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 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. Our plans include optional educational workshops, projects, classes, and field trips that will encourage a collaborative learning environment for students, as well as a supportive community for parents. Whether you need us only for Third Option coverage, or want to participate fully in our online (and offline) community, 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 join us on our trips without becoming a member. If you want to become a member to participate in our online educational community, that's fine, too. We'd love for you to join us!
My family gave me a tall order.
My husband started it all with: "As
long as you're planning all these trips anyway, see if you
can schedule in a volcano. I've always wanted to see
"Um, honey, you already saw one when we were in Italy. You know... Mt. Vesuvius... that teeny, tiny, insignificant volcano that buried that little town called Pompeii? Yeah. That one."
"That doesn't count... I didn't see anything shooting out of the top."
It didn't matter one bit to him that it's still an active volcano, with a infamous history that's amazingly preserved in the ruins of Pompeii (where we spent an amazing day, by the way).
Sigh... I added a smoke-or-lava-coming-out-of-the-top volcano to my list.
My daughter read about rain forests in an Ask magazine and said, "Mom, as long as you're planning all these trips anyway, can you add one to a rain forest? I really want to see one before they all disappear."
"We're already going to see a rainforest, sweetie. In Alaska. Isn't it cool that there's a rainforest right here in the United States?"
She wasn't impressed. "No, Mom! I mean a rainforest rainforest! Like where there are monkeys and pretty poisonous frogs and cloud forests and everything!"
"Oh. That kind of rain forest," I muttered, adding it to my list.
My youngest son, who would spend all his time doing nothing if I'd let him, said, "You know, Mom, as long as you're planning all these trips anyway, can you plan one at a beach where I can just sit and watch the waves roll in while I sip a drink?"
So I gave up and planned a trip to Costa Rica, where we can see a very active, hopefully-something-coming-out-of-it volcano; get close and personal with rainforests, monkeys, and cloud forests galore; and, of course, spend a day sipping drinks at the beach. How can anything be more important than that?
As long as I'm planning all these trips anyway...
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• Washington DC trip!
• Disney World trip!
• Marine Science & History Camp
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August 30, September 6
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