Homeschooling in South Carolina: Start Here

Welcome to the home page for homeschooling in South Carolina. If you are searching for information about SC homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.

South Carolina has more legal requirements than most states.

South Carolina Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in South Carolina

There are an estimated 27,226 home educated students in South Carolina

South Carolina requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. There are state required subjects. South Carolina policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Annual assessment

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. South Carolina does not prohibit parents from homeschooling based on their legal or criminal history. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, prohibit some parents based on their criminal history or by someone living in the home.

There is no required level of education for parents in South Carolina to educate their children at home.

South Carolina vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

South Carolina Homeschool Law

South Carolina State Standards and Common Core

The previous gubernatorial administration adopted the Common Core. Since 2011 Governor Haley’s administration has actively worked to back out of the Common Core; however, the legislature has yet to rescind the Common Core. Instructional materials were scheduled to completely reflect the Common Core for the 2013–14 school year.

State Subject Requirements

The state's requirements are essentially the same across the various legal options. Reading, writing, math, science, and social studies, and, in grades 7 through 12, composition and literature.

Important SC legal information links

South Carolina Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in SC

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in South Carolina! Click here to get started.

Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups

Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.

Local Common Core Action Groups

Find Homeschool Curriculum

We make it incredibly easy to find the right homeschool curriculum for your family. View our list of homeschool curriculum to get started.

South Carolina Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in SC

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Sources: State-by-state education laws, state-by-state education bylaws, Dept. Education, local homeschool groups, and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
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