Cornerstone Home Educators Association, CHEA, was created in order to provide an affordable legal umbrella to homeschool under Section 59-65-47 of South Carolina's Education laws, and to provide support in any way that we can to ALL area homeschoolers. We happily serve the entire state, however, the focus of our support activities are based in Horry, Marion, and Georgetown counties. We are founded upon a decidedly Christian worldview, but are open to anyone wishing to better their child's future with home education. It is our sincere prayer that each child member of CHEA will grow to be Biblically grounded, academically equipped, and globally prepared. We believe that homeschoolers should support homeschoolers regardless of styles, curricula, finances, religious beliefs, strengths or weaknesses. We believe that you know your child best and will not interfere with your choices in educating, provided that you are diligent in adhering to the law. You have the freedom to choose teaching methods and curriculum for your child, as long as you teach the minimum required subjects and keep the required documentation. Your school year is decided by you, as long as you teach the required 180 days. We will not require testing, although we will provide you with testing information upon request. We will provide the State Department of Education annual verification of your accountability, as required by law, but will not disclose any personal information. We will require from you, the homeschool teacher and parent, a copy of your High School diploma or GED, applicable membership fees, membership application, and a basic Year-End Compliance Report. We strive to provide members with many opportunities for family-centered activities and support in an effort to elevate personal homeschooling experiences. We aim to encourage, affirm, and celebrate each family and their unique home school .