Friday, June 22, 2012

New SC Law Allows Homeschoolers to Participate in Public School Interscholastic Activities

As you may have heard, a law just recently passed in South Carolina that allows home school students equal access to public school interscholastic activities. It is often referred to as the "Tim Tebow" law because it grants access to interscholastic sports, but it is not limited to sporting activities. Access is available for all interscholastic activities, and begins with the 2012-2013 school year.

Because some interscholastic activities have practices and camps
during the summer, it is important that home school students begin
the process soon if they plan to participate in the fall.

Information about the new law can be found at the following website a: There you will find a link to the text of the new law, and a link to a form a student may use to inform their local School District Superintendent of their intent to participate (required by law).

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Year - End Paperwork Due June 15th

REMINDER:  All members need to submit  the  Parent-Teacher Completion Statement 2011-2012 by  June 15th in order to close out the school year in good standing.  Without that document we cannot verify your schooling.
A copy  was sent in your packet  when your membership was approved.  If you can't find it, there is one in your handbook on page 65; or in the handbook posted on our website under MY Member Benefits.  Please  make sure you use the 2011-2012 form, and the original is sent to us.  Keep a copy for your files.

Grades 9th - 11th must also submit the Final Grade Report Form (page 51 in your handbook).  Please include the texts and descriptions for the courses listed, along with the percentage grade earned  (ie.97, 82)
If you have any questions, please contact us.   Knowing that paperwork isn't much fun, we thank you for your time and compliance in submitting these forms. 

Enroll for the 2012-2013 school year by July 31st for the "early bird discount" of $40 for one child,  $65 for two or more.                                                                     
May you have a blessed and relaxing summer!

Friday, May 4, 2012

3-Day Art Classes to be Offered in Jefferson, SC

    "How Great Thou Art" with Barry Stebbing
Art Classes will be held May 17, 18, and 19th at
Jefferson Baptist Church in Jefferson, SC.   Classes
are designed to educate homeschool students in the
fine arts and will be 2 1/2 hours per session. Topics
covered include: art appreciation, beginning drawing
and painting, and an intro. to techniques and methods
with colored markers and pencils. Cost: $25 per student.
Contact Kasey Burnett (843)658-3021 or (704)516-8010.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

SAT/ACT Summer Institutes at USC Campuses Summer 2012

University of South Carolina will be offering SAT/ACT Test Prep Institutes at USC Campuses this summer in Columbia, Beaufort/Hilton Head, Sumter, Aiken , and Lancaster. They will include 20 hours of in-classroom instruction, SAT and ACT textbooks and workbooks, and 4 interactive online sessions held in the fall. For the exact dates, time, and cost in your chosen location contact:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Homeschool Conventions Coming to South Carolina
Information-packed workshops, motivating speakers, curriculum booths

March 15-17, 2012 "Teach Them Diligently"
Spartanburg Expo Center
Spartanburg, SC 29303

March 22-24, 2012 "Great Homeschool Convention"
TD Convention Center
Greenville, SC 29607

Homeschool Day at the Capitol
March 1, 2012

Come join fellow homeschoolers in Columbia on Thursday,
March 1, 2012, for tours of the State Capitol Building and
the Governor's Mansion. Register for the tours with Leslie at The event is free--even parking!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mid-Year Checklist 2011-2012

Just A Friendly Reminder to our PHA Members

Your Mid-Year Checklist 2011-2012 is due January 15th.

An extra copy is on page 63 of your handbook or can be accessed through the My PHA section of the website: Palmetto Homeschool Association web site.

Thank you for your timely compliance.