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SC Code Of Law Section 59-65-47


At Home In The Lowcountry Standards


Requirements of Section 59-65-47 of the SC Code of Law:

  1. The Parent/Teacher must hold at least a high School diploma or the equivalent general educational diploma (GED)

  2. The instructional year must be at least 180 days.

  3. Curriculum must include at least the minimum of the basic instructional areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies; and in grades seven through twelve, composition and literature.

  4. Educational records shall be maintained by the parent/teacher and include the following:​

    1. A plan book, diary or other record indicating subjects taught and activities in which the student and parent/teacher participate;

    2. A portfolio of samples of the student's academic work; and

    3. A semi-annual progress report including attendance records and individual documentation of the student's academic progress in each of the basic instructional areas in item C above.


Standards of At Home In The Lowcountry:

  1. Uphold the requirements of the option 3 SC law.

  2. Excercise diligence in all homeschool records and instruction.

  3. Maintain a copy in your files of your diploma or GED.

  4. Notify At Home In The Lowcountry of any change of address, email, phone numbers, any changes in your homeschool  situations or any contact from school districts, SC Department of Education, SC Department of Social Services or Law Enforcement.

  5. Agree to a review of records by At Home In The Lowcountry with a 24 hour notice.

  6. Submission of grades and attendance yearly within two weeks of the homeschool's end date.

  7. Junior and Senior grades must be submitted by  May 30th.  

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