Friday, December 12, 2008

PHA...Passing Help Along for Sports



(group or private)

by a tennis professional

Rock Hill Area


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

PHA...Passing Help Along for Astronomy!

Christian Astronomy Course
High School Level
Full Credit
No Expensive Equipment Needed

Friday, October 17, 2008

PHA...Passing help along for Science!

Greg Landry's

Currently Offering..

Unique Online Science Classes
Residential Anatomy Camps (using human cadavers)
(on the campus of Appalachian State University, Boone NC)

"Anatomy & Physiology"
"Forensic Anatomy / Pathology CSI"
"Sports Medicine / Athletic Training / Exercise Physiology"

Science From a Christian Worldview

Available to All Students Throughout the U.S. and the World
Geared Toward Science-Leaning, College-Bound Students

Click here for more information!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

PHA...Passing help along with free textbooks

Lorraine Brewer has a variety of textbooks: several varieties of algebra and pre-algebra( lots of saxon 76, alg.1/2, alg.) ,US history(high school), Art, African Americans in SC, Writing Workshop, English grades 6,7,8), Literature, Science, Spelling, and some odds and ends.
Come by her home at: 2772 University Drive, Lancaster SC 29720 between 10am-12noon rain or shine, this Saturday, Oct. 18th. Books will be given on a first come, first serve basis . There are aprox. 75-85 books currently available.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

PHA...Passing Help Along for the SAT!


Greg Pendarvis, a homeschool dad, secondary math teacher 
and coach, has conducted math SAT crash courses for  years.
 He has openings in his upcoming session.
Email him today for cost information and details.  
The crash course will be next week for two evenings 
(before the SAT test on Saturday, Oct. 4th).  
Many homeschoolers report using this crash course 
and raising their score a minimum of 50-60 points 
on the math portion of the SAT.  
Several students have made 100 point increase.  
Email Greg at:   

Monday, September 22, 2008

PHA...Passing Help Along for Transcripts!

A reminder to parents
of high school students...
If you are planning to join 
the transcript program,
the deadline is September 30th.
See your 08-09 
Membership Handbook
for information and 
the application form.

Friday, September 12, 2008

PHA...Passing Help Along for History!

Click on the wren
to enlarge font.

If interested in this
wonderful opportunity,
send an email to:

the full brochure to be
emailed to you.

Don't delay, the class
will fill quickly!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

PHA...Passing Help Along!

Click here for South Carolina Information

Friday, September 5, 2008

Passing Help Along..with savings!

Books-A-Million Educator's Week
Take your PHA ID Card to verify current
homeschooling status.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

PHA...Passing Help Along for Musicians!

Interested in Piano Lessons for

your homeschooler?
Piano Lessons available by:

Martha Yanson
B.S. Music Education
Nine years experience teaching general music and choirs K-12 as well as giving private piano, voice, and guitar lessons.

Eliezer Yanson, Jr.
B.M. Piano Performance, M.M. Conducting
Previous experience includes conducting choirs from elementary through the college levels as well as giving private piano and voice lessons.

30-minute lessons once a week
Beginner through advanced levels

Lessons will be given from our home in West Columbia. 
Most lessons will take place on Monday/Wednesday afternoons or on Saturdays.

For more information, please email Martha Yanson at or call (336) 420-5691.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

PHA...Passing Help Along for Musicians!

Are You Interested in Home School Strings 

Ensemble (and Private) Lessons?

(Cello, Base, Violin, Viola)

For further information please contact:

Jeff Watson, Program Director:  (803) 446-8567 



Symphony Orchestra:

Mid-Carolina Homeschool Symphony

Combines strings with woodwind, brass and percussion instruments 

to give students the opportunity to experience the expanded literature 

and joy of playing in a full orchestra. Parent musicians are welcome. 

Musicians must provide their own instruments.

Tentatively scheduled for Monday afternoons this fall.  2008 rates, location and start dates TBA. 

For further information please contact:

Jeff Watson, Program Director:  (803) 446-8567 


PHA...Passing Help Along for Science!

Anatomy and Physiology Camp 
Appalachian State University.

for details!

Monday, August 18, 2008

PHA...Passing Help Along!

Still considering what curriculum to use this year? 

Check out this new online classical program 
that is very reasonably priced.

Click here to visit their website.

Friday, August 1, 2008


Our website was 'down' for a few hours yesterday.
But by late afternoon, it was 'all good'!
We're working hard at PHA, 
processing applications for the 08-09 academic year
as quickly as we can...and doin' a pretty good job
of keeping up, I might add!
So, relax, enjoy the pool and 
tell a friend about PHA.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Web Site Problems

We are currently experiencing an issue with our web site,, which is preventing some people from accessing the site. We expect to have the problem resolved shortly.

If you are trying to access the site in order to register, renew, or view your application status, you may still do so using the registration site address at

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Clock's a-Tickin'

If you're a returning PHA member, 
don't forget to mail your paperwork and dues 
by August 1 to avoid the dues increase. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Palmetto Homeschooling Association Members

are invited to:


Homeschooling Through High School Conference


Friday, July 25th and Saturday, July 26th


Rawlinson Road Baptist Church

Rock HillSouth Carolina


Palmetto Homeschool Association Director, Merritt Morris

will be speaking and conducting a workshop on

Friday, the 25th. See the attached information

for all the details and directions.


Registration is due by July 21st, so don’t delay

and tell a friend!


 Schedule 7-25

 Schedule 7-26

 Pre-Registration and Waiver Forms

 Conference Resource Sheet 

 Student Workshop Form


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Take Me Out To A Ball Game!

Home School Day with the Columbia Blowfish
Friday, July 25
Columbia Blowfish vs Florence Redwolves
*Doubleheader - Two 7-Inning Games.
(a makeup of the July 6th rained out game)

NEW TIME:  The first game starts at 6:00pm
National Anthem
will be performed by
Midlands Home School Band.
Admission:  Home School Parents are $5.00 each
                             All Home Schooled Students are FREE!!!!!
Come early to fellowship with other home school families. 
MHSB will provide pre-game musical entertainment
from 5:00pm until 5:45pm.
You will also have the chance to WIN BRAVES TICKETS!
Capital City Stadium 
near 301 S Assembly St
Columbia, SC 29201-4548

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

PHA...Passing Help Along! GO TEAM!!





Carolina Crusaders Football & Cheerleading

General Mgr. - Roger Terry

Phone:  803-984-2419 or 803-366-8058

(Hurry...sign ups are going on now!)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

US Government Course Being Offered

Carolina Homeschooler 

is offering a 3-month, half-credit course 
on US Government beginning July 14 
for homeschooled high school students. 
It will be conducted online via a private message board 
and will cover topics typically covered in a semester course. 
The course should finish by the November election. 
Click here for more information. 
As a PHA member, you save $25 on the course fee!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Passing Help Along...Virtual's and con's

The SCHEA Convention was amazing! It was wonderful talking face to face with many of you! Please visit SCHEA's website and click on their information available from that page concerning

virtual schools and virtual charter schools. You need to be informed fully on the pro's and con's of this type of schooling and how it is different from 'homeschooling' as we know it.
Merritt Morris
Director, PHA

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Don't forget the SCHEA Convention THIS WEEKEND

It's not too late to join us at the SCHEA Convention 
this weekend in Sumter.
Visit the PHA booth at the book fair 
and take advantage of the many workshops!


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Learn about Homeschool Co-ops

Interested in starting a homeschool co-op
or making your co-op even better?

Watch the video about how to get a co-op started 
in your church. First Class is a nation-wide
network of co-ops that will assist 
and support you
and your co-op all the way.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Perfect Planner For You

This Old Schoolhouse has published a planner that is 
designed specifically for you, the homeschool parent!

Click here to learn more about it.
At PHA we're always Passing Help Along!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Check out this upcoming convention!

Home Schooling Special Needs Conference 
and Exhibitor's Hall
August 15-16, 2008

August 15 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm &
August 16th 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Your Support Group Is Only A CLICK Away!

...networking and supporting third option homeschoolers in south carolina


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

PHA...Passing Help Along for Math and Science Assessment and Learning

ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

ALEKS is a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple choice questions. A student who shows a high level of mastery of an ALEKS course will be successful in the actual course she is taking.

Monday, June 9, 2008

South Carolina Home Educators Association Convention June 20-21 in Sumter, SC

Looking for workshops that can help you with your homeschooling questions? Join us at the SCHEA Convention this June 20-21 in Sumter, SC. PHA will be there! Come by and say hi at our booth at the bookfair. The bookfair is a wonderful resource as you consider your curriculum options for this coming year. Why not bring along a friend who is considering homeschooling? Click here for a list of all the workshops and speakers. See you then!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

PHA...Passing Help Along!


This Old Schoolhouse

The Summer Reading Splash! is in full swing.  We hope that your children are participating and having fun.  We are thrilled with all the positive comments that we have received from parents, and even more thrilled by the overwhelming response to our blog book contests!  It has been a great joy to read all the kids' answers - you have some very clever children. It is obvious that they enjoy reading!

We have added more resources to our Splash! website.  You'll want to be sure to check that out (details below)!  In the coming weeks and months, we will offer several freebies and downloads to enrich your family's reading fun!

Summer is a fantastic time to promote reading to your child(ren).  Take a break from your regular studies and just spend some time reading to and with your children.  Some of the best learning and the most exciting adventures can be found within the pages of a good book.
*If you are new to the Summer Reading Splash! it's not too late to start participating now.  And, don't forget to forward this email to all your homeschooling friends.  ALL HOMESCHOOL CHILDREN, regardless of age and/or grade, are eligible to participate. 

Friday, June 6, 2008

Helpful Resources...from PHA to you!

       All Sylvan Dell books have FREE Homeschool Resources online!
       Learn more about these resources here!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


How do you like our updated website? Change can sometimes be scary. But we assure you that the only thing that has changed is our look. We're here when you need us. Now and in the future. 

Come by the PHA booth at the SCHEA Convention, June 20-21st in Sumter and say hello to us. And tell a friend about PHA!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab

We received the following from Greg Landry and are publishing it here for anyone in our group who may want to investigate what he has to offer to your homeschool.

I'm a 12-year veteran homeschool dad and director of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

I've organized a field trip to our Human Anatomy and Physiology (cadaver) Lab at Appalachian State University for homeschooled students age 13 and up.

There is no charge for this.

We will meet in the lab at 11:30 am on Thursday, May 29 for about 90 minutes. Once you let me know that you will be attending, I'll email you with a map, etc.

If you plan to attend, please email me with your name, the number of students, and the number of adults that will be with you. Space is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis.


1. I'm offering a week-long "Anatomy and Physiology" camp in June at Appalacian State University for 9th-12th grade students. It's a one-of-a-kind camp.

This camp is appropriate for all students, but particularly geared toward medical / science leaning college-bound students. There are only a few spots left.

Details are here..

2. This coming school year I'm offering an online "Anatomy and Physiology Class" (9th-12th graders).

Details are here..

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at 828-265-4101 or


In His Service,
Greg Landry, M.S.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wrapping Up Academic Year 2007-2008

Dear PHA member,

As many of you are wrapping up your 2007-2008 year, we are already preparing for 2008-2009!

Your PHA 2008-2009 Membership application may be submitted online beginning May 1st at our website: www.

If you applied online last year, you will use the same user name and password that you created at that time.

If you've forgotten your user name or password, you'll be able to request that information when you apply online.

And, as always, once your information has been submitted by you online, you will be instructed to print out and sign the Parent-Teacher Commitment Statement and an invoice to be mailed to PHA with your check or money order.

Please be sure to have these items mailed prior to August 1st in order to avoid the dues increase which applies to returning members after August 1.

Applications for those of you interested in our optional high school transcript program will be available in the 2008-2009 membership handbook you'll receive once approved.

Finally, don't forget to send in your Parent-Teacher Completion Statement when your 180 days are complete or no later than June 15th. That document is very important to us.

We look forward to serving your homeschool in 2008-2009.

May your family have a safe and enjoyable summer!

From the Board and staff at Palmetto Homeschool Association

Monday, April 7, 2008

Anatomy and Physiology Camp

I received the following from the Homeschool Science Academy. Mr. Landy asked that I make you aware of the following opportunities.

1. Week-long "Anatomy and Physiology" camp in early June at Appalachian State University for 9th-12th grade home schooled students. It's a one-of-a-kind camp for home schooled students. This camp is appropriate for all students, but particularly geared toward medical / science leaning college bound students.2. This coming school year offering three classes for homeschoolers on-line (deadlines are approaching)..

  • "Anatomy and Physiology" (9th-12th graders)
  • "The Human Body" (6th-8th graders)
  • "Exercise Physiology" (9th-12 graders)

These classes are appropriate for all students, but particularly geared toward medical / science leaning college bound students.
3. An on-line tele-seminar at no charge: "What Every Homeschool Parent Should Know About Teaching Science"

All Details are here..

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at 828-265-4101 or
In His Service,
Greg Landry, M.S. Veteran Homeschool Dad

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Enrollment Dates and Forms

Applications for the 2008-9 academic year will be available on-line May 1st.

If you prefer a hardcopy application be mailed to your home address, either email us at with your mailing address or call our office at 803-285-3916 and leave your address. Application packets will be mailed June 1, 2008.

New Members

  • Kindergarten only

    • $25

  • 1 student (1st-12th grade)

    • $50 New Members applying 2007-2008

  • 2 or more students (K -12th grade)

    • $75 New Members applying 2007-2008

  • Save $10 by enrolling online (kindergarten excluded)

Returning or Renewing Members

  • Kindergarten only

    • $25

  • 1 student (1st-12th grade)

    • $50 -- if paperwork/payment postmarked by August 1

    • $75 -- if paperwork/payment postmarked after August 1

  • 2 or more students (K -12th grade)

    • $75 -- if paperwork/payment postmarked by August 1

    • $100 -- if paperwork/payment postmarked after August 1

  • Save $10 by enrolling online (kindergarten excluded)

We offer two methods of enrolling: