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FAQ's

 

Q:

Is CHEA  a religious group?

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While Cornerstone Home Educators is based on Christian values and faith, we welcome everyone to the group desiring to come together with the same goal in mind, bettering our children's future.

Q:

Is homeschooling legal in South Carolina?

A:

Yes, it is! Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states. To check the legal requirements for your state, please click here: http://homeschoolinglegal.com/

Q:

Can I homeschool my kids?

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Yes, if you are the custodial parent or legal guardian, you can! We believe homeschooling is one of the greatest things that you can do for your children. We do understand that it is not for everyone. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask. We are here to help guide you along the way.

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What should I keep in my child's portfolio?

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Anything that represents your child's work! Examples are: test scores, grades, samples of academic works, summary of courses, list of books read, photos, list of field trips and activities, travel reports, evaluations of work, volunteer work, essays, poems, artwork, science projects, experiment findings, practical skills list, extracurricular activities, etc.

Q:

Can I join CHEA and attend a virtual online school?

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Not necessary. Virtual school is PUBLIC school therefore does not need an accountability group. You can, however, join for support only. The yearly fee for support only is $25.

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How do I withdraw my child from public school?

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You are required to notify your child’s school that you are withdrawing him in order to pursue alternate educational choices. This is best done in person with a written letter of intent that includes a request for your child’s school transcripts.

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Can I put my homeschooled child into the public school system?

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Yes, public school cannot deny your child entry. They may, however, require transcripts and/or an entrance exam.

Q:

How long do I have to teach each day?

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State law requires the instructional day to be at least four and one-half hours, excluding lunch and recesses, and the instructional year is at least one hundred eighty days

Q:

Can we homeschool year-round?

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Your homeschool year is entirely up to you provided that you teach the required 180 days and have your Year-End Reports turned in by the due date, May 31st each year. Many families enjoy year-round schooling as it allows for a more relaxed schedule.

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Do we have to name our homeschool?

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No, you are not required to name your homeschool. It can be helpful, however, when filling out paperwork for discount cards and for diplomas. It can also be a fun family project.

Q:

Is testing required?

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Testing is NOT required under 3rd option. Testing is available for those who choose to do so. If you are interested in testing, please contact us for further information.

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Can I homeschool my high schooler?

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Absolutely! Many homeschool graduates go on to college without a problem. Some even qualify for scholarships!

Q:

What about socialization??

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There is a huge myth that homeschoolers are unsocialized. Nothing could be further from the truth! Our kids are extremely socialized through co-ops, church activities, sports, choirs, play dates, field trips, library outings, park days, community service, shopping, and the list goes on and on. Our children not only socialize with their peers, but have frequent opportunities to socialize with people of all ages. Many families actually have to limit their activities in order to be at HOME:)

Q:

What do I do if authorities come to my home?

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Be polite! Show them your membership letter ONLY. Do NOT allow them inside unless they have a warrant. Call us within 24 hours of the visit. These investigations are very rare in SC.

If you have further questions, please contact us at CornerstoneHomeEducators@aol.com