Join a Support Group
Join a support group. This is not a requirement, but it is strongly recommended as you will meet other parents (and students) who have "been there, done that" and can help guide you along the way. It is very important to remember, however, that support groups are made up of very busy families. That means everyone needs to be helping if there are going to be any activities. While you will not be expected to take a leadership role, there are many things you can do to help out, as you meet new families and teach your children group responsibilities. Support groups are great sources for field trips, activities, testing, graduations and other events that will round out your homeschooling journey.
For even more help, if your support group is not a part of SCHEA, joining this state organization is a great idea. SCHEA sponsors the annual SC Homeschool Debate Tournament each spring; the state chapter, Rho Gamma, of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society to recognize academically gifted homeschooled students in South Carolina; the annual Home School Day at the Capitol and ongoing monitoring of the legislative climate and legislation affecting homeschoolers in SC.