Need information about homeschooling in South Carolina? We're here to help! The different areas of our website will tell you more about us, explain how to legally homeschool in SC, answer a lot of the questions newcomers ask, provide information about local events and group trips, provide links to resources, and help you connect with our community and local support groups.
Need an association to comply with SC's homeschool law?
We've recently expanded to provide Third Option membership as mandated by Section 59-65-47 in the SC Code of Laws. Our membership services focus on providing an interactive online community for students and parents, as well as outside field trips and classes. Whether you need us to comply with SC's "third option" homeschool law, or just want to take advantage of our online (and offline) community and events, we hope you'll consider joining us for the 2013-2014 school year.
Many of the resources at this site aren't specific to SC, and you can still participate in many of our events and trips without becoming a member. If you want to become a member to join us for our online (and offline) educational community, that's fine, too. We'd love to have you with us!
My husband's been shaking his head and rolling his
eyes at me more than usual lately. He thinks
I may be overdoing it, but he just doesn't
understand. I actually like planning and organizing
all this stuff. If that makes
me crazy, then I'm having a great time being crazy.
Providing new 3rd Option services for SC homeschoolers this school year has been very fulfilling. We've enjoyed coordinating special events for our members and helping our seniors with their post-high school plans - whether they're working through the college application and scholarship process, or planning to begin their careers straight out of high school.
We've also had fun forming an interactive online learning community. Right now the book groups are the most popular (which thrills me since reading is my absolute favorite thing to do, even more than eating chocolate, and that's saying something). Hopefully we can build on that to sneak in some writing - but don't tell the kids yet... let them enjoy the holidays first.
In between all of that, we've been working ahead to coordinate trips and events for 2014. So far we have two exhibits (101 Inventions, and Van Gogh Alive), and two camps (Space Camp and Aviation Challenge) on the calendar. Soon I'll be able to add our annual trips to Disney World and Washington DC, and our Fort Caswell Coastal Retreat.
To top things off, we've been working even farther ahead to plan another trip to Italy in 2015. We had an amazing time together in 2012 and I can't wait to go back!
I've enjoyed the first half of this school year so much (in spite of my husband's eye rolling!), and appreciate everyone who has joined us on our journey. Have a warm and wonderful Christmas, and get ready for an amazing new year together!
• Space Camp
• Aviation Challenge
• 101 Inventions that Changed the World! exhibit
• Van Gogh Alive exhibit
• Membership services for SC's 3rd Option homeschoolers
We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions about our website, events, and trips. Email or write to us at:
PO Box 1421
Lancaster SC 29721
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USS Yorktown overnight camp
Art History class
Registration deadline for Rocketry Lab
Space Mission 4-12 registration deadline
Van Gogh Alive registration deadline
Van Gogh Alive exhibit
March 5-14, 2015