November 2017

Happy Fall, TSCHAA members! I hope everyone is having an amazing homeschool year! 

Support Groups
If you haven't already joined a TSCHAA online support group, please consider joining our Facebook group or Yahoo group. These groups give you access to other homeschool families across SC. It is an amazing blessing to see others connect and share resources. Contact for more information.

Mid-Year Progress Report
Depending on when you started your homeschool year, you may be getting close to 90 days. Don't forget to create your mid-year progress report. This is a requirement under the Third Option Homeschool Law.  Since TSCHAA leaves record keeping up to the parents as stated in the law, this is for your records only. Sample forms can be found on TSCHAA's Application/Forms page.

Rose Hill Plantation Tour
Please join TSCHAA for a tour of Rose Hill Plantation in Union, SC on December 5th at 2:00. The plantation will be decorated for a Victorian Era Christmas, and we will tour the mansion and learn how the old kitchen was used to make meals for the family. The program will last about 2 hours and will cost $5/adult and $4/child (plus PayPal/registration fee).  Register here.

Camp Give Back - Bread Making Class
A homeschool bread making class is being offered in Columbia, SC. Students will bake 2 loaves of bread -  one for your family and one to give away to someone in need.  Choose from classes held Monday, November 13 and/or  Wednesday, December 20  from 10:00-2:00.  Parents are welcome to stay & socialize.  Please pack a lunch. Drinks will be provided.  $21.00 per person

Contact: Dollis Peters at 269-208-1362 to register.

Free Online Library
Have you checked out Discus yet? Discus is SC's free online library. It contains thousands of free newspapers, magazines, and reference books. It also includes BrainPop and a SC state study. Check it out here.

Holes in Education
Are you worried that homeschooling may put holes in your child's education? No form of education will cover every detail a child will need. Learn more here.

College Preview Days
Do you have a college-bound student? Check out this great list of college preview days here.

Attention Seniors
In order to qualify for many SC scholarships, a student's graduation date must be on or before June 15th of the senior year. Make sure you are planning your year accordingly, so your student can complete his/her year on time.

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship
Does your student have a 4.0 SC UGP and a 1400 SAT/ 32 ACT? He/she may qualify for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship (up to $6,700!).

Since TSCHAA leaves record keeping up to the parents, it is your responsibility to contact TSCHAA to determine eligibility. The early award closes December 15th but the application process needs to be started before then. The late award closes June 15th. TSCHAA must apply on your student's behalf. Contact TSCHAA for more information. You can learn more about the Palmetto Fellows here

If you have a student going to college next year, don't forget to fill out your FAFSA form. Some money for college is on a first come, first served basis. 

Lyceum Scholarship at Clemson University
Your student could qualify for a $10,000 scholarship to Clemson Univesity! Deadline for applying is December 1st. Learn more here. 

TSCHAA is now on Instagram! Follow TSCHAA for field trip pictures and homeschool encouragement. Check it out here.