Homeschooling in South Carolina

Anderson Home School Association
Email: ahsainfo@charter.net
http://andersonhomeschool.net/
Through our member support meetings, guest speakers, field trips, educational classes, sports opportunities, and many group activities, we offer a friendly and fun homeschooling community to both beginning and veteran homeschoolers.

Carolina Home Educators Family Support
http://chefsgroup.org/
All homeschooling families from Cheraw, Chesterfield, Bennettsville, Rockingham, Hamlet, Wadesboro, and the surrounding areas are invited to join Carolina Home Educators Family Support (CHEFS). We are a local support group providing educational opportunities & support for homeschooling families in our area.

Carolina Homeschooler
Email: director@carolinahomeschooler.com
http://www.carolinahomeschooler.com/
The Carolina Homeschooler network formed in 2004 to increase communication and support for South Carolina's Third Option homeschoolers. Third Option homeschoolers are those who choose to register through an accountability association which operates under Section 59-65-47 (the third option) of the SC Code of Laws.

Christian Home Educators of Laurens County
Email: jimdfamily@hotmail.com
http://chelc.net/
We are located in Laurens County, SC. Here are some of the activities and resources we have to offer: Co-Op Classes, Field Trips, Fun Days. CHELC lso offers a Newsletter, Mobile Library, and Phone and Email Chains.

Easley Home Educators
http://www.yourservant.com/homeskool/
EHE is a support group seeking to provide support and encouragement to those families who are home schooling their children in an environment conducive to good moral and philosophical instruction, with a traditional Judeo/Christian emphasis.

Fort Mill Area Homeschoolers
Email: info@fortmillhomeschoolers.com
http://www.fortmillhomeschoolers.com/
FMAH (Fort Mill Area Homeschoolers) is a support group for home schooling families in the Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Indian Land, and Rock Hill area. We have joined together to encourage and support one another as we educate our children at home.

Homeward Education Association
Email: rachelward@homewarded.com
http://www.homewarded.com/
Associations are a great way to legally home school in South Carolina with the minimum amount of restrictions placed on the home schooling family! By home schooling through an association, a family has more freedom in the choice of their curriculum and style of learning. The low cost of third option associations are also a plus!

Lowcountry Christian Home Educators Association
http://www.homeschool-life.com/sc/lchea/
We are a non-profit, Christian support group established for home-educating parents in the Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties of South Carolina.

The Network of Inclusive Coastal Home Educators, N.I.C.H.E.
http://photo6keiki.tripod.com/NICHE/
A Myrtle Beach to Pawley's Island Home Schooling Support Group. Mission Statement: N.I.C.H.E. is a diverse support group of home educating families tolerant of all members' differences, be they religious, educational or political in nature. Thus we are inclusive and welcoming to all who desire to educate their own children in an atmosphere of mutual respect, tolerance and fun.

PACE South Carolina
Email: info@pacesc.com
http://www.pacesc.com/
PACESC is an accountability association that enables families in SC to exercise their right to homeschool thier own children under SC Code of Law 59-65-47.

Palmetto Independent Educators, PIE
Email: admin@homeschoolingwithpie.org
http://www.homeschoolingwithpie.org/
It is our goal to help families who are considering home schooling to find the support and information they need. This resource is organized into several steps that will help you become familiar with home schooling, state law, accountability associations, support groups and much more.

Palmetto State Association of Homeschools
Email: psah.sc@gmail.com
http://www.palmettostate.org/
P.S.A.H operates under the third option of home school law in South Carolina, Amendment 59-65-47.

Palmetto Teen Group
http://www.palmettoteengroup.org/
The Palmetto Teen Group provides service, educational, and social opportunities in a Christian atmosphere for middle and high school homeschoolers in York County, SC and the surrounding area.

School's Out Support Accountability Association
Email: kbcdlovejo@aol.com
http://www.schoolsoutsupport.com/
School's Out Support (SOS) Accountability Association is a secular, minimally-invasive organization created for the purpose of providing an Option 3 (59-65-47) accountability association for unschoolers and relaxed homeschoolers in South Carolina.

South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools
http://www.scaihs.org/
We are here to support and serve you--from the time your child begins formal education until he/she graduates from high school. Recognizing that parents have differing needs, goals, and expectations, we have designed our services accordingly.

South Carolina Home Educators Association
http://www.schomeeducatorsassociation.org/
SCHEA was formed in 1987 to support home educators in South Carolina and to perform a lead role to create legal protection for home education in South Carolina. SCHEA, working with many other concerned individuals and organizations, was instrumental in convincing the state legislature to create the first South Carolina law requiring recognition of home schooling in 1988. Today, committed volunteer home school families from across the state continue to work through SCHEA to create opportunities and support to the home school community and promote an accurate and favorable image of home education in South Carolina.

Tri County Middle School Athletic Association
Email: bradsutton@anderson5.net
http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=tcmsaa
Sports league web site for the Tri County Middle School Athletic Association.

Vine and Branches Home Educators, VBHE
http://www.homeschool-life.com/sc/vbhe/
VBHE was established to foster support through fellowship in a Christian environment to Grand Strand homeschoolers. We are set up as a cooperative, meaning we work together, each contributing the time he or she can, to help each other provide the best homeschooling experience for our children.

York Education At Home
Email: yeahrhsc@gmail.com
http://yeahonline.info//a>
YEAH is a group of Christian families dedicated to home education, and looking to each other for mutual support. The purpose of YEAH is to support and encourage Christian homeschool families in York County, SC.


Christian Homeschooling Community
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChristianHomeschoolingCommunity/
We are a homeschool group that provides support for homeschooling families in Southwest Charlotte and the surrounding areas of North and South Carolina. We will offer educational and social opportunities such as monthly meetings, field trips, ladies night out, outreaches, social events and clubs.

Columbia Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ColumbiaHomeschoolers/
This group is for anyone homeschooling in the Columbia, South Carolina (SC) area. Surrounding areas include Irmo, Lexington, Cayce, Winnsboro, Orangeburg, Blythewood, Florence, Manning, Hopkins, Camden, Elgin, Lugoff, Aiken, Sumter and more.

ENDEAVOR
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EndeavorHS/
ENDEAVOR - Embracing Non Discrimenatory Ethical Adventures with Vividly Openminded Responsibility. ENDEAVOR is a member-governed, inclusive community of homeschooling families in the greater Charleston area.

Fellowship of Christian Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FCHome/
Fellowship of Christian Homeschoolers (FCH) is a home school support group based in the Greenville, South Carolina area. We seek to support, empower and connect Christian home schoolers through monthly meetings, parent-led activities, online support and an opportunity for Christian fellowship. This group meets in the Upstate area.

Gifted Homeschoolers in South Carolina
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GHISC/
There is no other group like ours in South Carolina affiliated with an organization like Gifted Homeschool Forum.

Greenville Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GreenvilleUnschoolers/
This list is for discussion of all things unschooling and support for unschoolers in upstate South Carolina, and the surrounding area.

HELP at Home
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HELP_at_Home/
We are a Christ-centered e-loop group for home educators. (HELP - Home Educators Linking Parents) Many of us are in Greenwood, SC, and the surrounding area, but anyone interested in joining is welcome.

Home-Schooling in Aiken
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HSinA/
We are an all inclusive, group of homeschooling families in Aiken South Carolina. As a group we have a weekly playgroup at the park, and in the summer we meet twice a week. We will be organizing field trips and activities through out the year.

Homeschooling High School
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HSingHighSchool/
Everything the home school needs to know, wants to know, and wishes they knew about homeschooling the high school student!

Home School News
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeSchoolNewsUpstateSC/
Home School News is a free announcement e-loop for the homeschool community in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Learning Through Books and Play
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/learningthroughbooksandplay/
This is playgroup for elementary aged homeschool families. We meet twice a month for various feild trips, park days, and other events.

Lexington SC Homeschool Activities
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LexingtonSCHomeschoolActivities/
Lexington, SC (and surrounding area) homeschool families interested in planning and participating in year round family friendly activities that bring our local area homeschool communities together.

Low Country Homeschooling
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Low_Country_Homeschooling/
This group is intended to provide homeschooling support, activities and field trips for families in and around the following areas in South Carolina: Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort, Ridgeland, Hardeeville, Okatie.

NE Area Columbia Columbia Inclusive Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEACIHS/
Join us for Co-op groups, field trips, MNOs, park days and much more! We are looking for Homeschoolers in NE Columbia and the surrounding area for support and fellowship.

School's Out Support
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/schoolsoutsupport/
School's Out Support (SOS) is 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.

South Carolina Alliance Homeschool 4H Club
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/schomeschool4h/
This is South Carolina Alliance Homeschool 4H Club located in the counties of Lexington and Richard. We have many groups and met at different times.

South Carolina HS Times
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SouthCarolinaHSTimes/
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
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SC_secular_homeschooling/
An inclusive South Carolina homeschooling group for sharing secular materials and ideas.

Southeast LDS Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SE-LDS-HS/
This email support group is sponsored by the Southeast Region LDS Homeschool Association and the School of Abraham.

Together In Education and Support, TIES
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Togetinedandsupport/
T.I.E.S. is a free homeschool support group located in the Dorchester,Colleton,Charleston and Berkley county areas of South Carolina.


Provost Academy South Carolina
400 Arbor Lake Drive, Ste B800
Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: 877-619-7272
Email: darrell.johnson@sc.provostacademy.com
http://sc.provostacademy.com/
Provost Academy is an online public high school serving students in grades 9 through 12. Provost Academy is uniquely designed to address student needs on an individual basis. We are backed by EdisonLearning, one of the most experienced teams of educational innovators in the industry with almost 20 years of proven experience driving academic results in the K-12 classroom.

Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina
140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 420
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 1-800-691-7133
Email: info@SCCharterSchools.org
http://www.sccharterschools.org/
Our work focuses on transforming public education by advancing the missions of SC’s public charter schools.

The South Carolina Cyber Charter School
Phone: (304) 387-2195 ext 3002
Cell: (304) 670-5563
michael.swartzmiller@nndsonline.org
Personalized Learning Experience: SC Cyber creates a flexible learning environment. We allow students to enroll in courses that interest them and engage in the course at a pace that suits them. Cutting Edge Instruction: SC Cyber combines the best technology, personal instruction and approved curriculum with highly qualified teachers. Cost: SC Cyber’s engaging curriculum and instruction is absolutely free to South Carolina residents.

South Carolina Public Charter School District
3700 Forest Drive, Suite 406
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-734-8322
Fax: 803-734-8325
http://sccharter.com/
SCPCSD's mission is to improve student learning and increase learning opportunities in South Carolina through the creation of innovative, high-quality charter schools. Ultimately, we strive to assist South Carolina in achieving academic excellence.

South Carolina Virtual Charter School
140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 420
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 866.467.5186
http://www.k12.com/scvcs/
The South Carolina Virtual Charter School uses the K¹² curriculum to offer South Carolina students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With individualized learning approaches, the South Carolina Virtual Charter School and K¹² provide the tools kids need to succeed—in school and beyond.


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