Info for South Carolina Option 3 Homeschoolers

New to homeschooling in
South Carolina?

The best place to start is with the SC DOE website.
Be sure to read the SC Code of Law and choose a home school option.
If you choose option 3, you will need to pick an accountability association from the SC DOE list.

Have more questions?

This page is managed by Hometown Homeschool Association of SC. You can check out our FAQs or contact us with other questions.

We continuously add info to keep you up to date in the homeschool community

Attend events, enroll in programs and find the right curriculum.

Discover events happening
virtually and near you!

Upcoming Events

Exploring Neighborhood Birds
  • Virtual
  • 05/22/2024
  • 12:00 am
Birds are everywhere! Learn about some of our neighborhood birds and the techniques used to study them from a migratory bird scientist.

This virtual school program is part of Conservation Classroom, a collection of monthly lessons for K-5 students. This program reaches 2-6 students a little better, but we've had all ages enjoy it. Each lesson has four elements: wonder (video), engage (live virtual program), act (activities), and connect (video). Follow along with all four parts or pick and choose the videos and activities you want to explore.
Digital Citizenship: Footprings Are Forever
  • Virtual
  • 05/22/2024
  • 01:00 pm
What you put online can last forever! Learn safe digital citizenship habits with a live Banyan teacher and one of our puppets from the Banyan buddies and help them be better digital citizens!
Homeschool Hop At Skyzone
  • In person
  • 05/22/2024
  • 11:00 am
Homeschool Hop is the perfect way to get physical fitness into your schedule. On Wednesdays mix it up by meeting friends at Sky Zone.

Wednesdays 11am – 1 pm
Sky Socks are required for everyone who enters the courts.
**Please note that when CCSD schools are not in session Homeschool Hop is not available.**

Engage with other students

There are many benefits to joining a co-op. Co-ops are a great opportunity to socialization with peers or outsource courses you do not feel comfortable teaching on your own. There are many different options for co-ops around South Carolina and they all have something unique to offer. Some are more formal than others. There are co-ops that are set up to follow more of a university model, there are more relaxed co-ops that are run by parent volunteers, there are also social co-ops which just get together to do fun activities together, field trips, and more.

Need some support?

You do not have to homeschool alone. Thanks to social media, there are many ways to connect to other homeschooling families in your area that use the same curriculum, to find park meet ups, events, and more.

Broaden Their Horizon

Joining extracurricular activities as a homeschooler bring so many benefits including: socialization opportunities, opportunity to work together with other students on a team, learn a new sport or start a new hobby. There are so many opportunities for extracurricular activities around South Carolina!

Looking for Curriculums or Resources?

Finding a homeschool curriculum can be overwhelming. There are many different options on the market from online options, book based, secular or religious. We have compiled a list of popular curriculums to help families find the best choice for their family. We also have a spot families can review curriculums they have used so others can see what may or may not work for them.