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Carolina Homeschooler Edit Remove More
P.O. Box 1421, Lancaster, SC 29721
Email: director@carolinahomeschooler.com
A statewide network that supports, encourages, and informs homeschoolers in South Carolina. We provide newsletters, message boards, educational trips, an events calendar, and more!

South Carolina Home Educators Association (SCHEA) Edit Remove More
P.O. Box 2707, Irmo, SC 29063
Phone: (803) 772-2330
Email: schea@schea.net
SCHEA was formed in 1987 to support home educators in South Carolina and to perform a lead role to create legal protection for home education in South Carolina. SCHEA, working with many other concerned individuals and organizations, was instrumental in convincing the state legislature to create the first South Carolina law requiring recognition of home schooling in 1988.

Today, committed volunteer home school families from across the state continue to work through SCHEA to create opportunities and support to the zhome school community and promote an accurate and favorable image of home education in South Carolina.

Central Savannah River Area Home Education Association (CSRA-HEA) Edit Remove
Serving Georgia and South Carolina around Augusta, GA
Phone: (762) 233-5432
Email: csrahea.web@gmail.com
Our mission is to provide resources to homeschooling parents while promoting study of all aspects of God. We have many members in both Georgia and South Carolina, and we welcome you whether you are new to homeschooling or an experienced homeschooler. We are the largest organization in our area. Read more...

Christian Home Educators of Easley Edit Remove More
Easley, Powdersville, Piedmont, Anderson
Email: chee.easley@gmail.com
We are an old-fashioned, cooperative support group offering classes and activities for Christian homeschooling families on a weekly basis throughout the school year. Membership fees are reasonable and affordable.

Christian Homeschooler's Association of South Carolina Edit Remove
P.O. Box 51386, Summerville, SC 29485-1386
Contact: Wendy Graham
Phone: (843) 376-3209
Email: christianhomeschoolersassoc@gmail.com
Christian Homeschoolers’ Association of South Carolina is a third option homeschool accountability group under SC Code of Law section 59-65-47 with members from all counties in South Carolina. Because the law 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. We are here to provide the legal accountability as well as any support needed; but we will not intrude or dictate the individual details that make each family’s homeschool program right for their children. Our membership year is from June 1 to May 31 each year. The application fee is $30. Renewal is $25 if completed by July 31 and $30 from August 1 through the rest of the year. There are no religious or denominational requirements for membership. Read more...

Christian Homeschoolers of Northeast Columbia Edit Remove More
Northeast Columbia, Blythewood, Ridgeway, Elgin, Lugoff, and surrounding areas
Contact: Mary Ann Adams
Phone: (803) 754-2603
Email: maryannhadams@gmail.com
A Christian group serving families in the northeast Columbia area and surrounding communities. We meet for play dates, field trips, and support. There is no membership fee. Please contact Mary Ann directly for more information; we are a private Facebook group and have no website.

CORE Homeschool Network Edit Remove More
Serving the greater Greenville area
Email: corehsnetwork-owner@yahoogroups.com
We are an inclusive, non-directed group. All members are welcome to plan activities, fieldtrips, co-operative classes, etc. We offer park days, mothers' nights out and more.

Gregorius Magnus Home School Association Edit Remove
Serving Area Code 864 (Upstate South Carolina)
Contact: Mary Stone
Phone: (864) 517-0285
Email: gregoriusmagnushsa@rocketmail.com
We are a Christian homeschool association under SC Code of laws 59-65-47 (third option). We do not discriminate based on religion, ethnicity, background, disability or walk of life. Our fee is $35 annually per family. Read more...

Home Education Resources and Services (HERS) Edit Remove More
4623 North Main Street, Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (866) 883-4287

Lowcountry Christian Home Educators Association (LCHEA) Edit Remove More
Charleston, SC
Email: Form / Contact Page
We are a support group in the LowCountry. We do not take VCS families though, but we would love to have you, if you are homeschooling the traditional way.

Morning Star Catholic Homeschool Support Group Edit Remove More
Charleston area
Contact: Michelle Shahid
Phone: (843) 881-2451
Email: mjshahid@gmail.com
The purpose of this group is to support Catholic parents through friendship, prayers, advice, activity coordination, and information sharing.

Oconee County Third Option Group (OCTOG) Edit Remove More
Serving Oconee County residents
Contact: Melissa Bone
Phone: (864) 784-4106
Email: octogsc@gmail.com
We are an accountability group allowing families to homeschool legally under the third option provided in the South Carolina homeschooling law. Our membership is limited to Oconee County residents only.

Palmetto Home School Association (PHA), Inc. Edit Remove More
454 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (803) 327-2344
Email: director@palmettoha.org
PHA is a 3rd Option legal accountability group serving homeschoolers K-12 throughout the state of South Carolina. PHA was founded in 1996 and is backed by a Board of Directors, all of whom have homeschooled their own children.

Palmetto Independent Educators (PIE) Edit Remove More
P.O. Box 2475, Aiken SC 29802
Contact: Denise Merchant
Phone: (803) 649-2415
Fax: (803) 643-1843
Email: admin@homeschoolingwithpie.org
Serving the homeschool community for over 20 years. 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. We offer transcript and diploma services as well as participate in the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship.

Palmetto State Assoc. of Homeschools Edit Remove More
P.O. Box 638, Gaffney, SC 29342
Contact: Kathy Phillips
Phone: (864) 381-7724 or (864) 381-7724
Email: info@palmettostate.org
A 3rd option homeschool association committed to working with families through their homeschooling years.

Parent's Association for Christian Education in SC (PACESC) Edit Remove More
P.O. Box 1767, Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Contact: Phyllis Lowder
Phone: (843) 899-4333
Fax: (843) 899-4350
Email: pacesc@pacesc.com
PACESC is a 3rd-option homeschool accountability association that serves homeschool families throughout the state. PACESC allows parents the flexibility under the law to choose their curriculum, determine their schedule, and apply their own family values without control or restraint. PACESC offers information, guidance, curriculum counseling, record keeping, transcripts & diplomas, and support. We support traditional and non-traditional homeschoolers. Our fees are low and we charge one price for the entire family, not per child.

Pee Dee Christian Home Educators Association Edit Remove More
P.O. Box 3861, Florence, SC 29502
Contact: Kim Stogner
Phone: (803) 460-9358
Email: pdchea@gmail.com, http://www.pdchea.org/index.php?option=com_alfcontact&itemid=8
A homeschool support group serving the Pee Dee region of SC for over 20 years.

Pickens Christian Homeschool Educators Edit Remove More
Based in Pickens County
Contact: Deborah Shanley
Phone: (864) 868-5543
Email: deborahshanley@myexcel.com
Field trips, co-op, play, 4-H, youth group, prom, valentine banquet, etc.

Piedmont Home Educators Association Edit Remove More
115 Buist Avenue, Greenville, SC 29609
Contact: Martha Freitag
Phone: (864) 268-6880
Email: phea@att.net
We are a third option accountability group. We have been helping home school families since the law was first enacted in 1997. We are one of the oldest and most experienced groups in the state. We provide transcripts and diplomas for our high schoolers. We also do class ranking and provide scholarship support for the state scholarships and any others that parents request help with.

Resources, Encouragement and Activities for Columbia area Homeschoolers (REACH) Edit Remove
P.O. Box 204, Irmo, SC 29063
Email: reach@reachgroup.org
REACH is an inclusive group with over 200 member families. Read more...

SC Homeschooling Connection Edit Remove
Statewide Support Resources
Contact: Kim Andrysczyk
Phone: (803) 348-2419
Email: homeschoolingsc@gmail.com
Our Mission is to provide resources that inspire excellence, promote respect, and improve communication among homeschoolers in SC. We work to cross-promote events and activities for homeschoolers: including conferences, workshops, competitions, graduations, curriculum sales, volunteer opportunities, public rallies and more. We celebrate National School Choice Week campaign and promote Pinwheels for Prevention.

No membership fee. Inclusive.

South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS) Edit Remove
930 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29033
Phone: (803) 454-0427
Fax: (803) 454-0428
Email: scaihs@scaihs.org
SCAIHS is the premiere statewide accountability group and one of few that provide curriculum and educational counseling. Services are divided into a range of educational programs providing permanent records and official transcripts, and at the high school level, DMV letters, class rank, guidance counselor services for scholarship applications, graduation ceremony, and diplomas. SCAIHS also offers its members teacher seminars, newsletters, a resource room, email updates, standardized testing, membership card, and much more. Read more...

Spartanburg Homeschoolers Edit Remove More
Based in Spartanburg, SC 29301
Contact: Renee Hill
Phone: (864) 486-0234
Email: sptbghomeschoolers@yahoo.com
An activities group for homeschoolers in the Upstate area open to families of all faiths and backgrounds. We offer park days, field trips and an e-mail loop for members.

Sumter Area Family Educators (SAFE) Edit Remove
Sumter, SC 29154
Contact: Cheryl Chandler
Phone: (803) 495-2110
The purpose of the Sumter Area Family Educators is to offer information and support from a distinctly Christian perspective to all families interested in home schooling who wish to take part in our organization. Read more...

The South Carolina Homeschool Accountability Association (TSCHAA) Edit Remove More
PO Box 463 Gray Court, SC 29645
Contact: Lara T Caldwell
Phone: (864) 939-8341
Email: admin@tschaa.com
TSCHAA is a third option accountability association for SC homeschoolers.

- TSCHAA offers affordable Membership for legal accountability for your entire family. (Applications are accepted year round.)

- Free planning/record keeping sheets, a monthly newsletter, phone/email support, emailed membership card, and an online support group are included in TSCHAA's membership.

- Application and End-of-Year form are available online for fast processing. Each form walks you through the Third Option SC Homeschool Law to make sure you understand what is required of you to legally homeschool.

- High school transcripts, report cards, and diplomas are available for an additional fee.

Tri-County Home Educators Edit Remove
P.O. Box 533, Seneca, SC 29679
Email: tricountyhomeed@gmail.com
We are a Christian organization of like-minded Christian home educators. We promote home education as the Scriptural design for education. Read more...

Upstate Field Trip Friends Edit Remove More
Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, & Greenville areas of South Carolina
Contact: Melissa Simmons-Cox
Email: uftf.melissa@yahoo.com
Upstate Field Trip Friends is a non-profit, inclusive activities & social group for homeschooling families in the Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, & Greenville areas of South Carolina. We warmly welcome and value participation from homeschooling families of different faiths, religions, (or lack of same), politics, races, ethnicities, family composition, sexual orientation, diets, vaccination status, abilities or disabilities, and home education styles. DIVERSITY IS A BEAUTIFUL THING!!
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