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.

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

Virtual Homeschool Day (Grades 3-5) Urban Habitats
  • Virtual
  • 02/06/2023
  • 10:15 am
During this museum educator-led program, students will become sidewalk naturalists and meet both iconic and underappreciated plant and animal residents of the nation’s capital. We will discover how organisms survive and thrive in urban environments while we practice field ecology skills and reflect on the ways in which our cities are part of the natural world.

This program is designed for students in grades third through fifth.
Virtual Homeschool Day (Grades 6-12) Hot Potato: Climate Change, Food Systems, and You
  • Virtual
  • 02/06/2023
  • 11:45 am
Hot Potato: Climate Change, Food Systems, and You
During this museum-educator-led program, students will investigate the connections between their lives and climate change through the lens of food! This interactive virtual program offers an opportunity to explore agricultural systems, review data, and learn about the relationship between climate change and potatoes. Together we will examine how scientists study food as a natural resource, and explore some innovative solutions that can have a positive impact on long-term food sustainability.

This program is designed for students in grades sixth through twelfth.
Virtual Homeschool Day (Grades K-2) Discovering Dinosaurs
  • Virtual
  • 02/06/2023
  • 01:30 pm
Discovering Dinosaurs

During this museum educator-led program, students will make observations of dinosaur characteristics, discover how paleontologists learn about ancient animals by studying fossils, and practice some of the same scientific skills used by museum scientists!

This program is designed for students in kindergarten through second grade.

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.