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Complete Homeschool ProgramBelow is a brief summary of the homeschooling law in South Carolina.

Compulsory School Age
“five years of age before September first until . . . seventeenth birthday or” graduates from high school”; five-year-olds may be excused from kindergarten with submission of written notice to the school district

Links for South Carolina Homeschool Law:

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South Carolina Legal Home Schooling Options:
Option: 1
Legal Option: Parents “may teach their children at home if the instruction is approved by the district board of trustees.”
Attendance: 180 days a year, 4 1/2 hours a day
Subjects: Reading, writing, math, science, and social studies; (grades 7-12) composition and literature
Qualifications: High school diploma or GED or baccalaureate degree
Notice: None
Recordkeeping: “Parent presents a system of maintaining records as evidence of regular instruction including a) a plan book or other record of subjects taught and activities, b) a portfolio of the child’s work, and c) a record of academic evaluations, with a semiannual progress report to be submitted to the school district.”
Testing: Must participate in annual statewide testing program and the Basic Skills Assessment Program.

South Carolina Legal Home Schooling Options:
Option: 2 Option: 3
Legal Option: “Parents may teach their children at home by becoming members of the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools.”
“Parents may teach their children at home by becoming members of an association for home schools which has no fewer than fifty members.”
Attendance: 180 days per year 180 days per year
Subjects: Reading, writing, math, science, and social studies; (grades 7-12) composition and literature Reading, writing, math, science, and social studies; (grades 7-12) composition and literature
Qualifications: High school diploma or GED
High school diploma or GED
Notice: None None
Recordkeeping: None Must maintain the following educational records: a plan book or other record of subjects taught and activities; a portfolio of the child’s work; a semiannual progress report
Testing: None None

Additional Home School Program Information Provided by Home School Legal Defense Association.

© 2010  NOTE: This summary is not intended to be, and does not constitute, the giving of legal advice. Many states have unclear compulsory attendance statutes, and the courts of those states vary in their interpretation of the statutes. Therefore, there is no guarantee any state will accept all of the options for compliance listed under each state. This summary is not intended to be a substitute for individual reliance on privately retained legal counsel such as that provided by Home School Legal Defense Association. Bridgeway’s advisors will talk to you about your homeschool concerns.

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