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Option 2 Accountability Associations
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Accountability Associations Operating Under 59-65-47

Non-profit, Option 3, accountability groups

Academic Advantage Association
Our association was started in order to help homeschoolers fulfill state requirements with the least amount of intrusion into their home, and with as little expense as possible. We believe that you, as parents, are the ones who know what works best with your child, and we will be there only to support you.

Academy of Home Education
Compare our membership benefits to other homeschool record keeping organizations—you won’t find a better value for the price. Provided by Bob Jones University.

Alliance Homeschool Accountability Association
AHAA provides families with legal status to operate a Home School under Section 59-65-47 of South Carolina’s Education laws. You are invited to take a look around our website and consider the many benefits to becoming a member of our accountability association, participating in activities through our support group, and getting connected with other homeschool families.

Anderson Home School Association
Statement of Faith required. Through our member support meetings, guest speakers, field trips, educational classes, sports opportunities, and many group activities, we offer a friendly and fun homeschooling community to both beginning and veteran homeschoolers.

At Home In The Low Country Homeschool Association
An association that is available to our members at any time. We are here to assist you with your homeschool needs.

Carolina Homeschooler
A statewide network which supports, informs, and encourages South Carolina’s Third Option homeschoolers.

CHOICE Homeschool Group
If you choose to join C.H.O.I.C.E. just fill out the application.
C.H.O.I.C.E also offers an accountability group, H.O.P.E, available to our members only. Christian.

Christian Homeschoolers’ Association of South Carolina
CHASC is a Christian Association. No Statement of Faith or religious information is required of our members. However, our board members are Christians. Our members are from all counties within South Carolina. Because section 59-65-47 does not require standardized testing, nor establish a set length for the school day, members are free to choose what is best for their family.

Cornerstone Home Educators Association
Please take some time and search our site. We have compiled lots of information for you in the hopes of saving you some time. Home education is a big commitment.

Crosspoint Christian Academy Homeschool Assoiation
To provide quality, accelerated academics, in which God‘s principles of truth, faith and wisdom are integrated into all subject areas, and spiritual growth is given proper place in the total development of the student.

Faithful Scholars
A S. C. Third Option Accountability Association operating under legal section 59-65-47. We will help you navigate legally and confidently in South Carolina by offering you great supportive components in the forms of workshops, weekend retreats, testing information and links, current e-mail alerts and reminders as well as assistance for all academic levels, including college bound students.

Foothills Accountability Association
All curriculums and methods of homeschooling are encouraged and welcome as long as schooling is performed in a reasonable and diligent fashion.

Grace Home School Association
Marion – Grace is a legal, alternate source of approval for home schooling parents. Established in 1990 as an organization to coordinate and establish academic standards and to provide support services for home schools and private schools.

Greenwood Christian School Home Educators Association
GCSHEA membership includes transcripts, college scholarship help, legal protection and services to help you navigate the high school years. A close relationship between GCSHEA and Greenwood Christian School has allowed our members to participate in varsity athletics, field trips, and part-time classes.

Half Moon Accountability Association
An all-inclusive,minimally-invasive option three association, with NO ties to H$LDA. Many of our members consider themselves unschoolers or relaxed homeschoolers in South Carolina. Contact number: 843-819-8170.

Homeward Education Association
Sumter – Provides families with a legal option in home schooling . Maintains the minimum required records by law and more.

Insights On Education
The decision to home school often comes after the start of school. If you have made such a decision, please know that IOE has year-round enrollment.

Low Country Educators’ Association of Homeschools, LLC
LEAH is a full-service 3rd Option Home School Association for the state of South Carolina. We are committed to supporting and encouraging parents, regardless of religious affiliation or ethnic background, who have decided to school their children at home. We believe that it is the fundamental right of a parent to make decisions regarding the welfare of his or her children, including their choice of education.

Lowcountry Homeschool Association
An Accountability Association in the state of South Carolina. If you’d like to join us under our umbrella of legal covering for your homeschooling needs in South Carolina our membership fees are reasonable. We are based in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Facebook page.

New System School
This is not a home school satellite situation, but a private religious school with a faculty and non-institutional campus arrangement.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help
A lay organization, OLPH exists solely to provide legal compliance to the State Education Laws for its members. It is not affiliated with the Diocese of Charleston an any way and consequently acts independently of the Diocese. The Diocese is aware of our existence but does not govern OLPH in any way.

If you are a homeschool family with one of the associations that seem to have closed or is unresponsive… PACESC is here to make sure you have coverage. You may enroll with us. Contact us by phone or email if you have any questions. While we are not here to undercut or undermine other associations, we are here to serve the homeschool community. If you need PACESC, we are here for you.

Palmetto Homeschool Association
Lancaster – Non-profit organization whose purpose is to act as a liaison between homeschooling families, their school districts, and the State Department of Education.

Palmetto Independent Educators
Aiken – PIE provides the security of a proper legal covering while giving the freedom to choose and implement an educational program that best fits your children’s needs.

Palmetto State Association of Homeschools
Located in Gaffney, SC. If you are a current member of PSAH and you would like to sign up for this web site, please go to the contact tab and register your email and password. New applications accepted year around. 864-381-7724 (office).

Parent’s Association for Christian Education in South Carolina
PACESC is a “Third Option” reporting agency in accordance with South Carolina Law Section 59-65-47.  Our goal is to provide a legal alternative for parents to home school at an affordable price.

Piedmont Christian Academy
A ministry of The Church of God Tabernacle of Faith. Piedmont Christian Academy offers both an on-campus program as well as a home school program for your child. We use the A.C.E. (Accelerated Christian Education) Curriculum for both programs.

Piedmont Home Educators’ Association
Here you can find information about home schooling options, local support groups, how to start home schooling, and an application for registering with PHEA.

Resources, Encouragement and Activities for Columbia Area Homeschoolers
REACH is a support group for Columbia area homeschoolers. A Third Option accountability group for new and returning REACH members.

SAFE in Herald5
Members of HERALD5 have the option of also joining SAFE in HERALD5 — a “third option” supervisory accountability association in accordance to S.C. statute 59-65-47. SAFE legalizes your homeschooling in S.C. SAFE provides documentation for driver’s licenses, dual enrollment, and high school transcripts for those needing those services.

The South Carolina Homeschool Accountability Association
We help homeschoolers adhere to the law as a 3rd option Accountability group, with the great rate of only $10 per year per family.

Vine and Branches Home Educators
VBHE is a Christian organization, though we welcome and encourage families of all faiths to join. As a service to Horry and Georgetown Counties, VBHE offers 3rd option legal accountability required by the South Carolina Law 59-65-47.

Westgate Christian Home Education Association
You can fulfill all South Carolina State Requirements for home schooling as a member of WCHEA. We are also planning to integrate home educators into our spiritual emphasis (school camp, chapel, etc.), field trips, and elective classes.

Accountability Association Operating Under 59-65-45

Option 2, accountability group

South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools
Irmo – SCAIHS is a non-profit, voluntary association of independent home schools which accredits home schooling programs.

Accountability Association Lists

Directory of Accountability Associations
An accountability association is an organization operated by homeschoolers that provides a means of legal compliance for its members under SC homeschool statutes 59-65-45 and 59-65-47. Each organization has its own policies and membership fees. Provided by SCHEA.

Home School Associations
The home school associations listed on this page have completed the Annual Standards Assurance form ensuring at a minimum that their associations have met the requirements stated in S.C. Code Ann. § 59-65-47.


South Carolina Home Educators Association
SCHEA is a statewide support organization of parents who have chosen to home educate their children in South Carolina.

Field Trips

South Carolina Field Trips
Educational places to visit in South Carolina.

Carolina Homeschooler Groups Trips and Events
We coordinate group trips and events for homeschooling families in South Carolina and beyond. We’ve enjoyed trips to Washington DC, New York City, Disney World, Italy, and Alaska, as well as field trips, sleepovers, and camps at historic sites, flight schools, space centers, ships, museums, state parks, aquariums, mountains, and beaches. Most of our trips are open to everyone.

Legal Information

South Carolina Education Code For Homeschooling
Not intended as legal advice. Laws for your information only.

59-65-47 Third Option Law & Explanations
Carolina Homeschooler explains the various sections of this law and how to comply with it. Be sure to also read their FAQs.

Online Social Networks

Carolina Homeschooler Discussion Forums
Interested in meeting other homeschoolers in South Carolina? Want to talk about your homeschooling journey with others who’ll understand?

Charlotte Mason in South Carolina
CMinSC is an email list for families and educators in South Carolina interested in learning about the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education. Moderated by Tammy Glaser.

Gifted Homeschoolers in South Carolina
We started this group in April 2010 in order for families to share resources and serve as a local support network for those who choose to homeschool their gifted children.

This is a mailing list for people who home schooling or are thinking of homeschooling in South Carolina. Kids and Parents alike!

SC Homeschooling Discussion Group
For SC homeschoolers, those thinking about homeschooling in this state, or newcomers to SC who want to know more about the way we do homeschooling around here.

School’s Out Support
A volunteer-driven, South Carolina statewide organization whose mission is to support and promote unschooling, provide information, monitor and influence legislation, offer opportunities for families to get together, and empower families to make the choices that respect the rights, needs and aspirations of their children. SOS welcomes anyone with an interest in unschooling.

South Carolina HS Times
CHASE SC and NBHSA jointly announce this wonderful homeschool resource! An inclusive and tolerant place for all homeschoolers across South Carolina to meet, discuss issues, share ideas, information, and to get to know the other issues going on across the state.

South Carolina Secular Homeschooling
An inclusive South Carolina homeschooling group for sharing secular materials and ideas. All religions are welcome as long as members can be tolerant of other’s viewpoints. This is not an atheist or anti-religious group, we simply acknowledge that homeschooling parents from all walks of life can coexist and assist each other in the homeschool process.


Carolina Homeschooler
Lots of information about homeschooling in SC. Legal requirements and FAQ areas. We also have message boards and other resources for to talk to other homeschoolers in SC.

Support Groups

Coastal / Pee Dee Homeschool Support Groups
Cheraw, Chesterfield, Bennettsville, Darlington, Florence, Hamlet, Hartsville, Lamar, Myrtle Beach, Rockingham, Timmonsville, Wadesboro.

Low Country Homeschool Support Groups
Ashley, Berkeley, Bluffton, Beaufort, Dorchester, Goose Creek, Charleston, Hardeeville, Hilton Head, Mt. Pleasant, Okatie, Ridgeland, Summerville.

Midlands Homeschool Support Groups
Aiken, Blythewood, Camden, Columbia, Eastover, Elgin, Irmo, Leesville, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, Swansea.

Upstate Homeschool Support Groups
Anderson, Belton, Cherokee, Chesnee, Easley, Fort Mill, Greenville, Greenwood, Joanna, Lancaster, Mauldin, Pacolet, Piedmont, Powdersville, Rock Hill, Seneca, Simpsonville, Spartanburg, Surfside, Travelers Rest, Union, York.

Support Group Lists
Other websites with substantial and recent lists of homeschool support groups in South Carolina.

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