SCHEA is a statewide organization whose mission is to monitor legislation in order to preserve homeschool rights in South Carolina and to encourage homeschool families and the organizations that serve South Carolina homeschoolers.
SCHEA was formed in 1987 to support home educators in South Carolina and to perform a lead role to create legal protection for home education in South Carolina. SCHEA, working with many other concerned individuals and organizations, was instrumental in convincing the state legislature to create the first South Carolina law requiring recognition of home schooling in 1988. Today, committed volunteer home school families from across the state continue to work through SCHEA to create opportunities, give support to the home school community, and promote an accurate and favorable image of home education in South Carolina.
SCHEA is not a government entity, therefore, our membership database is strictly confidental. Your membership in SCHEA helps support homeschoolers across the state, however, your SCHEA membership does not fulfill the obligation required within one of the three legal homeschool options. SCHEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.
What we offer:
- SCHEA monitors legislation on the state and federal level that could affect home schoolers and provides alerts and updates when such legislation requires swift action on the part of home schoolers.
- SCHEA operates an information system networked with support groups across the state communicating events and announcements.
- SCHEA sponsors the state chapter, Rho Gamma, of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society to recognize academically gifted homeschooled students in South Carolina.
- SCHEA offers additional educational and unity-building opportunities through regional leadership training seminars.
For our members, SCHEA offers:
- A SCHEA Membership Card:
- A weekly newsletter, SCHEA’s Landscape, which informs families of upcoming statewide home schooling events, encourages members through relevant articles, lists useful resources, and keeps them current on pertinent information and legislative news concerning South Carolina home educators.
- Personal assistance, and a resourceful website, for those needing information on South Carolina’s home school laws, finding a a homeschool orgranization, and generally getting started as a homeschooler.
- Promotion of local organizations groups around the state who partner with SCHEA as member support groups.
SCHEA does a lot! SCHEA members are the reason that these and other homeschool support measures are in place to encourage South Carolina home education. Without member support, these homeschool services could not be provided. It is each of us doing what we can to ensure the success and freedom to homeschool in South Carolina.
If you support these purposes and ideals, we invite YOU to partner with home schoolers from across the state and join SCHEA.