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The following links to South Carolina Standards are provided for parents who want to understand them and who may wish to incorporate them. Homeschooling families are not required to follow standards set by the SC Department of Education or any other state or federal entity.

The South Carolina Department of Education web page on Standards and Learning has links to standards in each subject area. 

They also provide these Family-friendly guides to the standards that provide activities to reinforce and support learning of the standards. 

Course of Study

The following links are provided for parents who may want some guidance or ideas of what their children should study each school year. Once again, these are only for guidance. In South Carolina, homeschooled students do not have a set course of study. The law only requires that the minimum curriculum includes English, math, science, and social studies. Parents have the freedom to tailor the education to fit the needs of each child. This list is definitely NOT a recommendation of the product in any way. 

World Book Typical Course of Study provides a curriculum guide for preschool through grade 12. 

Core Knowledge - they provide curriculum but their website is also full of resources, free curriculum, and guidelines

Every resource listed below is from a trusted website or friend but I have not been able to vet each one and I cannot guarantee that they will perfectly fit your needs or worldview. I hope that you find them helpful. Inclusion in the list is not an endorsement of any kind.  Affiliate links may be included and are noted.

They are not in any particular order.  

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This new e-book from The Old Schoolhouse is free for anyone who wants it!  

Explore the fascinating world of CICADAS with a FREE unit study eBook! This chapter book delves into the life of cicadas, preparing for the 2024 Summer/Fall convergence of two broods. No charge; it’s free! Comes with quizzes, space for notes and doodles, cross-curricular extension ideas, and ten intriguing facts about these critters. Download your free copy now at—no purchase necessary!

CLICK HERE to go to the Old Schoolhouse Store and claim your free e-book. 

There are other free resources at the Old Schoolhouse Store as well! 

SCHOOLHOUSE TEACHERS is the homeschool family’s complete source for a high-quality Christian education. It provides a self-paced, customizable curriculum with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school and additional resources for every member of the family.

A membership to includes access to:

  • Virtual School Boxes for every grade level (full curriculum guides that can be used for a complete year of study)
  • Eight World Book Online libraries
  • Right Now Media videos
  • Focused Learning Centers
  • College and career planning
  • Printable course completion certificates
  • So much more!

With the Ultimate Annual membership, members have a variety of recordkeeping tools at their disposal, including a custom schedule builder and the ability to create transcripts.

As a special bonus, members receive a free subscription to The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine that is mailed quarterly, a free copy of the Schoolhouse Smart MamaTM Planner released annually, and access to members-only virtual events throughout the year.

NOW you can join Schoolhouse Teachers for only $189 per year with a special discount offered through a partnership with Schoolhouse Teachers and CHASC.  In addition,  CHASC will receive a portion of the sale price to support our ministry to serve homeschool families in South Carolina.  You must use the QR Code or THIS LINK.

Get a free 3-month trial

of by  entering the code CHASC3 when you check out. You will be able to choose to continue the membership after the trial period is over. Here is the link to sign up for the free trial using the code CHASC3 -

They have a community FACEBOOK page for those who use or are interested in using their resources -

Other Schoolhouse Teacher Products

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine - Available both in print and digital formats, this magazine contains over 120 pages per issue of informative articles, teaching units and studies, cutting-edge interviews with key players inside the industry, product reviews, resource directories, and curriculum guidance. CHASC is an affiliate and your purchase will help support our association. 

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine 1-Year Print Subscription is over 50% off the cover price - $26.10 if you order in July 

Get the premier trade publication for the homeschooling community delivered right to your home. Each quarterly issue is packed with over 120 pages of encouragement and practical information.

Subscribe to The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine and homeschool all year long with beautiful quarterly homeschool magazines in print. Plus The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine now includes BONUS digital content. And if saving money is one of your school year resolutions, order in July for a presale discount

This is an affiliate link. CHASC will receive a percentage of any purchase made through this link. The price for  you is the same

    Free Homeschooling Primer

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    The vision of Generations is to pass on the faith to the next generation through the biblical family, discipleship, and education. Their passion is to see more parents loving God so much that they would love their children and teach their children everyday about the God they love.

    Applying God’s word to the following six areas of family life, they equip families and churches around the world through their daily radio programsdiscipleship resourcescurriculumevents, and retreats. By God’s grace, they estimate they have been able to reach 100,000’s of people in all 50 states and at least 100 different countries.

    • Family Discipleship
    • Family Education 
    • Family Economics
    • Family Culture 
    • Family Eldercare 
    • Worldview and Theology 
    CHASC is an affiliate and will receive a percentage of any purchases made by someone who uses our link. The price for you is the same. 

    American Heritage Education Foundation

    The American Heritage Education Foundation (AHEF) is dedicated to the teaching of America’s factual and philosophical heritage—including the Bible-inspired principles that shaped America’s founding—to promote constructive citizenship and Freedom, Unity, Progress, and Responsibility.

    AHEF accomplishes this patriotic mission nationally by providing free K-College lesson plans and educational resources, workshops, a college academic scholarship competition, and other programs.

    FREE Homeschool ID Card

    CHASC provides Family ID Cards for members but if you want to create Photo ID cards for your children and/or create Photo Teacher ID cards, you can create free ones at the Homeschool Buyers Club. 

    Use the nifty online design tool to create and print your own FREE homeschool ID card at home, or order a professionally printed, sturdy plastic (PVC) ID card from the Co-op for only $7.95. Ships to U.S. & Canada!

    You can also get GREAT DEALS AT THE CO-OP on award-winning homeschool curriculum - Save up to 93%!

    Online Group Art Classes

    Karen DeLoach is a creative arts mentor and artist who offers Group Art online mentoring for all ages.

    Regularly  $479 per family. CHASC members receive a special discounted fee of $379. 

    Everyone in the family can gain from the course including:

    Individuals and families who want to have their creative calling stirred up, motivated, inspired, and equipped

    Those who long to uncover the hidden artistic talent deep inside

    Ones who need to have their skills honed with technical proficiency

    Creatives who want to have the confidence to express their God-given insights in unique ways.

    Class activities include:

    Drawing from life using contour lines and shading

    Composition using collage

    Color theory, mixing, matching life-like colors

    Painting naturalistically


    Free virtual library for all SC residents. There are resources for students and teachers. Areas include business, economics, legal, careers, current issues, education, facts, general reference, famous people, geography, health and medical, history, literature and language arts, news, science and technology, social studies, South Carolina,  and Spanish. There is access to tutoring through and test prep through Learning Express Library. If using a computer based in SC, you should not need a password. If you need a password, one is available by contacting your local library or you can email us. The password is never to be shared publicly so be sure to include your phone number so we can call you.

    Cathy Duffy Homeschool Curriculum Reviews

    This is a great place to start when you want to learn about homeschool curriculum.

    "Cathy Duffy has been reviewing curriculum for the homeschooling community since 1984. She also reviews other resources she believes are important for those interested in homeschooling, education, the origins debate, and related political and spiritual topics. While we stretch beyond homeschooling, our primary goal always remains the same: To help families successfully educate their own children!"

    The South Carolina Homeschooling Connection This is a blog that provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about homeschooling in SC. It covers everything from getting started to graduation!

    34 Best Free Homeschool Curriculum Options - a blog post with information and links written by a homeschool mom of two and a teacher with over a decade of experience teaching kids in preschool through high school. 

    Math Help/Resources from Triad Math

    Free $97 value gift from Triad Math and CHASC - "Learn the Basics of Calculations on a TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator Quick and Easy!” Includes complimentary access to 26 online video math tutorials where the student will Master the TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator, making the learning of post-elementary math much easier. Plus, the TI-30Xa can be used on the SAT/ACT!

    For parents who are homeschooling middle and high school students, there is a FREE PDF Copy of the new book, Golden Rule Math for All God's Children, which will help them improve their student's math education. If you know parents who are not homeschooling but want to help their children in math, they can use this link to get a free PDF.  Please share it with them!!

    In addition,  Dr. Del’s Scientific Calculator Programs offer low-cost options for learning how to Master the TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator or Learn Fractions. The courses will Increase Self-Confidence and  Remove Stress, Improve Math Accuracy & Minimize Careless Errors, and Empower the Learning of Practical Math in about One Semester.

    Students who complete the Master the TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator Lessons can join Triad Math's Students Entrepreneur Club - You may learn about it in this 13 minute video

    used curriculum

    The Christian Curriculum Connection - A consignment store for homeschool curriculum and other resources that is owned by and supports a homeschool mom. There is both a physical store and online store full of over 7,000 items.  They have a Facebook page as well.

    curriculum rental

    Yellow House Book Rental - They offer a variety of services  including 5 and 10 month book rentals, "try before you buy ", new or used book sales, buy from them and sell it back, download your curriculum instantly on selected products, consultation services and referrals to affiliate partners. 

    Driver's Education Resources

    Driver's Ed Guru - A free online parent-taught program. It is not intended to replace professional instruction but can help you teach and reinforce what they are learning.

    The Parent's Supervised Driving Program - The SCDMV has unveiled a guide for parents and guardians who are teaching their children how to drive. The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program, or PSDP, introduces new drivers to weekly lessons behind the wheel as they prepare for their driving test after holding a beginner’s permit for 180 days.

    How to Handle Getting Pulled Over is a video produced by Prager U Kids so teens will know what to do if police lights ever pop up in their rearview mirror. It provides practical tips to help reduce anxiety and make the interaction safer for everyone. 

    miscellaneous resources

    Virtual Zoology: The Animal Kingdom Branch of Biology - This is a wonderful resource with links to virtual zoos all over the world. Thank you to Kelly who is volunteering at the Hastings Recreation Center in MN for sharing this wonderful resource! 

    Famous Landmarks and National Parks of Wyoming - This site was suggested by Amelia.  She and her mother found this wonderful site about the  landmarks and national parks of Wyoming to virtually visit.  It includes information and links for even more information about Yellowstone Park, Grand Teton National Park, Boars Tusk, Devils Tower, Grand Prismatic Spring, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Hot Springs, the state Capitol and more. THANK YOU AMELIA!!

    Saddletree Science Center - offers classes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and individually tutored Math courses.  You can download the information flyer here

    Tyler's Adventures in Education –  is a Facebook page created by Brandy Barnett who posts information about all kinds of resources, including free ones.

    There is also a collaborative document packed with information on all kinds of resources. The first link is to her page that gives a bit more information and the second link is to the document.

    Top 10 Free Kids Coding Apps & Games - this is a blog post featuring the top 10 free coding apps and games that are free!

    Amazing Educational Resources created a list of Educational Companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings that they are updating frequently.

    Their Facebook page also has information shared by many other people about all kinds of resources

    History Book By Book - a website that lists books by historical period. They recommend a total of 880 books divided into 56 specific book lists.

    The American Red Cross - Free virtual presentations are offered by the regional Red Cross Preparedness Team. If you have any questions please email


    Be Red Cross Ready: Be Red Cross Ready is a national, standardized preparedness education program for adults taught by a certified presenter. The curriculum is designed to help people understand, prepare for, and respond appropriately to year-round disasters like home fires and local hazards like hurricanes. (Adults)

    Prepare with Pedro: Prepare with Pedro is a 30- to 45-minute preparedness education program for grades K-2 that teaches students how to "be prepared" and "take action". (Youth Age 5-7)

    Prepare with Pedro Activity Book

    Prepare with Pedro: Pedro Goes to a Shelter Storybook

    Parent Resource - Household Preparedness Workbook

    The Pillowcase Project: The virtual Pillowcase Project is a free interactive preparedness program designed for children in grades 3 through 5. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards, teach safety and emotional coping skills, as well as the importance of personal preparedness. (Youth Age 8-12)

    The Pillowcase Project Workbook

    Parent Resource - Household Preparedness Workbook

    Virtual Home Made Safer Visit: The Red Cross and its partners are pleased to offer virtual education sessions on Home Fire Safety for residents of the South Carolina Region from the comfort of your home.

    Request an Appointment: Red Cross Free Home Fire Safety Education (

    Easy Crafts for Children

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    Kid’s Activity Blog post  also has a List of Education Companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings

    The Best Ideas for Kids shares mostly craft ideas for children but also share activities, recipes, and other ideas.

    Learn to Paint with Jesse Robertson  has free painting lessons and inexpensive tutorials.  On her Facebook page, Jesse Robertson & Keep it Colourful Paint Nights, Jesse hosts free step-by-step tutorials that are live on Sunday afternoons and stay up for a week. You can help support the artist with a tip. If you tip at least $5 you will receive an HD copy of the live tutorial. 

    Macaroni Kid – has tons of information about local activities including closings and special coronavirus inspired activities like Take and Make kits, etc. Go to the national page and choose your local area. They have a blog, Facebook, and email list.


    Charleston area:

    South Carolina 4-H Offers many virtual activities that  are educational and build leadership in areas such as agriculture, arts, STEM, healthy lifestyles, cooking, shooting sports, and more for students ages 5-18.    

    Membership is $15 per year and youth will get a t-shirt.

    South Carolina 4-H STEM is a public Facebook group that shares information on 4-H STEM activities and programs as well as resources like CS First and Scratch.  They are hosting a watch party for the Mars Perseverance Landing with a series of five interactive activities and a watch party. 

    Explore Dubai's Food and Culture - This is a link shared by Pierce, a young man who has been using our resource list and saw that we did not have any resources like it on our list.  Dubai is one of the top destinations that Pierce wants to visit as well and would love to share it with others. Thank you, Pierce!

    $5 Dinners – Kid’s Cooking Lessons, also great ideas for saving money, recipes and some funny memes

    Make – free art classes on their Facebook page

    Cleveland Inner City Ballet – Virtual Online Ballet Instruction Program, FREE of charge. You will be able to access the program on their Facebook page at Cleveland Inner City Ballet Facebook and on the website under the tab Virtual Ballet Instruction.

    Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall – free digital concerts

    Chris Field – Serial Disruptor offered  free virtual adventures on his Facebook page each day for a week.  You can watch the replays on his page if you miss any. He also shares stories that edify and spread joy.

    Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Home Safari Facebook Live Events

    Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3pm EDT where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. Join us starting Monday, March 16 at 3pm EDT for our first Home Safari- featuring Fiona!

    Adventures in Familyhood – 20 virtual field trips to take with your children

    Mystery Science – free easy science lessons (secular as far as I can tell)

    Homeschool Science with YouTube by Freedom Homeschooling – a list of YouTube Science Channels (I don’t know if it is secular or Christian)

    Simplicity Parenting - "Imagine your life… with a sense of ease as you begin to limit distractions and say no to too much, too fast, too soon. Today’s busier, faster, supersized society is waging an undeclared war . . . on childhood.   Internationally renowned family counselor Kim John Payne and the team at Simplicity Parenting help you reclaim for your children – for your whole family – the space and freedom we all need. This simplifying path allows kids individuality to shine and their attention flourish. – Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet – there are more resources on their page and you can sign up for emails as well.

    ROAD TRIP FROM HOME: VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS - written by Carly Hallman is a great list of virtual field trips that includes museums, landmarks, the largest cave in the world, the National Aquarium, the rainforest, and so many more places to explore.  Shout out and Thank You to Skylar from Kellytown Troop 75 for sharing this great resource!

    Trinity Homeschooling Academy - "We have a three fold mission to support homeschoolers in the area. First we have a support group. Secondly, Trinity also has a co-op. The last part of our ministry is our resource center which has classes for both MS and HS."

    Here is a link to tell you more about the co-op -

    This is the link for their website -

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