Option 3


SECTION 59-65-47. Associations for home schools; requirements. (OPTION 3) In lieu of the requirements of Section 59-65-40 or Section 59-65-45, parents or guardians may teach their children at home if the instruction is conducted under the auspices of an association for home schools which has no fewer than fifty members and meets the requirements of this section. Bona fide membership and continuing compliance with the academic standards of the associations exempts the home school from the further requirements of Section 59-65-40 or Section 59-65-45. The State Department of Education shall conduct annually a review of the association standards to ensure that requirements of the association, at a minimum, include: (a) a parent must hold at least a high school diploma or the equivalent general educational development (GED) certificate; (b) the instructional year is at least one hundred eighty days; (c) the curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the basic instructional areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies, and in grades seven through twelve, composition and literature; and (d) educational records shall be maintained by the parent-teacher and include: (1) a plan book, diary, or other record indicating subjects taught and activities in which the student and parent-teacher engage; (2) a portfolio of samples of the student’s academic work; and (3) a semiannual progress report including attendance records and individualized documentation of the student’s academic progress in each of the basic instructional areas specified in item (c) above. By January thirtieth of each year, all associations shall report the number and grade level of children home schooled through the association to the children’s respective school districts.


Home School Associations
Option Three
(S. C. Code Ann. § 59-65-47)

The home school associations listed below have completed the Annual Standards Assurance form ensuring at a minimum that their associations have met the requirements stated in S.C. Code Ann. § 59-65-47.

S.C. Code Ann. § 59-65-47 does not provide the South Carolina Department of Education the authority to accredit, approve, or endorse any of the home school associations listed below. Students enrolled in the home school associations listed below do not receive a South Carolina high school diploma issued by the State Board of Education


Current SC Accountability Associations (02/16)

Associations in BLUE are members of SCHEA

Academic Advantage Association

Barbara Lopez
PO Box 806
Lyman, SC 29365
Phone: 864-968-1118; Fax: 864-968-0393
Email: aaasc@earthlink.net
Website: www.aaa-sc.com

Alliance Homeschool Accountability Association

Sugar Jeffcoat
5594-C Sunset Blvd., Ste. 203
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: 803-307-7350; Fax: 803-356-2282
Email: tony@alliancehomeschool.org
Website: www.alliancehomeschool.org

At Home in the Lowcountry Home School Association

Hazel Douthit
143 Wilton Street
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Phone: 843-297-8678; Fax: 843-879-9512
Email: hdouthit@athomeinthelowcountry.com
Website: www.athomeinthelowcountry.com

Carolina Foothills Home School Association 

Lisa McAbee
P.O. Box 1137
Inman, SC 29349
Phone: 864-472-3471
Email: Cfha2@juno.com
Website: N/A

Carolina Homeschooler

Dianna Broughton
P. O. Box 1421
Lancaster, SC 29721
Email: director@carolinahomeschooler.com
Website: www.carolinahomeschooler.com

Christian Homeschoolers’ Association of S.C.

Wendy Graham
P.O. Box 51386
Summerville, SC 29485-1386
Phone: 843-376-3209
Email: christianhomeschoolersassoc@gmail.com
Website: www.chasesc.com

Community Bible Church Christian Academy

Claudia Gay
638 Parris Island Gateway
Beaufort, SC 29906
Phone: 843-525-0089; Fax: 843-522-0396
Email: cbcgay@gmail.com
Website: www.cbccahomeschooling.com

Englightened SC

Kristin Blackwell
Greeenville, SC 
Phone: 864-237-5783
Email: adm@enlightenedsc.com
Website: www.enlightenedsc.com

Faithful Scholars

Kate Bach
1761 Ballard Lane
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Phone: 803-548-4428; Fax: 803-802-7446
Email: katie@faithfulscholars.com
Website: www.faithfulscholars.com

Foothills Accountability Association

Kimberly D. Williams
P.O. Box 351
Seneca, SC 29679
Phone: 864-972-2460
Email: briarwd@bellsouth.net
Website: www.scfoothillshomeschool.com

Grace Home School Association

Rebekah Thomas
3336 W. Palmetto Street
Florence, SC 29501
Phone: 843-667-9777; Fax: 843-666-8833
Email: contactus@graceemail.org
Website: www.gracehomeschools.org

Greenwood Christian School Home Educators Association

Melissa Queen
P.O. Box 49362
Greenwood, SC 29649
Phone: 864-229-9003
Email: admin@gcshea.org
Website: www.gcshea.org

Half Moon Homeschool Accountability Association

Katie Frampton
1120 Woodside Drive
Hanahan, SC 29410
Phone: 843-819-8170
Email: Halfmoonhomeschool.sc@gmail.com
Website: www.halfmoonhomeschool.com

Home Education and Religious Training (HEART)

Margaret Duncan
P.O. Box 2591
Anderson, SC 29622
Phone: 864-648-9865; Fax: 864-342-7200
Email: heartmemberinfo@gmail.com
Website: www.hearthomeschooling.com

Homeward Education Association

Rachel Ward
6 Professional Court
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 803-469-4927; Fax: 803-469-4928
Email: homewared@ftc-i.net
Website: www.homewarded.com

HOPE (Homes of Prayerful Education)

Ann Hazelwood
P.O. Box 377
Anderson, SC 29622
Phone: 864-338-0918; Fax: 864-338-0918
Email: choicehomeschoolgroup@yahoo.com
Website: www.scchoice.org

Laurens Educational Association (LEARN)

Phyllis Borden
1021 Meadowview Drive 
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: 864-684-7373
Email: Teacherlady47@gmail.com

Low-country Educators Association of Homeschools, (LEAH, LLC)

Grace A. Bolin
717 Old Trolley Road, Suite 6-304
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone: 843-834-1907; Fax: 866-929-9126
Email: grace@leahsc.com
Website: www.leahsc.com

Lowcountry Homeschool Association

Donna Cartwright
P. O. Box 692 
Bluffton, SC 29910
Phone: (843)368-8489; Fax: (843)815-5359
Email: admin@lowcountryhomeschool.com
Website: www.lowcountryhomeschool.com

Oconee County Third Option Group (OCTOG)

Melissa Bone
404 Sea Biscuit Ct.
West Union, SC 29696
Phone: 864-784-4106
Email: octogsc@gmail.com

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Homeschool Compliance Association

Mary Kay Palyok
P.O. Box 61078
Columbia, SC 29260
Phone: 803-695-1282
Email: olphsc1@gmail.com
Website: www.olphsc.com

New System School

Karl Becker
P.O. Box 84247
Lexington, SC 29073
Phone: 803-996-0539; Fax: 803-996-0539
Email: nss.southcarolina@gmail.com

PACESC: Parent’s Association for Christian Education in South Carolina

Phyllis Lowder
P.O. Box 1767
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Phone: 843-899-4333; Fax: 866-723-8939
Email: pacesc@pacesc.com
Website: www.pacesc.com

Palmetto Homeschool Association, Inc.

Dee Hollinger
454 S. Anderson Rd., BTC 56B
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: 803-327-2344
Email: director@palmettoha.org
Website: www.palmettoha.org

Palmetto Independent Educators

Denise Merchant
P.O. Box 2475
Aiken, SC 29802
Phone: 803-649-2415; Fax: 803-643-1843
Email: admin@homeschoolingwithpie.org
Website: www.homeschoolingwithpie.org

Palmetto State Association of Homeschools

Connie L. Lollar
P.O. Box 1272
Taylors, SC 29687
Phone: 864-381-7724; Fax: 864-3817724
Email: psah.sc@gmail.com
Website: www.palmettostate.org

Piedmont Home Educators’ Association

Martha H. Freitag
115 Buist Avenue
Greenville, SC 29609
Phone: 864-268-6880
Email: phea@att.net
Website: www.phea.org

Psalm 127

Ester Oliver
225 Whitby Road
Irmo, SC 29063
Phone: 803-407-8889
Email: estherandrobert@yahoo.com

Reach of Florence

Cyndi Thompson
2775 Gray Drive
Darlington, SC 29532
Phone: 843-407-8529
Email: kandct@gmail.com
Website: www.reachofflorence.org

Reach the Top (RTT)

Kim Andrysczyk
P.O. Box 3525
Irmo, SC 29063
Phone: 803-348-2419
Email: rtt@reachgroup.org
Website: www.reachgroup.org

SAFE in Herald 5

Leslie Graham
P.O. Box 1743
Irmo, SC 29063
Phone: 803-479-9630
Email: lk.graham58@gmail.com
Website: www.herald5.com

The Academy of Home Education

Richard Kohler
1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29614
Phone: 800-845-5731 ext. 2047; Fax: 800-515-2233
Email: ahe@bjupress.com
Website: www.bjupresshomeschool.com

The S.C. Homeschool Accountability Association

Lara T. Cadwell
P.O. Box 463
Gray Court, SC 29645
Phone: 864-939-8341
Email: admin@tschaa.com
Website: www.tschaa.com

The Upstate Association of Homeschools

Connie L. Bailey
P.O. Box 718
Inman, SC 29349
Phone: 864-598-9996; Fax: 864-349-2070
Email: uah@aol.com

United Christian Homeschoolers Unlimited - Acountability Association (UCHU-AA)

Angela E. Perry
PO Box 254
Campobello, SC 29322
Phone: 864-814-8057; Fax: 864-457-1032
Email: director@UCHUpstate.com
Website: www.uchupstate.com

Vine and Branches Home Educators

Kim Mitchell
PO Box 3533
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone: 843-504-8194; Fax: 866-288-4909
Email: kim.mitchell@vine-branches.org
Website: www.vine-branches.org

Westgate Christian Home Educators Association

Rodolfo Cordelro
1990 Old Reidville Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Phone: 864-576-4953; Fax: 864-576-7581
Email: rudy-cordeiro@wbcs.org
Website: www.westgatechristianschool.com/home-educators

Information on this page can also be found on the
South Carolina Department of Education Website