We're glad to have you with us!

Need information about homeschooling in South Carolina? We're here to help! The different areas of our website will tell you more about us, explain how to legally homeschool in SC, answer a lot of the questions newcomers ask, provide information about local events and group trips, provide links to resources, and help you connect with our community and local support groups.

Need an association to comply with SC's homeschool law?

We've recently expanded to provide Third Option membership as mandated by Section 59-65-47 in the SC Code of Laws. Our membership services focus on providing an interactive online community for students and parents, as well as outside field trips and classes. Whether you need us to comply with SC's "third option" homeschool law, or just want to take advantage of our online (and offline) community and events, we hope you'll consider joining us for the 2013-2014 school year.

Don't live in South Carolina?

Many of the resources at this site aren't specific to SC, and you can still participate in many of our events and trips without becoming a member. If you want to become a member to join us for our online (and offline) educational community, that's fine, too. We'd love to have you with us!

Dianna’s Ramblings...
Winding up the year...

This has been an amazing year of new experiences for me. I've enjoyed providing new services for Option 3 homeschoolers in South Carolina and for out-of-state families who enjoy the extra events and online activities.

As the year winds down, plans for next year are already underway. I'll schedule field trips throughout the state, especially in Columbia, the upstate, coastal, and low-country areas, where I have a lot of members. And we'll continue with the online book groups and workshops since they're popular with our students.

The major trips I've planned for next year are Washington DC, Disney World, a cruise to the Western Caribbean, and a trip to Italy. I hope to add our Fort Caswell marine science camp back to the schedule in the spring or early summer of 2015. I'm also working on an end-of-year event for us - something the children (and parents!) can look forward to every year.

Many thanks to the wonderful families who've allowed me to be a part of their homeschool journey this year. I'm looking forward to even more adventures together next year!


What’s New...
April is the last month to receive a discount off 2014-2015 membership.

Just opened registration for our Western Caribbean Cruise! Come sail away with us!

Registration for our Carowinds Education Day is now closed.

Join us in the lowcountry for our Barrier Island Ecology Adventure and Boone Hall Plantation/Fort Moultrie tours

Tour Washington DC with us!

We still have spots available on our Italy tour. Exlplore Venice, Florence, Rome, Pisa, Verona, Assisi, Pompeii, and Burano with us!

Join us in Myrtle Beach to Swim with the Sharks (and swim with stingrays!)

Priority registration for the new FastPass+ reservations for Disney World is May 3!

Join us in Huntsville, Alabama for Space Camp and Aviation Challenge!

Build rockets with us! The deadline to register is May 7.

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Carolina Homeschooler
PO Box 1421
Lancaster SC 29721

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Important Dates
April 30

My Heart in a Suitcase performance (Jewish Kindertransport during WWII)


May 2

Civil War Living History Day


May 9

Carowinds Education Day


May 16

Space Mission 4-12


May 21

Van Gogh Alive exhibit


May 24-28

New York City


May 30

Rocketry Lab


June 5-8

Blue Ridge Mountains Camp


June 28

Sleep with the Sharks!


September 6-13

Disney World trip!


October 1-6

Washington DC trip


October 17

Barrier Island Ecology Adventure


October 18

Boone Hall Plantation and Fort Moultrie tours


November 7-9

Space Camp


November 7-9

Aviation Challenge


January 4-11, 2015

Western Caribbean Cruise!


March 5-14, 2015

Trip to Italy!


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