STEP 1: Register to Homeschool

STEP 1: Register to Homeschool

First things first…Do you qualify to homeschool?  Check your state laws.  Most will require a High School Diploma or GED.

If that’s all good CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

It is important to know your rights and legal obligations as a homeschooler.  Please take a moment to review the Homeschool Laws:

SC HOME SCHOOL LAW

Home School Legal Defense (HSLDA):

http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/SC/default.asp

South Carolina Legislation website:

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t59c065.php

SC State Dept. of Education:

http://ed.sc.gov/agency/programs-services/125/documents/SCHomeSchoolLawSection-59-65.pdf

GA HOME SCHOOL LAW

Home School Legal Defense (HSLDA): http://www.hslda.org/laws/analysis/georgia.pdf

GEORGIA RESIDENTS ONLY: If you missed this above…please ensure you take this next step to be legal to homeschool in the State of Georgia.

Click here:  Home Study Program Declaration Of Intent

For more information on Georgia requirements and law go here:

https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Pages/Home-Schools.aspx

GA RESIDENTS-PRINT THIS DOCUMENT FOR YOUR RECORDS:

Georgia Home School Law & Requirements

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Do I need a college degree to homeschool?
    • No, you do not!  Anyone can homeschool as long as they a high school diploma/GED.
  • How much is the registration fee?
    • Our registration fee is $30 per year.
  • How many days per year am I required to homeschool?
    • 180 days.
  • How many hours per day am I required to homeschool?
    • There are no set hours required to homeschool.
  • Does Lowcountry Homeschool Association provide us with curriculum?
    • No, we do not provide families with curriculum.  We only advise and give guidance on curriculum options.
  • What does “option 3” mean?
    • Option 3 means that we are an accountability and support group.  Option 3 is the most popular choice among homeschoolers.
  • Do I have to report to the state?
    • Under option 3 you are not required to report to the state.  On our website in December you will need to fill out our mid-year progress report, and then at the end of the school year you will need to fill out an end of year report.
  • What if I have legal questions?
    • If you have any legal questions regarding homeschooling, I would highly suggest contacting the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) or visiting their website www.hslda.org .
  • Is testing required?
    • It depends on the state that you live in.  South Carolina does NOT require testing but Georgia does.