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State Organizations and Local Support Groups

by Mary Ann Kelley

South Carolina Homeschool Organizations & Support Groups

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.

3 Brothers Education Charleston

3 Brothers Education is a licensed SC homeschool accountability association. All homeschooled children in SC (under Option 3) need to be a member of a homeschool accountability association. 3 Brothers Education will make sure you are covered and provide the support you need so you can focus on your children's education.

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 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.

The SC Homeschooling Connection Irmo

Cross-promoting and networking with local homeschool groups and associations. Bringing awareness of current news and issues in the Palmetto State. Promote National School Choice Week and Pinwheels for Prevention.

REACH Midlands/Metropolitan Columbia

REACH is a support group open to all homeschoolers, regardless of religious preference, political affiliation or educational philosophy. REACH (Resources, Encouragement and Activities for Columbia Homeschoolers) offers 3rd Option accountability services and learning co-ops.

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

Pee Dee Christian Home Educators Association, PDCHEA Pee Dee

Offering co-op classes, field trips, activities and more.

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

The Curriculum Exchange York

Homeschool book store; consign or buy homeschool materials.

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