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South Carolina Homeschool Law & Support Groups

Homeschool Law

The following is provided for informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.

S.C. Homeschool Laws
Text of the South Carolina homeschooling law.

Special Education Laws and Rules

Section 59-65-40 D states:
"Should a student in a home schooling program score below the test requirements of the promotion standard prescribed for public school students by the State Board of Education for one year, the district board of trustees shall decide whether or not the student shall receive appropriate instructional placement in the public school, special services as a handicapped student, or home schooling with an instructional support system at parental expense."

This section appears to provide for the chld to be evaluated for SPED services. It is unclear whether or not the state makes a practice of providing such services to homeschoolers.

Relevant Court Rulings and Position Papers

I have no information at this time. Please feel free to contact me if you are aware of information I should include here.

Homeschool Support Groups

THING: The Homeschool Inclusive Network of Northern Greenville
"Purpose: To provide support for homeschool families of all faiths (or no faith at all) in Greenville, Travelers Rest, and the surrounding area. The community strives to be open, tolerant, and non-discriminatory, refraining from embracing any political or religious agenda. All people are welcome. Members are united only by their desire to provide a quality education for their children.

Tri-county Educational Association of Community Homeschoolers
"TEACH is a co-operative support group of approximately 40 homeschooling families who have joined together to support each other in our efforts to educate our children. We do this by sharing information and experiences as well as participating together in field trips, classes, and social activities."

Homeschool Resources

Christian Homeschooler's Association of South Eastern South Carolina
CHASE SC is a Christian Association that was originally operated by a Christian homeschooling family. No Statement of Faith or religious information is included on the application; however, our board members are Christians. We only accept applications from those homeschoolers that are currently starting their third year of homeschooling, or have been homeschooling longer than two years.

South Carolina Homeschooling
A to Z Home's Cool resource page for homeschooling in South Carolina.

Special Homeschoolers
"If you are homeschooling special needs children in South Carolina, you are welcome regardless of your religious affiliations. However please understand that this is a Christian based support group and email loop. We do advocate prayer for our children and our families. We will share resources, curriculum ideas, support and prayer if needed and always when requested."

Getting Started
Tips and resources for getting started with homeschooling.

Legal Issues
Special legal issues facing parents homeschooling children with disabilities.

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