The Following Organizations Specialize in Homeschool Issues
South Carolina Law
South Carolina law
requires one of three options to be chosen for oversight of a home
school: one's local public school district, S.C.A.I.H.S., or
"third option" associations comprised of at least fifty members.
HSLDA for more information.
In 2012 South Carolina granted equal access to home school students
to public school interscholastic activities. You may click
HERE to read the full text of the new law, and
HERE for a form you may use to
notify your local public school superintendent (required) of your
intention to participate.
You may visit the
Carolina High School League website to view a calendar
of dates and deadlines for participation in sports during the
upcoming school year. Note that July 27, 2012 is
listed as the first day of practice for all fall sports, so you must
notify your district superintendent before that date if you plan to
participate in sports this fall. It is the student's responsibility to attend
the initial try-outs/practices and provide the coach/school with any
additional information or documentation necessary to verify that the
student is eligible to compete (i.e., transcripts, physical exam,
birth certificate, etc.).
Accountability Options (Palmetto Family does not
oversee, monitor, or endorse any of the accountability options
listed below. Parents
or guardians are encouraged to evaluate these options to determine
which is best for their home school.)