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South Carolina Homeschool Support Groups

By: Andrea Dillon 

Homeschooling is a grand adventure for both parents and children. One of the first steps when deciding to homeschool is to reach out to local homeschoolers for support, comradery, and interactions. Below we have different South Carolina co-ops and South Carolina homeschool groups to help get you started on your homeschooling journey. 

Navigate the page by clicking the sections below to go to statewide and local groups by county.  To have your group listed please add the information in the comments below or contact me here. 

 

 

South Carolina Statewide Homeschool Groups  South Carolina Homeschool Groups By County  Secular South Carolina Homeschool Groups

 

South Carolina Statewide Homeschool Groups 

Statewide homeschool groups can help you find different resources that are available throughout the state. These groups can help locate local homeschool groups, co-op homeschool groups, and virtual homeschool groups in South Carolina. 

 

Carolina Homeschooler

“We provide the accountability and support you need to comply with South Carolina homeschool requirements. We also offer field trips, classes, book groups, and more!”

 

Hometown Homeschool Association of South Carolina (HHASC) 

“Hometown Homeschool Association of South Carolina (HHASC) is a secular, internet based option 3 homeschool association for South Carolina residents. We accept enrollment applications year-round.”

 

Secular Unschoolers of South Carolina

“This is an online discussion/support group for unschoolers in South Carolina. We have no religious affiliation, and all are welcome. We can share ideas, resources, and support to help one another in our unschool journeys.”

South Carolina Catholic Homeschoolers

“This is for sharing any info of interest to Catholic homeschoolers in SC.”

 

South Carolina Secular Homeschoolers

“Just a place to share secular homeschool resources and activities and to meet other secular homeschoolers in the area. Our mission to create a safe space to offer support and community to homeschoolers who do not educate from a religious point of view.”

 

 Tri County Home Educators

“Tri-County Home Educators is a Christian organization, the members of which are like-minded Christian home educators dedicated to observing the Biblical commands of Deuteronomy 6:4-10, Proverbs 22:6, and Ephesians 6:4. We promote home education as the Scriptural design for education whereas institutional education is an alternative to the home. We believe that every family has the God-given legal and constitutional right to home educate in the State of South Carolina, regardless of their philosophy of education or religious affiliation. Tri-County Home Educators is not a church nor is this organization meant to replace the ministry of the local church to the home education family.”

 

 

South Carolina County Groups 

Most homeschooling families are looking for the direct personal connection that local homeschooling groups can provide. Below are South Carolina homeschool groups and South Carolina co-ops sorted by county. 

 

Abbeville Aiken Allendale Anderson Bamberg Barnwell
Beaufort Berkeley Calhoun Charleston Cherokee Chester
Chesterfield Clarendon Colleton Darlington Dillon Dorchester
Edgefield Fairfield Florence Georgetown Greenville Greenwood
Hampton Horry Jasper Kershaw Lancaster Laurens
Lee Lexington Marion Marlboro McCormick Newberry
Oconee Orangeburg Pickens Richland Saluda Spartanburg
Sumter Union Williamsburg York

 

Abbeville

 

 

Aiken

 Central Savannah River Area (CSRA)

“The CSRA Home Education Association is a Christian association of homeschoolers seeking to encourage one another in privilege of training up their children to love and serve the Lord their God. Though individuals do not have to be professed Christians to join our association, the Board of Directors and Coordinators each annually sign a profession of faith. As well, those joining are asked to sign a statement of acknowledgement and agreement to our rules of conduct. The association functions as a result of a large group of volunteers – not paid staff – seeking to serve other homeschoolers. We are truly blessed to have such a fine group of men and women sacrificing their time and resources.”

 

HERALD5

“HERALD5 is a support group for Christian homeschooling families of the Midlands of South Carolina. Our desire as parents is to Biblically instruct our children, allow and encourage our children to pursue their God-given talents and interests, seek out special instruction as needed, gain wisdom and fellowship with both veteran homeschooling parents and those who are new to homeschooling, and accomplish these goals with support from like-minded families.”

 

Homeschooling in Aiken

“We are an all inclusive, group of homeschooling families in Aiken, South Carolina. We are not a co-op or a homeschool association, nor do we offer or endorse any one way of schooling or curriculum. We strive to have a diverse group of members who will support each other along this exciting path of homeschooling our children. As a group we have a weekly playgroup at the park.”

 

 

Allendale

 Central Savannah River Area (CSRA)

“The CSRA Home Education Association is a Christian association of homeschoolers seeking to encourage one another in privilege of training up their children to love and serve the Lord their God. Though individuals do not have to be professed Christians to join our association, the Board of Directors and Coordinators each annually sign a profession of faith. As well, those joining are asked to sign a statement of acknowledgement and agreement to our rules of conduct. The association functions as a result of a large group of volunteers – not paid staff – seeking to serve other homeschoolers. We are truly blessed to have such a fine group of men and women sacrificing their time and resources.”

 

 

Anderson

Anderson Home School Association

“The Anderson Home School Association is a Christian support group for homeschoolers in the South Carolina Upstate. We offer monthly activities, bi-weekly co-op classes, fine arts festivals, achievement testing, graduations, and more.  AHSA focuses on providing support, encouragement, and community to homeschool families.”

Bamberg

 

 

Barnwell

Central Savannah River Area (CSRA)

“The CSRA Home Education Association is a Christian association of homeschoolers seeking to encourage one another in privilege of training up their children to love and serve the Lord their God. Though individuals do not have to be professed Christians to join our association, the Board of Directors and Coordinators each annually sign a profession of faith. As well, those joining are asked to sign a statement of acknowledgement and agreement to our rules of conduct. The association functions as a result of a large group of volunteers – not paid staff – seeking to serve other homeschoolers. We are truly blessed to have such a fine group of men and women sacrificing their time and resources.”

 

HERALD5

“HERALD5 is a support group for Christian homeschooling families of the Midlands of South Carolina. Our desire as parents is to Biblically instruct our children, allow and encourage our children to pursue their God-given talents and interests, seek out special instruction as needed, gain wisdom and fellowship with both veteran homeschooling parents and those who are new to homeschooling, and accomplish these goals with support from like-minded families.”

 

 

 

Beaufort

LHA High School Homeschoolers

“Lowcountry Homeschool Association is an Accountability Association in the state of South Carolina and also a Home School Support Group in South Carolina and Georgia’s Lowcountry Areas including but not limited to the following counties in SC: Beaufort, Hampton, and Jasper; GA: Chatham, Bryan Counties.”

Berkeley

Calhoun

 

 

Charleston

Charleston Unschoolers

“This group is to facilitate communications and organization between Charleston, SC area unschoolers.”

 

H.E.L.P.

Home educators learning partnership. 

 

Cherokee

 

 

Chester

HERALD5

“HERALD5 is a support group for Christian homeschooling families of the Midlands of South Carolina. Our desire as parents is to Biblically instruct our children, allow and encourage our children to pursue their God-given talents and interests, seek out special instruction as needed, gain wisdom and fellowship with both veteran homeschooling parents and those who are new to homeschooling, and accomplish these goals with support from like-minded families.”

York Education At Home (YEAH)

“A Christian Homeschool Support Group Serving Families in York & Chester Counties in S.C., and Gaston & Mecklenburg Counties in N.C.”

 

 

 

Chesterfield

Hartsville Home Educators

“Known as HHE, we are a non-profit, multi-denominational, member-run support group for families who homeschool throughout the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. We are a diverse group of families united together to provide support, educational programs through our co-op and fun activities for the whole family. While our mission is distinctively Christian, we welcome all homeschool families who are comfortable within a Christian environment.”

 

 

 

Clarendon

Hartsville Home Educators

“Known as HHE, we are a non-profit, multi-denominational, member-run support group for families who homeschool throughout the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. We are a diverse group of families united together to provide support, educational programs through our co-op and fun activities for the whole family. While our mission is distinctively Christian, we welcome all homeschool families who are comfortable within a Christian environment.”

Colleton

 

 

Darlington

Hartsville Home Educators

“Known as HHE, we are a non-profit, multi-denominational, member-run support group for families who homeschool throughout the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. We are a diverse group of families united together to provide support, educational programs through our co-op and fun activities for the whole family. While our mission is distinctively Christian, we welcome all homeschool families who are comfortable within a Christian environment.”

 

 

Dillon

Hartsville Home Educators

“Known as HHE, we are a non-profit, multi-denominational, member-run support group for families who homeschool throughout the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. We are a diverse group of families united together to provide support, educational programs through our co-op and fun activities for the whole family. While our mission is distinctively Christian, we welcome all homeschool families who are comfortable within a Christian environment.”

Dorchester

 

 

Edgefield

Central Savannah River Area (CSRA)

“The CSRA Home Education Association is a Christian association of homeschoolers seeking to encourage one another in privilege of training up their children to love and serve the Lord their God. Though individuals do not have to be professed Christians to join our association, the Board of Directors and Coordinators each annually sign a profession of faith. As well, those joining are asked to sign a statement of acknowledgement and agreement to our rules of conduct. The association functions as a result of a large group of volunteers – not paid staff – seeking to serve other homeschoolers.”

 

HERALD5

“HERALD5 is a support group for Christian homeschooling families of the Midlands of South Carolina. Our desire as parents is to Biblically instruct our children, allow and encourage our children to pursue their God-given talents and interests, seek out special instruction as needed, gain wisdom and fellowship with both veteran homeschooling parents and those who are new to homeschooling, and accomplish these goals with support from like-minded families.”

 

 

 

Fairfield

HERALD5

“HERALD5 is a support group for Christian homeschooling families of the Midlands of South Carolina. Our desire as parents is to Biblically instruct our children, allow and encourage our children to pursue their God-given talents and interests, seek out special instruction as needed, gain wisdom and fellowship with both veteran homeschooling parents and those who are new to homeschooling, and accomplish these goals with support from like-minded families.”

 

 

 

Florence

Hartsville Home Educators

“Known as HHE, we are a non-profit, multi-denominational, member-run support group for families who homeschool throughout the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. We are a diverse group of families united together to provide support, educational programs through our co-op and fun activities for the whole family. While our mission is distinctively Christian, we welcome all homeschool families who are comfortable within a Christian environment.”

 

REACH of Florence

“The purpose of REACH of Florence is to support and encourage Christian families in educating their children at home.  The collective support and encouragement of REACH may include, but be not limited to, such services as small group meetings for mutual educational, academic, spiritual and emotional encouragement; regularly scheduled meetings for information on managing the home and choosing homeschool curricula; special speakers related to homeschool topics; student field trips for REACH families; and general support and assistance for Christian homeschool member families.”

 

 

 

Georgetown

Hartsville Home Educators

“Known as HHE, we are a non-profit, multi-denominational, member-run support group for families who homeschool throughout the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. We are a diverse group of families united together to provide support, educational programs through our co-op and fun activities for the whole family. While our mission is distinctively Christian, we welcome all homeschool families who are comfortable within a Christian environment.”

 

 

Greenville

Upstate Homeschool Co-op

“The Upstate Homeschool Co-op began in 1997 and was incorporated in 2003. The co-op is not designed to take the place of the parents educating the children at home, but to provide enhancement opportunities in the overall education of the student. The Upstate Homeschool Co-op is organized and administered by paid staff and teachers.”

Greenwood

 

 

Hampton

LHA High School Homeschoolers

“Lowcountry Homeschool Association is an Accountability Association in the state of South Carolina and also a Home School Support Group in South Carolina and Georgia’s Lowcountry Areas including but not limited to the following counties in SC: Beaufort, Hampton, and Jasper; GA: Chatham, Bryan Counties.”

 

 

Horry

Hartsville Home Educators

“Known as HHE, we are a non-profit, multi-denominational, member-run support group for families who homeschool throughout the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. We are a diverse group of families united together to provide support, educational programs through our co-op and fun activities for the whole family. While our mission is distinctively Christian, we welcome all homeschool families who are comfortable within a Christian environment.”

 

N.I.C.H.E. The Network of Inclusive Coastal Home Educators

“This is a Myrtle Beach to Pawley’s Island Home Schooling Support Group.N.I.C.H.E. is a diverse support group of home educating families tolerant of all members’ differences, be they religious, educational or political in nature. Thus we are inclusive and welcoming to all who desire to educate their own children in an atmosphere of mutual respect, tolerance and fun.”

 

Vine & Branches Home Educators 

“We can help you get started. We will share different methods and resources for homeschooling, explain how to keep required records and connect you to other homeschooling families in the area. Are you looking to provide your family with extra activities? Vine & Branches offers academic and enrichment co-ops, book clubs for boys and girls,field trips, and much more.”

 

 

Jasper

LHA High School Homeschoolers

“Lowcountry Homeschool Association is an Accountability Association in the state of South Carolina and also a Home School Support Group in South Carolina and Georgia’s Lowcountry Areas including but not limited to the following counties in SC: Beaufort, Hampton, and Jasper; GA: Chatham, Bryan Counties.”

 

 

Kershaw

CHEC (Christian Home Educators of Camden)

“CHEC (Christian Home Educators of Camden) is an informal homeschool support group in the greater Camden, SC area. Our purpose is to provide local homeschooling families with opportunities to support one another in the day-to-day challenges of homeschooling through our meetings and activities.”

 

HERALD5

“HERALD5 is a support group for Christian homeschooling families of the Midlands of South Carolina. Our desire as parents is to Biblically instruct our children, allow and encourage our children to pursue their God-given talents and interests, seek out special instruction as needed, gain wisdom and fellowship with both veteran homeschooling parents and those who are new to homeschooling, and accomplish these goals with support from like-minded families.”

 

 

 

Lancaster

HERALD5

“HERALD5 is a support group for Christian homeschooling families of the Midlands of South Carolina. Our desire as parents is to Biblically instruct our children, allow and encourage our children to pursue their God-given talents and interests, seek out special instruction as needed, gain wisdom and fellowship with both veteran homeschooling parents and those who are new to homeschooling, and accomplish these goals with support from like-minded families.”

 

Laurens

 

 

Lee

Hartsville Home Educators

“Known as HHE, we are a non-profit, multi-denominational, member-run support group for families who homeschool throughout the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. We are a diverse group of families united together to provide support, educational programs through our co-op and fun activities for the whole family. While our mission is distinctively Christian, we welcome all homeschool families who are comfortable within a Christian environment.”

 

 

Lexington

HERALD5

“HERALD5 is a support group for Christian homeschooling families of the Midlands of South Carolina. Our desire as parents is to Biblically instruct our children, allow and encourage our children to pursue their God-given talents and interests, seek out special instruction as needed, gain wisdom and fellowship with both veteran homeschooling parents and those who are new to homeschooling, and accomplish these goals with support from like-minded families.”

 

School of the Minds

This group is “located in Irmo, S.C., is a leading homeschool support group committed to quality high-level secular education and to developing a dedicated inclusive homeschool community.”

 

SHEILD Supporting Home Instruction Encompassing Lexington District

“SHIELD is a Christian support group for parent-directed, privately funded education of one’s own children according to the SC Home School Law (Section 59-65-40 Home Schooling Program). The South Carolina Department of Education states that Virtual Charter Schools do not fall under the above SC Home School statues, but instead are under the direction of the public school. According to SC law, Virtual Charter Schools are not considered homeschools, but public schools at home. For this reason, SHIELD membership is not applicable for VCS families.”

 

 

 

Marion

Hartsville Home Educators

“Known as HHE, we are a non-profit, multi-denominational, member-run support group for families who homeschool throughout the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. We are a diverse group of families united together to provide support, educational programs through our co-op and fun activities for the whole family. While our mission is distinctively Christian, we welcome all homeschool families who are comfortable within a Christian environment.”

 

 

Marlboro

Hartsville Home Educators

“Known as HHE, we are a non-profit, multi-denominational, member-run support group for families who homeschool throughout the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. We are a diverse group of families united together to provide support, educational programs through our co-op and fun activities for the whole family. While our mission is distinctively Christian, we welcome all homeschool families who are comfortable within a Christian environment.”

 

 

McCormick

Central Savannah River Area (CSRA)

“The CSRA Home Education Association is a Christian association of homeschoolers seeking to encourage one another in privilege of training up their children to love and serve the Lord their God. Though individuals do not have to be professed Christians to join our association, the Board of Directors and Coordinators each annually sign a profession of faith. As well, those joining are asked to sign a statement of acknowledgement and agreement to our rules of conduct. The association functions as a result of a large group of volunteers – not paid staff – seeking to serve other homeschoolers.”

 

 

Newberry

HERALD5

“HERALD5 is a support group for Christian homeschooling families of the Midlands of South Carolina. Our desire as parents is to Biblically instruct our children, allow and encourage our children to pursue their God-given talents and interests, seek out special instruction as needed, gain wisdom and fellowship with both veteran homeschooling parents and those who are new to homeschooling, and accomplish these goals with support from like-minded families.”

 

Oconee

Orangeburg

 

 

Pickens

Christian Home Educators Of Easley

“We are a cooperative support group for Christian homeschooling families who come together for classes and activities on a weekly basis. Often described as “a good, old-fashioned co-op,” all members participate to fulfill various roles in order for our group to function and parents are required to remain on-site with their child(ren). CHEE classes are held on Mondays from August to April at Mt. Airy Baptist Church off Hwy. 81. (Please do not contact the church regarding our group. Inquiries may be sent to [email protected].)”

 

Easley Home Educators

“Easley Home Educators is a support group seeking to provide support and encouragement to those families who are homeschooling their children in an environment conducive to good moral and philosophical instruction, with a traditional Judeo/Christian emphasis.”

 

 

Richland

HERALD5

“HERALD5 is a support group for Christian homeschooling families of the Midlands of South Carolina. Our desire as parents is to Biblically instruct our children, allow and encourage our children to pursue their God-given talents and interests, seek out special instruction as needed, gain wisdom and fellowship with both veteran homeschooling parents and those who are new to homeschooling, and accomplish these goals with support from like-minded families.”

 

School of the Minds

This group is “located in Irmo, S.C., is a leading homeschool support group committed to quality high-level secular education and to developing a dedicated inclusive homeschool community.”

 

 

 

Saluda

HERALD5

“HERALD5 is a support group for Christian homeschooling families of the Midlands of South Carolina. Our desire as parents is to Biblically instruct our children, allow and encourage our children to pursue their God-given talents and interests, seek out special instruction as needed, gain wisdom and fellowship with both veteran homeschooling parents and those who are new to homeschooling, and accomplish these goals with support from like-minded families.”

 

 

 

Spartanburg

Spartanburg Homeschoolers

“Spartanburg Homeschoolers is a support group for homeschoolers in the Spartanburg area. We are open to any homeschooling family regardless of ethnicity, faith, lifestyle or home-educating style.”

 

Upstate SC Homeschool Information Hub

“The purpose of this group is to assist and support the homeschool community of Upstate South Carolina by providing a central location to find information and ask questions.”

 

 

Sumter

Hartsville Home Educators

“Known as HHE, we are a non-profit, multi-denominational, member-run support group for families who homeschool throughout the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. We are a diverse group of families united together to provide support, educational programs through our co-op and fun activities for the whole family. While our mission is distinctively Christian, we welcome all homeschool families who are comfortable within a Christian environment.”

 

Sumter Area Family Educators(SAFE)

“ The purpose of the Sumter Area Family Educators is to offer information and support from a distinctly Christian perspective to all families interested in homeschooling in Sumter and the surrounding areas.  Though our faith will often be evidenced in our activities, our aim is not to be a para-church or evangelistic organization.  We will be active in political reform that supports the individuals’ right to homeschool their children.  We will also provide information on spiritual, political, curriculum, and practical matters. “

 

Union

 

 

Williamsburg

Hartsville Home Educators

“Known as HHE, we are a non-profit, multi-denominational, member-run support group for families who homeschool throughout the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. We are a diverse group of families united together to provide support, educational programs through our co-op and fun activities for the whole family. While our mission is distinctively Christian, we welcome all homeschool families who are comfortable within a Christian environment.”

 

 

York

FMAH (Fort Mill Area Homeschoolers)

“FMAH (Fort Mill Area Homeschoolers) is a support group for home schooling families in the Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Indian Land, and Rock Hill area. We have joined together to encourage and support one another as we educate our children at home.”

 

HERALD5

“HERALD5 is a support group for Christian homeschooling families of the Midlands of South Carolina. Our desire as parents is to Biblically instruct our children, allow and encourage our children to pursue their God-given talents and interests, seek out special instruction as needed, gain wisdom and fellowship with both veteran homeschooling parents and those who are new to homeschooling, and accomplish these goals with support from like-minded families.”

 

Rock Hill Area Homeschool Curriculum Swap

“A place to buy, sell, trade, or give away used curriculum, books, or other homeschool materials.”

 

York Education At Home (YEAH)

“A Christian Homeschool Support Group Serving Families in York & Chester Counties in S.C., and Gaston & Mecklenburg Counties in N.C.”

 

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