On Tuesday, February 5th, Representatives Brannan, Anthony, Horne and Jefferson introduced H3478 in the SC House of Representatives. This bill would require ALL home schoolers to take state approved standardized tests, would require SCAIHS and all third option groups to report NAMES, not numbers, to the Department of Education each year and would eliminate ALL third option groups effective July 1, 2014. The bill is currently in the House Committee on Education & Public Works. We need homeschoolers to write, email or contact House Members on the Education and Public Works Committee and let them know our opposition to this bill. As with all communications, please be polite and respectful!
Associations are a great way to legally home school in South Carolina with the minimum amount of restrictions placed on the home schooling family! By home schooling through an association, a family has more freedom in the choice of their curriculum and style of learning. The low cost of third option associations are also a plus! Home schooling has never been easier in South Carolina!
Homeward Education Association Responsibilities to Family:
Provide family with a legal option in home schooling.
Will maintain the minimum required records by law.
Will report to the respective school districts the number of students enrolled by the required date.
Will not infringe on a member family's right to privacy.
Will provide member family with membership letter for proof of legal membership.
Member Family's Responsibilities:
Provide the necessary information to comply with state law.
Complete and return year-end Compliance Form. (Click on link to view or print.)
Maintain all required records as stated in law.
Education of student(s) will be the responsibility of parent/teacher.
Will provide their school district proof of membership with HEA when withdrawing their child from school.
Will abide by the set fee schedule.
Will abide by state law, Section 59-65-47.
APPLICATION: If you live in South Carolina and want to join Homeward Education Association, print and fill out the application. Enclose with remittance and mail to Homeward Education Association.