Co-Ops/ Groups

This is a list of Co-Ops, educational groups and social groups that get together statewide.

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'Tween HomeSchool Meetups, Co-Op, Extracurricular Events

Location:

Low Country

Description:

'Tweens (age 9 to 14) are in a unique age group and we saw a need for meetups specifically for them! They still want to play, explore and have fun... but yet want to flex their independence a bit with their peers. The goal of this group is to connect home school 'tweens, fostering space for relationships to grow and to support friendships that are built with time.
We will plan to have regularly scheduled "meetups" of popular activities at the same locations so kids can feel comfortable to explore the area and build familiarity with each other.
If you are the organizer of the activity, try to have something red to notify people where to meet.... red shirts, red balloons, red construction paper....
Original members of this group are located on James Island, but friends from all over town are welcome to attend meetups.

Location:

Midlands

Description:

Does meet ups in the Sumter area

3:17 Hybrid School of Blythewood

Location:

Midlands

Description:

About
"In the Fall of 2023 we are excited to offer a 6 hour, one-day or two-days a week drop-off, 30 week program for children K4-7th Grade. We will meet on Tuesdays from 9am-3pm and/or Thursdays from 9am-3pm at Sandy Level Baptist Church, 408 Blythewood Rd., Blythewood, SC. "

Location:

Low Country

Description:

Microschool located in Moncks Corner.

Location:

Midlands

Location:

Midlands

Description:

Christian based, 2 day/week, hybrid homeschool.

Location:

Midlands

Description:

Located in Aiken. Meets every Thursday at a new outdoor location.

Akoma Homeschoolers

Location:

Midlands

Description:

Akoma Homeschoolers is a hybrid learning center located in Irmo, SC.
They offer a variety of in-person, virtual, and hybrid classes specifically designed for melanated homeschooling children of all ages and abilities residing in North and South Carolina.
In person classes are primarily held across the Columbia area and neighboring cities with fieldtrips spanning across the North and South Carolina region.

Location:

Upstate

Description:

New homeschool hybrid in Spartanburg County! A place for homeschool families to receive help and guidance with their daily assignments from YOU! We offer arts, crafts , practical life skills as well as bible curriculum each week!

Location:

Pee Dee

Description:

Anchor Co-op was formed to fill a need for homeschooling families in the rural areas of South and North Carolina. Christian group desiring like-minded fellowship and social opportunities for our children. Classes and special events are available for all ages, baby through high school.
Mondays from 10am to 2pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church.
For any questions, please email [email protected]

Location:

Low Country

Description:

Faith based co-op located in Okatie

About: Learning naturally in God's creation. Interest-led learning & Inquiry-based instruction all outside!

Location:

Midlands

Description:

Christian academic co-op for K-12

Arrows Homeschool Alliance

Location:

Midlands

Description:

Arrows Homeschool Alliance
Steele Creek Area
X2 days per week & x2 family field trip offerings per month (NC/SC)
Drop-off with optional parent involvement
Grades K-12
Maria Morris
www.arrowsalliance.com

Location:

Upstate

Description:

Artios is a Christian co-op that offers several classes for elementary through high school.

Location:

Midlands

Description:

This is a place for Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC-area unschooling parents and teens to share ideas and get support for unschooling. This is also a place for local folks who are interested in unschooling to learn more about it.
If the admins cannot easily tell you are local from your profile then you will not be approved. Please send a message to the admins in order to expedite the process if non-FB friends cannot readily determine your location.
Here are links to both the GA and SC state unschooling groups. Please join one of these instead of this one unless you are (now or soon to be) within easy driving distance of Augusta, GA or Aiken, SC.
SC Unschoolers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/909874212732534/
GA Unschoolers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GeorgiaUnschoolers/
A few helpful links about unschooling:
http://zenhabits.net/unschool/
http://www.naturalchild.org/guest/earl_stevens.html
http://www.holtgws.com/whatisunschoolin.html
Quotes about unschooling:
"There is no difference between living and learning... it is impossible and misleading and harmful to think of them as being separate.” ~ John Holt
“When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself.” ~ Jean Piaget
"Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child's nature." ~ Charlotte Mason
“Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how.” ~ John Holt
“Just as eating against one’s will is injurious to health, so studying without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ~ Pablo Picasso
“It is as true now as it was then that no matter what tests show, very little of what is taught in school is learned, very little of what is learned is remembered, and very little of what is remembered is used. The things we learn, remember, and use are the things we seek out or meet in the daily, serious, nonschool parts of our lives.” ~ John Holt
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” ~ Rachel Carson
"The pupil is ... 'schooled' to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new." ~ Ivan Illich
"Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners." ~ John Holt
For more quotes, check out: http://www.lifelearningmagazine.com/quotes-about-unschooling-life-learning.htm

Beaufort Homeschool Adventures

Location:

Low Country

Description:

Beaufort Homeschool Adventures welcomes everyone regardless of Homeschool Association, curriculum, age etc. We arrange weekly park meet-ups, share ideas, are hoping to plan some field trips, and enjoy meeting new people!

Beaufort/Bluffton Homeschool Hike & Explore

Location:

Low Country

Description:

This is a weekly meet up group for homeschool moms and kids to hike and explore nature in the Okatie, Beaufort, Port Royal, Ridgeland, Bluffton areas. Some days we will do “field trips” and explore beyond this radius.
This group is affiliated with Wild + Free, who's desire is to give children a quality education but also to preserve the adventure, freedom and wonder of childhood. This isn’t your typical play date group. The goal is to consistently meet up for children to foster meaningful relationships while being “wild + free” and for moms to get to know each other, build relationships and encourage one another in our homeschooling journeys. This group will be focused towards primarily school-aged children but younger siblings are welcome to come.

Location:

Upstate

Description:

Extra curricular co-op that seeks to provide a positive, loving educational experience for homeschool families in a truly cooperative atmosphere. They meet at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Roebuck

BHC (Blythewood Homeschool Co-Op)

Location:

Midlands

Description:

A community of homeschool families sharing our knowledge in order to encourage our children to learn through their passions.
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church Youth Building, 90 Boney Road, Blythewood, SC 29016

Location:

Low Country

Description:

This is a book club for homeschoolers in the South Carolina Tri-County (Orangeburg, Berkeley, Dorchester) area. Charleston County is welcome to join as well if you're willing to drive. 😉 Each month or two months a book will be chosen for the different age groups. Each participant will read the book for the month and then we meet at a local park to discuss the book and maybe do a corresponding activity. Volunteers needed for leading these groups! 🙂

Location:

Pee Dee

Description:

Myrtle Beach area
www.braveexplorerscoop.com

Breezy Hill Homeschool Academy

Location:

Upstate

Bridge Builders Faith Based Homeschool Co-op

Location:

Midlands

Description:

Faith based co-op in Dalzell/Sumter

Bright Lights Homeschool Enrichment

Location:

Pee Dee

Description:

Faith based program for ages 5-14; located in Conway

Brook Ridge Preparatory

Location:

Midlands

Description:

Christian co-op that meets in Tega Cay