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Standards

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 stadards. 


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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Schoolhouse Teachers – Offers Christian, Self-paced, Online Homeschooling courses with customizable curriculum for the whole family. The site has a variety of resources to meet the needs of students in every grade. Families with students in PreK–12 can purchase one membership to gain immediate access to over 450 courses, videos, interactive content, parent resources, and more. Plus, it is guaranteed! We received so much great feedback from our members who used it, we became an affiliate, so your purchase will also help CHASC. 


Now through September 6, 2022, use the code: BOGO22  at checkout when purchasing an Ultimate Annual SchoolhouseTeachers.com membership and pay only $199 to gain immediate access to over 400 courses for your entire family. PLUS, receive an additional year and a handy new tote completely free.Offer ends soon. New members only. Sorry, no refunds. Totes are available in US only.

One membership gives you access to all available courses and content.

https://schoolhouseteachers.com/dap/a/?a=82588  This is an affiliate link and we will receive a percentage of any purchases made through this link. The cost is the same. 

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
    https://www.theoldschoolhouse.com/?affiliates=457

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


    Bright Beginnings Kit 

    Everything you need for a fresh start and a thriving school year is included in your Bright Beginning Kit!

    • 2 hours of Mentor Mom time to be used ANY time during the year
    • 1 year Ultimate SchoolhouseTeachers.com membership for every grade, every subject, and every student (valued at $224.97!)
    • 1 year print subscription to The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, delivered quarterly to your door
    • Applecore Gold Plan to track homeschool progress and generate transcripts
    • 2 back issues of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine (publisher’s choice, free S&H)
    • 1 Tote from The Old Schoolhouse® (publisher’s choice, free S&H)
    • Delivery of over 75 eBooks and resources for a great start and continued success (worth more than $160). Digital items will be available for download immediately after purchase of the kit.
    • Keep all of the wisdom and ideas to use for this school year and beyond!


    Free Homeschooling Primer

    But wait, there's more!

    Get a FREE Homeschooling Primer here and share it with a friend.


    Online Group Art Classes




    Discus – 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 Tutor.com 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. 

    https://www.scdiscus.org

    https://www.scdiscus.org/teacher-toolkit


    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!"

    https://cathyduffyreviews.com


    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!

    https://www.homeschoolingsc.org



    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 $47 value gift from Triad Math and CHASC - "Learn the Basics of Calculations on a TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator Quick and Easy!” Includes 12 Online Tutorial Videos with PDF Notes, Exercises, Quizzes and a Student Forum.

    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


    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.




    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. https://driversedguru.com/category/drivers-ed-training-exercises


    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.

    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!!

    https://wyomingllcattorney.com/Blog/Famous-Landmarks-and-National-Parks-of-Wyoming


    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.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/742545323169853


    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. 

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/tylers-adventures-in-education/educational-resources/293444788644545


    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1W4r0eLjSxkh-pqXbPqAgDESlFuNTqxGZd2ywJpI0_ME/edit?usp=sharing


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

    https://geekpack.com/top-10-free-kids-coding-apps-games/


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

    http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com


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

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/445786889466638


    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.

    http://historybookbybook.com/American_History


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

    https://www.redcross.org/local/south-carolina/about-us/our-work/virtual-emergency-preparedness-programs.html

    Offerings:

    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)

    Resource -  Preparing for Disasters During COVID-19

    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 (wufoo.com)

    Easy Crafts for Children

         NON-TOY GIFTS  - https://nontoygifts.com


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

    https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions


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

    https://www.thebestideasforkids.com


    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.

    National: https://national.macaronikid.com

    Charleston area: https://charleston.macaronikid.com


    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. 

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4-h-home-tickets-100006161120


    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

    https://www.facebook.com/5dollardinnersfans


    Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – 1:00 daily, he also has other YouTube video lessons.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjaYnyCJDdU


    Make – free art classes on their Facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/makepaducah


    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.

    https://www.clevelandinnercityballet.org/single-post/2020/03/14/Cleveland-Inner-City-Ballet-to-launch-Virtual-Online-Ballet-Instruction-Program


    Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall – free digital concerts

    https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/titelgeschichten/20192020/digital-concert-hall


    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. 

    https://www.facebook.com/disruptionchris


    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!

    https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo


    12 Famous Museums Offering Virtual Tours

    https://people.com/travel/stuck-at-home-these-12-famous-museums-offer-virtual-tours-you-can-take-on-your-couch


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

    https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html


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

    https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning


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

    https://freedomhomeschooling.com/homeschool-science-youtube


    TED-ED Video Playlist – I have not vetted the videos and am sure that many will not have a Christian worldview. This is a list of educational videos about a wide variety of subjects that are available from https://www.ted.com

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lUzad8RFMU8cFwCLMeTv7bq1R3ctmdAo1MvZ-NOobpY/edit


    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.

    https://www.simplicityparenting.com


    Preschoolmom.com – Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet – there are more resources on their page and you can sign up for emails as well.

    https://preschoolmom.com/preschool-printables/butterfly-preschool-printables/life-cycle-of-a-butterfly-worksheet


    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!  https://www.titlemax.com/articles/road-trip-from-home-virtual-field-trips


    Homeschool Connect Expo Curriculum Fair – March 15 to April 15, 2021. This was an online homeschool convention where colleges and universities from all over the country make themselves available to discuss various academic programs. There are recordings of various speakers that registrants can still watch. Interested parents and students can search for schools by name. It’s free to register.

    Here is the link for more information https://homeschoolconnectexpo.com


    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 - https://iccinc.org

    This is the link for their website - https://www.trinityhomeschoolsacademy.com


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