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

Marine Mammal Adaptations
  • Virtual
  • 10/04/2023
  • 01:00 pm
Observe and discuss how blubber, fur, teeth, whiskers, and other adaptations help marine mammals survive in the chilly waters of Alaska's ocean!

For Grades K-6
Advising Families Through FAFSA Changes
  • Virtual
  • 10/04/2023
  • 03:00 pm
With the FAFSA delay and major changes to eligibility, students and families are uncertain and anxious about what’s ahead. Counselors are as well! In addition to a new formula for financial aid eligibility, there is a significant overhaul to the application process. Both pose new challenges as well as opportunities.

Join Paul Martin from College Money Method to learn about the changes to FAFSA and ways college counselors can help students and families prepare.
Completing the CSS Profile
  • Virtual
  • 10/04/2023
  • 08:00 pm
As part of the financial aid process, some schools require students to complete the CSS Profile in addition to the FAFSA in order to better understand your family’s finances. At this panel discussion, admissions and financial aid officers from Coalition schools will share tips to help you complete the form, share common mistakes to avoid, and answer your questions.

Featuring admissions counselors from:

Boston University

Stanford University

Washington University in St. Louis

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.