March 2018 Newsletter


2018-2019 Accountability Year

Registration for the 2018-2019 accountability year is now open for renewing members! Take advantage of our early bird special pricing ($15) until the end of May. You can renew early before finishing youryear, and TSCHAA will hold your documents until you fill out your End of Year form. Both forms are available on the TSCHAA website. Pricing for the 2018-2019 accountability year depends on when you register.

Rates are as follows:

*Early bird special ($15) - register in March, April, or May 

*Regular membership fee ($20) - register in June, July, August, or September 

*Late registration ($25) - any registration after October 1st 

You should be registered with a Third Option accountability association by the time public school begins so you are meeting SC’s Compulsory Attendance Law. Any student that is 5 years old by September 1st of the school year should be registered in a homeschool, public/private school, or the parent must sign a kindergarten waiver with their school district.


Need to Contact TSCHAA?

TSCHAA is excited to announce Live Chat is now available on the TSCHAA website during office hours (Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM-12:00 PM). This feature will sometimes be available after hours depending on availability. This is a great way to get a quick question answered. Head on over to our website and try it out!


Sports Participation at Public Schools

If you have a student planning to play sports at a local high school, please be aware that some districts are requiring the Equal Interscholastic Activities Bill to be followed exactly. Every school is different, but some are looking for written intent to the superintendent as stated in the law. Some students have started out on the team and were removed because they did not supply written intent.

The law says, " (4) student notifies the superintendent of the school district in writing of his intent to participate in the interscholastic activity as a representative of the school before the beginning date of the season for the activity in which he wishes to participate."


Homeschool Proms

April 12th, 2018 Southern Nights Homeschool Prom

The Lodge at Lake Bowen Commons. 7116 Hwy.9, Inman, SC, 29349. For all Homeschooled High Schoolers (9th through 12th) and their escorts.

April 27, 2018, Enchanted Forest Prom For Juniors and Seniors

GREENVILLE, SPARTANBURG, AND SURROUNDING AREAS. HOMESCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL PROM 9th-12th. $20.00 per Student includes Admission, Professional Pictures, Food and Drinks, Prize drawings, King and Queen drawing, Entertainment and more. Location: McGivney Hall 762 Mauldin Rd Greenville, SC 


Graduation Opportunities


Vanguard Graduation Ceremony

VANGUARD HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY invites you to participate (open to area homeschoolers) Friday, May 4th 7:00 p.m. Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Greer, SC - DEADLINE: APRIL 1st. Click here for more information. 


The following associations will allow non-members to participate in their ceremonies:

Lowcountry Graduation:

Columbia Graduation:


Homeschool Conventions

Greenville Convention - March 8 - 10 (Thursday Night - free pass to exhibit hall!)


Teach Them Diligently - Myrtle Beach - May 17 - 19 -TSCHAA Discount - $10 off at this link:


Other conventions:


Anne of Green Gables - Clemson 

The Clemson Little Theater will be performing Anne of Green Gables at a special "school" viewing time on March 16th at 9:00 AM. All tickets for the 9:00 AM show are $1. You must call the theater in advance to reserve your seats!


Pickens Library

Check out these fun happenings at the Pickens Library hosted by a homeschool family (TSCHAA member):

Homeschool Hangout-4th Monday of every month at 1 pm

Board Game Club- 3rd Friday of every month at 3:30

Pinterest Club - 2nd Monday of every month, all materials are provided for a selected project each month.


New Classical School

Highlands Latin School is opening a classical, Christian Cottage School in Summerville, serving the greater Charleston area. A parent informational meeting will be held Sunday, March 18 at 3:30 pm at Church at Cane Bay. Learn more here.


ULAT Language Discount

TSCHAA members have been extended a 20% discount ($38 for a year's subscription, until July 31, 2019) for the ULAT - a revolutionary language program that is among the fastest-growing sources for Spanish and French training. The ULAT's first 15 lessons are free for anyone to try out at  If you would like to subscribe, you can click on SUBSCRIBE, then the red button next to DISCOUNTED PRICING and then click on TSCHAA. Our group's username is "tschaa" and our password is "southcarolina2".


Well Planned Gal March Discount Code
TSCHAA members can save 15% on used books at Well Planned Gal. Use code: usedbooksale Shop used books here.

Business Week at Presbyterian College, Clinton, Sc

The mission of South Carolina Business Week is to contribute to the preparation of young adults for the business environment by introducing them to the principles of leadership, teamwork and the American free enterprise system while promoting self-reliance, individual responsibility, and entrepreneurship. Learn more here.


ArcLabs Welding Competition

Earn a full or partial scholarship to ArcLabs Welding School during their welding competition. The competition is Friday, March 16th at their Piedmont location. Contact Mike White (864)

February’s Valentine’s Jewelry Raffle Winner

Congratulations, Lindsey B for winning TSCHAA Valentine’s Jewelry Raffle!


Homeschool Opportunities

~ Homeschool Day at the Capitol - April 25, 2018

~ Six Flags Homeschool Days - May 18

~ Stem Festival in Greenville - April 7th -

~ 4-H Engineering Challenge April 14th - Midlands

~ Roper Mountain Homeschool Day, Greenville - May 24th-