Welcome Area Homeschoolers!

This is a place to make homeschooling announcements, share information, encourage others in their homeschooling efforts, buy and sell curriculum and generally help each other out!

Please feel free to email me at charlottecushman@gmail.com with your announcements.

Remember that this is a public forum, so anything that you do not want communicated over the web is not appropriate for this site.

Our heart is to reach out to our community and offer resources, encouragement and help to those who homeschool or who are interested in homeschooling.  Our efforts are from a Christian perspective and we do reserve to the right not to publish anything that we feel will interfere with the message of the Gospel. However, you do not need to be a member of the CBCCA Umbrella in order to participate here. We welcome you!

Some information about our homeschooling group –

Community Bible Church Christian Academy is a legal umbrella that allows members of of Community Bible Church to homeschool legally in South Carolina using the third option.CBCCA is an third option association that is open only to families who have at  least one parent who is an active member of CBC.

Although CBCCA itself is a legal umbrella, please know that we have many homeschooling activities including support meetings, park days, co-op and a homeschooling conference that are open to anyone in our homeschooling community.

We highly encourage homeschooling moms to join us at Woman’s Life, our women’s ministry that meets twice a month during the school year. We have a wonderful children’s program that is geared both to preschool and homeschooled students!

Also if you are not eligible for our legal umbrella Carolina Homeschooler is a great resource for finding other option 3 associations to participate in.

Below are three options for Homeschoolers in SC.

Option 1 : Establish and operate a home school as approved by the local school board. 180 days per year, 4½ hours per day. Reading, writing, math, science, and social studies; also composition and literature in grades 7-12. High school diploma or GED or a baccalaureate degree. Maintain evidence of regular instruction including a record of subjects taught, activities in which the student and parent engage, a portfolio of the child’s work, and a record of academic evaluations, with a semiannual progress report. Participate in the annual statewide testing program and the Basic Skills Assessment Program.

Option 2: Establish and operate a home school under the membership auspices of the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS). 180 days per year. Reading, writing, math, science, and social studies; also composition and literature in grades 7-12. High school diploma or GED. None required by statute; SCAIHS requires some recordkeeping. None required by statute; SCAIHS has certain testing requirements.

Option 3: (CBCCA falls into this category) Establish and operate a home school under the membership auspices of an association for home schools with no fewer than fifty members. 180 days per year. Reading, writing, math, science, and social studies; also composition and literature in grades 7-12. High school diploma or GED. Maintain evidence of regular instruction including a record of subjects taught, activities in which the student and parent engage, and a portfolio of the child’s work, with a semiannual progress report.

One response

  1. I am homeschooling my 3 children in Rincon, Ga. I am seeking some advise on how to keep records for grades, progress reports, report cards and transcripts. If you would, please call me at 912-826-0234 or 912-856-2598

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