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State Organizations and Local Support Groups

by Mary Ann Kelley

South Carolina Homeschool Organizations

Palmetto State Association of Homeschools

Palmetto State Association of Homeschools is a third option homeschool association in South Carolina. The home office is located in Gaffney, SC. It offers many services which include but is not limited to, diplomas, transcripts, graduations, Assistance with Palmetto Fellows Scholarships, and so much more. It is in the process of starting up new online classes on record keeping, homeschooling the highschooler and more.

Grace Home School Association

The purpose of Grace Home School Association is to offer an option, as stated in the SC Code of Laws (59-65-47), to those who desire to educate their children unencumbered by unnecessary restrictions, requirements, and expense. Grace is a legal, alternate source of approval for home schooling parents.

Homeward Education Association

A great way to legally home school in South Carolina with the minimum amount of restrictions placed on the home schooling family! By home schooling through an association, a family has more freedom in the choice of their curriculum and style of learning. The low cost of third option associations are also a plus! Home schooling has never been easier in South Carolina!

SCHEA- South Carolina Home Educators Association

SCHEA - South Carolina Home Educators Association is a state-wide support group and resource for all home schooling families, 3rd option accountability associations, 2nd option SCAIHS, and support groups in South Carolina. SCHEA works to assist families and groups with homeschooling needs and endeavors. SCHEA acts as legislative "watch dogs" of SC, watching for potentially harmful legislation as well as creating a pro-active presence at the Statehouse in Columbia and encouraging home schooling families to support home school friendly legislation. SCHEA is available to speak at home school conferences across the state, workshops for support groups, support accountability associations, and offer special events throughout the year.

Carolina Homeschooler

A statewide support group providing information, support, and encouragement for SC homeschooling families. Offers print and email newsletters, message boards, mailing lists, trips, courses, contests, and more.

South Carolina Homeschool Support Groups

Aiken Area Home Educators Aiken

We are an organization of Christian families who share a commitment to the Biblically based Home Education of our children.

The Christian Curriculum Connection Aiken

TCCC is a used homeschool book consignment store. We have been in business since 2001. We shipped books all over the US. Shop online at

Lowcountry Christian Home Educators Association Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties

LCHEA is a non-profit, Christian support group established for home-educating parents in the Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties of South Carolina. Our purpose is to provide support, guidance and encouragement to one another as home educators based on closely held Christian principles. Formed in 1988 by 20 homeschooling families, it has now grown to over 350 !

Holy City Homeschooling Charleston

Holy City Homeschooling is a Christian, 3rd option support group located in the Charleston, SC area.

CHEFS - Carolina Home Educators Family Support Chesterfield 7 Marlboro counties

Carolina Home Educators Family Support is a home school support group connecting homeschooling families in Chesterfield, Marlboro, Anson, and Richmond counties of NC and SC. All homeschooling families are welcome.

Schooling in North Columbia (SINC) Columbia

INC is a non statement of faith support group for the Northeast Columbia area.

FREEDOM Home School Support Group Columbia and surrounding areas

We are a FREE Independent Christian Home School support group where families support each other .

THING-The Homeschool Inclusive Network of Greenville Greenville

THING: The Homeschool Inclusive Network of Greenville is a support group for families of all faiths, creeds, political persuasions, and pedagogical approaches. The group provides fellowship opportunities and enrichment experiences for both parents and children who homeschool in Greenville County (SC) and the surrounding area.

Upstate Homeschoolers Unlimited Greenville county

An inclusive homeschool group. We meet for educational activities, socialization, and support.

Family TOUCH Greenville County

We are a Christian homeschooling support group in the Upstate of SC. Monthly support meetings, field trips, parties, events, classes, etc.... Please email for information.

Upstate Field Trip Friends Greenville, Clemson

Upstate Field Trip Friends is a non-profit, inclusive activities and social group for homeschooling families in the Greenville, Clemson, Oconee, Pickens, and Greenville areas of South Carolina. Find and join us on Facebook for field trips, classes, park days, parties, community service projects and more.

Beach Unschoolers Myrtle Beach

support group

Network of Inclusive Coastal Home Educators Myrtle Beach, Pawley's Island

N.I.C.H.E.: A Myrtle Beach to Pawley's Island Home Schooling Support Group

Special Homeschoolers Statewide

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.

Carolina Homeschooler - Educational Travel Statewide

We enjoy coordinating economical trips for homeschooling families. With group discounts for travel, hotel, and admission tickets, we're working to make US and international trips more affordable.

Homeward Education Association Support Groups Statewide

Eastover Homeschoolers Sumter, Richland, Kershaw, Eastover, Horrell Hill, Hopkins, Southeast Columbia

Living in Eastover many of the home school activities are further away than I wanted to travel on a regular basis. I really want to find other families in the area to get together with so that our children could play together without a lot of fuss. Moms & Dads are both welcome and you do not have to live in Eastover, anywhere in the area works for me. I hope that we can find friendship & support among ourselves so please join only if you are willing to be supportive or at least tolerant of others decisions & views. Homeschool, SC, Sumter, Richland, Kershaw, Eastover, Horrell Hill, Hopkins, Southeast Columbia, Education, South Carolina.

The Curriculum Exchange York

Homeschool book store; consign or buy homeschool materials.

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