Half Moon Homeschool (HMH) Accountability Association is a secular, all-inclusive, minimally-invasive option three association. Many of our members consider themselves unschoolers or relaxed homeschoolers in South Carolina. We welcome all homeschoolers and support your right to homeschool your child the best way that works for your family. Katie and Todd Frampton, longtime members of the Option 3 association Schools Out Support, started Half Moon Homeschool to fill a need left when the amazing Kelly Lovejoy retired and closed SOS in 2013.
We are registered with the State Board of Education.
Basic registration fees are $50 for the first student and $25 each additional. We do offer a military discount, please inquire. There is an earlybird discount for $25 off for registrations that arrive before May 30. There is also a discounted rate for families with more than four students. We do everything electronically to lessen our impact on the environment. Within 5 business days of payment processing, a letter showing legal registration will be emailed to you to print as needed for proof of enrollment, often sooner. Registration is non-refundable. If you have an urgent need, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Section 59-65-47. Associations for home schools;
In lieu of the requirements of Section 59-65-40 or Section 59-65-45, parents or guardians may teach their children at home if the instruction is conducted under the auspices of an association for home schools which has no fewer than fifty members and meets the requirements of this section. Bona fide membership and continuing compliance with the academic standards of the associations exempts the home school from the further requirements of Section 59-65-40 or Section 59-65-45.
The State Department of Education shall conduct annually a review of the association standards to ensure that requirements of the association, at a minimum, include:
(a) a parent must hold at least a high school diploma or the equivalent general educational development (GED) certificate;
(b) the instructional year is at least one hundred eighty days;
(c) the curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the basic instructional areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies, and in grades seven through twelve, composition and literature; and
(d) educational records shall be maintained by the parent-teacher and include:
(1) a plan book, diary, or other record indicating subjects taught and activities in which the student and parent-teacher engage;
(2) a portfolio of samples of the student’s academic work; and
(3) a semiannual progress report including attendance records and individualized documentation of the student’s academic progress in each of the basic instructional areas specified in item (c) above.
By January thirtieth of each year, all associations shall report the number and grade level of children home schooled through the association to the children’s respective school districts.