Welcome Early Birds!

Join us for the 2018-2019 school year before June 9 and register at our discounted price of $15! Price goes up on June 10th so you don't want to miss this! Simply scroll down where it says "Register To Homeschool" click register, fill out the form, then click the (enrollment) drop-down button at the top left corner of your screen, scroll down to the bottom where it says (discounted payment) and submit 1 payment per student. That's it, you're in! Congratulation and welcome! If you need transfer forms please reach out. :)

Getting Started

SC LAW

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SC LAW

Section 59-65-47. Associations for home schools; 

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. 

Register To Homeschool

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 STEP 1: Register to Homeschool 


 First things first…Do you qualify to homeschool?  Check your state laws.  Most will require a High School Diploma or GED. 


 If that’s all good, click register.


 It is important to know your rights and legal obligations as a  homeschooler.  Please take a moment to review the Homeschool Laws located to the left.


To send in payment please go to the "enrollment" drop down at the top left corner of this page. Click payment and number of students you're registering "enrolling". If your have 3 students then click "payment 3 students" ect...

Register

Withdrawing from school

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 STEP 2: Withdrawing From School


If your child has not already enrolled in school, you may skip this step.*


  If you haven’t already, please be sure to withdraw your child/children  if they are still currently registered under a private or public school.   


IMPORTANT: Bring this form with you to inform them that you are homeschooling under BMAA now. 


 

This will ensure you do not have any unusual visitors, truant officers in particular. 


Use this form to formalize your intent to home-school by officially  withdrawing your child/children from the school system and giving them  notice of where you’re transferring to. Simply fill out the  withdrawal form, one per child, and submit it to their previous school.  


 We recommend bringing two copies along and having someone sign and stamp  it with their official date-stamp as proof of receipt and to keep a  copy for your records.  Also keep any other withdrawal forms you signed  as proof of withdrawal.


To withdraw from a virtual online school: please inform your homeroom  teacher of your intent to withdraw. You will be referred to a  department that will handle the withdrawal process and will also send you a prepaid postage stamp to return your books and other items.

Withdraw Form

Keeping Record

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STEP 3: Keeping Record 


 At this point you've registered.  Now you have to keep records.  Now you need to create your “Student Portfolio.” In this portfolio you will keep track of the following;


 

-ATTENDANCE:

Your child needs to complete at least 180-days of school. Keep Attendance. 


Note: Field Trips & participation at a Home-school Cooperative or Learning Community "Co-op" count as a day of school. 


 

-WEEKLY LESSON PLANNER

Write your lessons down and hours.


-PLAN AHEAD

Keep a detailed log of your lessons and hours. We use an online planner called Homeschool Planet Click " Helpful links" at the top of the page for the link.

Homeschool Planet

Curriculum

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STEP 4: Deciding on Curriculum. 


We recommend going to the top of the page, click  "helpful links" and then click "Homeschool Buyer Co-op". They have a plethora of both secular and non-secular curriculum, extra curricular activities, and SO much more, all for a discount of 20%-90% off! 


Which brings us to yet another pro to being a homeschooler. Student AND Teacher ID's. This also means discounts, discounts, and more discounts! Keep those cards with you and use them when you can. Just follow that link for the "Homeschool Buyer Co-op" at the top of the page and get your ID's for free. 


Discount Curriculum

Get Connected

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Connect with others who have the same educational goals as you do!


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