Jon's Homeschool Resource Page

Jon's Homeschool Resources

South Carolina

This page has four parts:
Support Groups Neighbors to meet
Web Pages South Carolina specific web pages
Mailing Lists South Carolina specific mailing lists
Law South Carolina homeschooling laws
Handbook The 1996 SCHEA handbook

Support Groups top
Neighbors to meet

Over the years, many people have contributed to these listings. The seeds of the collection came from Ruthann Biel, Growing Without Schooling, and Home Education Press.
Carolina SuperSchoolers
777 Hillview st.
Spartanburg, 29302
Monthly news letters, Mom's Night's Out, field trips and Friday Forums.
"An association that completes the requirements of 59-65-47".
CHOOSE SC - Christian Homeschooler's Organization of South Eastern South Carolina
Tricounty areas of Berkley, Charleston and Dorchester counties
Rick Jones
Homeschool Association of South Carolina
PO Box 13386
Charleston, SC 29422
803-762-4308, 803-795-2683 fax
HSGL - Homeschool Support Group of the Lowcountry
A support group for Bluffton and Hilton Head, SC; not affiliated with any specific church or religious group. Provides encouragement, support, and information for all area homeschool families and tries to promote a positive relationship between the homeschooling families and their community.
Vicki McVey
5 Windlass Court
Bluffton, SC 29910
Non-hierarchical; many volunteer-led activities.
Myrtle Beach to Pawley's Island. Inclusive and welcoming to all who desire to educate their own children in an atmosphere of mutual respect, tolerance and fun.
Support for homeschooling families in Hampton County and surrounding areas. No membership fee to join; some field trips do have fees.
Columbia area. Resources, encouragement, and support for homeschooling parents; activities for students. Open to all homeschoolers, regardless of religious preference, race, color, or national/ethnic origin.
Online support, promotion and advocacy group for South Carolina unschoolers.
South Carolina Homeschool Alliance
Free newsletter for SC homeschoolers, run by volunteers using volunteer time and resources, please include return postage when requesting information.
1679 Memorial Park Road, Suite 179
Lancaster SC 29720
An activities group for homeschoolers in the Upstate area, open to families of all faiths and backgrounds. Park days, field trips, and a mailing list for members.
Colleton county. A relaxed family oriented support group - parents, children, and extended family are welcome, except where age limitations on field trips/activities do not permit.
Christian. Dorchester, Colleton, Charleston and Berkley counties.
Support group for Christian families in the Spartanburg County, Polk County areas of South Carolina and Tryon NC area who are home schooling their children.
Alicia Ebert <>
UHU - Upstate Homeschoolers Unlimited
Inclusive group in Greenville County. Meets weekly for park days and field trips.
Priss Adams <> or
Dena Bailey <>

Web Pages top
South Carolina specific web pages

Homeschooling laws, accountability associations, support groups, events, links, national news, research and report on homeschooling, information on publications, homeschool catalogs, message board, and more.
You may have better luck displaying the pdf file than I do ....

Mailing Lists top
South Carolina specific mailing lists

A low-volume newsletter: "Stay informed, be prepared to act, and act when needed!"
A moderated, Christian mailing list for homeschoolers with special needs children.

Law top
South Carolina homeschooling laws

You may be told that you must be a member of an association, like SCAIHS or some other homeschool association but this is not true. At least according to the HSLDA, you may homeschool under "Option 1" without joining any association, though you do need to register with the local school board. Again according to the HSLDA, the school board "'shall approve' (they have no discretion) if" you meet seven relatively easy conditions.

Bottom line is that joining an association is not mandatory - it is merely trading money for convenience.

Handbook top
The 1996 SCHEA handbook

Part of Jon's Homeschool Resources.

Copyright © 1996..2004 Jon Shemitz <>
March 5, 1996..September 7, 2004

Quick Tips
New to homeschooling?
New homeschoolers (in particular) will appreciate the 1996 SCHEA Handbook - some things never change.