Home Schooling Information

  • Students and parents interested in homeschooling have three options in South Carolina.

    Home School Option 3 (most popular)

    With Homeschool Option 3, parents may choose a home school association with no fewer than 50 members and meets the home school requirements. The parents or guardians select the particular home schooling option that is best for the children.


    Home School Option 2 (South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools)

    Under Option Two, parents may home school their children with the support of the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools.


    Once a student is accepted and enrolled in a home school association (Option 3 or Option 2), the parent must notify their child's school in order to complete withdrawal procedures. Parents may complete the BCSD Home School Notification Form (linked below) or submit association enrollment verification to the school with an accompanied BCSD school withdrawal form.

    Documents may also be sent to Administrative Services & Student Assignment Fax:  843-899-8383 or email:  swaine@bcsdschools.net

    PDF - Home School Notification Form (Option 3 or Option 2 ONLY)


    Home School Option 1 (BCSD)

    Students and parents interested in home schooling through Berkeley County School District must be home schooled by their legal guardian.  Parents must have a high school diploma or GED in order to home school their child.  Parents interested in Homeschool Option 1 must complete the Home School Option 1 Application below and send all required documents to Administrative Services & Student Assignment, Fax:  843-899-8383 or email:  swaine@bcsdschools.net

    The Board must review and approve all applications for Home School Option 1 before the student may withdraw from their school or begin home schooling.  All completed applications upon receipt are sent to the Board for approval and may take up to two months for review. 

    PDF - Home School Option 1 Application

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