half (0.5) Carnegie Unit. Study online at your own pace, wherever and whenever you want.
The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas:
500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12
by Linda Dobson
Kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more for your homeschooling needs.
Making the Grade
Everything Your 3rd Grader Needs to Know
by Micki Pflug
The book gives parents guiding principles for teaching reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. Other grades on this link, too.
Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner
by Kathy Kuhl
Covers children with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and other difficulties.
Creative Home Schooling:
A Resource Guide for Smart Families
by Lisa Rivero
Features interviews and tips from many homeschool parents as well as long lists of resources.
Homeschooling: The Teen Years:
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- To 18-Year Old
by Cafi Cohen
This book reveals the adventure and rewards as well as the special challenges of working with this age group.
Free Range Learning
How Homeschooling Changes Everything
by Laura Grace Weldon
Eye-opening data about the meaning and importance of natural learning.
40 Crime-Solving, Case-Breaking, Crook-Catching Activities for Kids
by Pam Walker, Elaine Wood
Like real-life forensic scientists, students observe carefully, organize and record data, think critically, and conduct simple test to solve crimes ranging from theft and dog-napping to vandalism and water pollution.
- Computer Literacy
- Fine Arts
- General Interest
- Health & Fitness
- Language Arts
- Science Experiments
- * Astronomy
- * Biology
- * Earth Science
- * Chemistry
- * Physics
- Social Studies
South Carolina Homeschooling
At Home In The Low Country Homeschool Association
An association that is available to our members at any time. We are here to assist you with your homeschool needs.
A statewide network which supports, informs, and
encourages South Carolina's Third Option homeschoolers.
Foothills Accountability Association
All curriculums and methods of homeschooling are encouraged and welcome as long as schooling is performed in a reasonable and diligent fashion.
Grace Home School Association
Marion - Grace is a legal, alternate source of approval for home
schooling parents. Established in 1990 as an organization to
coordinate and establish academic standards and to provide support
services for home schools and private schools.
Greenwood Christian School Home Educators Association
GCSHEA has curriculum review committees that review all applications and Attendance and Academic Schedule/Evaluation forms submitted for membership.
Homeward Education Association
Sumter - Provides families with a legal option in home schooling .
Maintains the minimum required records by law and more.
Insights On Education
The decision to home school often comes after the start of school. If you have made such a decision, please know that IOE has year-round enrollment.
New System School
This is not a home school satellite situation, but a private religious school with a faculty and non-institutional campus arrangement.
Palmetto Homeschool Association
Lancaster - Non-profit organization whose purpose is to act as
a liaison between homeschooling families, their school districts,
and the State Department of Education.
Palmetto Independent Educators
Aiken - PIE provides the security of a proper legal covering
while giving the freedom to choose and implement an educational
program that best fits your children's needs.
Palmetto State Association of Homeschools
Located in Gaffney, SC. If you are a current member of PSAH and you would like to sign up for this web site, please go to the contact tab and register your email and password. New applications accepted year around. 864-381-7724 (office).
Parent's Association for Christian Education in South Carolina
PACESC is a "Third Option" reporting agency in accordance
with South Carolina Law Section 59-65-47. Our goal is to
provide a legal alternative for parents to home school at an
Piedmont Home Educators' Association
Here you can find information about home schooling options, local support groups, how to start home schooling, and an application for registering with PHEA.
The South Carolina Homeschool Accountability Association
We help homeschoolers adhere to the law as a 3rd option Accountability group, with the great rate of only $10 per year per family.
Vine and Branches Home Educators
VBHE is a Christian organization, though we welcome and encourage families of all faiths to join. As a service to Horry and Georgetown Counties, VBHE offers 3rd option legal accountability required by the South Carolina Law 59-65-47.
South Carolina Association
of Independent Home Schools
Irmo - SCAIHS is a non-profit, voluntary association of independent
home schools which accredits home schooling programs.
Directory of Accountability Associations
An accountability association is an organization operated by
homeschoolers that provides a means of legal compliance for its
members under SC homeschool statutes 59-65-45 and 59-65-47. Each
organization has its own policies and membership fees. Provided
South Carolina Home Educators Association
SCHEA is a statewide support organization of parents who have
chosen to home educate their children in South Carolina.
Getting Started Home Schooling Workshop
Many dates. Presented monthly by SCAIHS at their office, 930 Knox Abbott Drive in Cayce. Free, but preregister by calling (803) 454-0427. Email address on site.
See also: Past
Events in South Carolina
South Carolina Field Trips
Educational places to visit in South Carolina.
South Carolina Education Code For Homeschooling
AN A TO Z RESOURCE
Not intended as legal advice. Laws for your information only.
59-65-47 Third Option Law & Explanations
Carolina Homeschooler explains the various sections of this law
and how to comply with it. Be sure to also read their FAQs.
Carolina Homeschooler Discussion Forums
Interested in meeting other homeschoolers in South Carolina?
Want to talk about your homeschooling journey with others who'll
Carolina Homeschooler Mail Lists
We offer a variety of email mailing lists to serve the needs
of our members and those interested in homeschooling in South
Charlotte Mason in South Carolina
CMinSC is an email list for families and educators in South Carolina
interested in learning about the Charlotte Mason philosophy of
education. Moderated by Tammy Glaser.
Gifted Homeschoolers in South Carolina
We started this group in April 2010 in order for families to share resources and serve as a local support network for those who choose to homeschool their gifted children.
This is a mailing list for people who home schooling or are thinking
of homeschooling in South Carolina. Kids and Parents alike!
SC Homeschooling Discussion Group
For SC homeschoolers, those thinking about homeschooling in this
state, or newcomers to SC who want to know more about the way
we do homeschooling around here.
School's Out Support
a volunteer-driven, South Carolina statewide organization whose mission is to support and promote unschooling, provide information, monitor and influence legislation, offer opportunities for families to get together, and empower families to make the choices that respect the rights, needs and aspirations of their children. SOS welcomes anyone with an interest in unschooling.
South Carolina HS Times
CHASE SC and NBHSA jointly announce this wonderful homeschool
resource! An inclusive and tolerant place for all homeschoolers
across South Carolina to meet, discuss issues, share ideas, information,
and to get to know the other issues going on across the state.
South Carolina Secular Homeschooling
An inclusive South Carolina homeschooling group for sharing secular materials and ideas. All religions are welcome as long as members can be tolerant of other's viewpoints. This is not an atheist or anti-religious group, we simply acknowledge that homeschooling parents from all walks of life can coexist and assist each other in the homeschool process.
Lots of information about homeschooling in SC. Legal requirements
and FAQ areas. We also have message boards and other resources
for to talk to other homeschoolers in SC.
Homeschool Resources Directory Updates
The purpose of this loop is to disseminate information throughout
the school year that was past the print date for the Homeschool
Low Country Homeschool Support Groups
Ashley, Berkeley, Bluffton, Beaufort, Dorchester, Goose Creek, Charleston, Hardeeville, Hilton Head, Mt. Pleasant, Okatie, Ridgeland, Summerville.
Midlands Homeschool Support Groups
Aiken, Blythewood, Camden, Columbia, Eastover, Elgin, Irmo, Leesville, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, Swansea.
Pee Dee Homeschool Support Groups
Cheraw, Chesterfield, Bennettsville, Darlington, Florence, Hamlet, Hartsville, Lamar, Myrtle Beach, Rockingham, Timmonsville, Wadesboro.
Upstate Homeschool Support Groups
Anderson, Belton, Cherokee, Chesnee, Easley, Fort Mill, Greenville, Greenwood, Joanna, Lancaster, Mauldin, Pacolet, Piedmont, Powdersville, Rock Hill, Seneca, Simpsonville, Spartanburg, Surfside, Travelers Rest, Union, York.
Support Group Lists
Other websites with substantial and recent lists of homeschool support groups in South Carolina.
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- Recommended books to help you Homeschool
- First Year of Homeschooling Your Child:
- Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start
- by Linda Dobson
- Many of today's families are opting to teach their children at home. The first hurdle these families face is getting started.
- kindle edition
- Home Learning Year by Year:
How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School
- by Rebecca Rupp
- A structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school.
- kindle edition
- Homeschooling the Child with Autism:
- Answers to the Top Questions Parents and Professionals Ask
- by Patricia Schetter, et al
- This practical, highly accessible guide answers parents' and professionals' questions about teaching children with autism spectrum disorders at home.
- The Unschooling Handbook:
- How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom
- by Mary Griffith
- Unschooling is a homeschooling method based on the belief that kids learn best when allowed to pursue their natural curiosities and interests.
- kindle edition
- Homeschooling for Dummies
- by Jennifer Kaufeld
- If, like many parents, you're wondering whether homeschooling can be the solution you're looking for, then you'll be happy to know that the answer is yes.
- kindle edition
- 100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum:
- Choosing The Right Curriculum And Approach For Your Child's Learning Style
- by Cathy Duffy
- Christian. Widely-recognized curriculum expert Cathy Duffy walks you through the curriculum selection process.
- Home Schooling Children with Special Needs
- (3rd Edition)
- by Sharon Hensley
- This book would be very helpful to any homeschooling parent with a "high needs" child, whether or not the child has a disability label.