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#1 MGH04

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:14 PM

I was wondering what I need to do to make homeschool legally official for my two girls. One is starting 5th grade and the other will be starting kindergarten. Do I need to go through anyone else besides signing up with Carolina Homeschooler? What about my youngest who will be starting her first school year in Kindergarten?



#2 Dianna

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:25 PM

You have to register with a homeschool association, and follow Option 3 requirements (the vast majority of homeschoolers in SC choose Option 3). For more information about Option 3 requirements, see http://www.carolinah...com/alegal.html

 

Also, I'd recommend reading through my FAQs, starting here: http://www.carolinah....com/afaq3.html

 

You can sign a waiver for kindergarten at your local school and won't have to do the record-keeping required by Option 3, or if you don't want to deal with the school, you can register her as a K student and do the same record-keeping as any other student. (The record-keeping isn't as bad as it sounds.)

 

I'd recommend choosing/registering with an association as soon as possible to avoid truancy issues (SC expects you to be registered somewhere - homeschool, public school, private school - and often use the local school's start date as a guideline).

 

Let me know if you have any other questions. Welcome to our community, and to homeschooling! :)

 

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:36 PM

So instead of signing a waiver I can sign up with Carolina Homeschooler today and put down as her starting kindergarten? Who do I show that she is homeschooling and proving she is doing her work. I know this issue is later down the road but who issues diplomas?



#4 Dianna

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:43 PM

Yes, you can sign up with Carolina Homeschooler today and register both your students instead of dealing with the local school.

 

The rest of your questions are answered in my FAQs (linked above) in more length, and more briefly on my membership page here: http://www.carolinah...membership.html

 

Let me know if you have any other questions.

 

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