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!