South Carolina Homeschool Law: Option 2

OPTION #2

The following regulations are for homeschooling in South Carolina as a member of The South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools.

Notify The School District

The South Carolina Homeschool Law Option 2, requires you to be a paid member of The South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools in order to homeschool your child. Your membership in SCAIHS will be enough to fulfill this regulation of notification, the state of South Carolina requires SCAIHS to report your enrollment to your school district each year you are enrolled.

If You Need To Withdraw Your Child

If your child is already attending a South Carolina Public School then you will need to officially withdraw them before beginning to homeschool. The first step of the withdrawal process is to become a member of SCAIHS. After you have paid for your membership, SCAIHS will provide other documents to aid you in withdrawing your child. Your child’s school may also have specific paperwork for you to fill out (release of records, etc.).

 

Qualify

The South Carolina Homeschool Law Option 2, requires you to have a high school diploma, a GED, or a baccalaureate degree in order to homeschool your child.

(see legal reference #1)

 

Days Of Instruction

The South Carolina Homeschool Law Option 2, requires you to teach at least 180 days/year.

(see legal reference #1)

 

Required Subjects

The South Carolina Homeschool Law Option 2, requires you to teach at least the following 5 subjects:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Mathematics
  4. Science
  5. Social Studies

For grades 7-12 add the following 2 subjects, for a total of 7 subjects:

  1. Composition
  2. Literature

(see legal reference #1)

 

Keep Records

The South Carolina Homeschool Law Option 2, does not require you to keep records of your homeschooling.

NOTE: SCAIHS offers permanent record keeping for all of their members.

 

Testing

The South Carolina Homeschool Law Option 2, does not require you to participate in testing.

NOTE: SCAIHS offers testing for their members.

 

Legal References

  1. Homeschool Option 2 Regulations: South Carolina Code of Laws 59-65-45.

 

This summary is for informational purposes only and is not given as legal advice. HomeschoolStateLaws.com does not endorse any of the links or organizations listed above.


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