Our purpose is to ENCOURAGE, SUPPORT, and CONNECT homeschool families.
We are a non-profit applying for 501(3)(c) tax-exempt status. We are based in Beaufort County, South Carolina.
Lowcountry Homeschool Association is an Accountability Association in the state of South Carolina. If you’d like to join us under our umbrella of legal covering for your homeschooling needs in South Carolina our membership fees are reasonable at $30 per family annually.
Register online at: http://lowcountryhomeschool.org/become-a-member
HOMESCHOOL SUPPORT GROUP
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We are also a network for Home School Support in South Carolina and Georgia’s Lowcountry Areas including but not limited to the following counties in South Carolina: Beaufort, Hampton, and Jasper; also Summerville and Northern Charleston. In Georgia: Chatham, Bryan Counties. Contact us to get your area connected.
We’ve expanded our support to areas around the Lowcountry with the help of key volunteer Area Leaders to coordinate events and activities in their respective areas, some including weekly meets for park dates, and/or Library time (Storytime, Craft, and Junior Book Club), as well as field trips and special events.
For Upper School Homeschoolers (ages 12 and up), LHA volunteer coordinators plan events for age-appropriate activities from bowling and pizza parties to biking and nature walks. These events are mainly based in the Beaufort County areas. However, field trips may be offered anywhere in the East Coast. In fact, recently they attended a music concert in Jacksonville, Florida. So get connected!
HOMESCHOOL 101 and TRAINING
We also offer support group meetings quarterly and hold “Homeschool 101″ informal classes for folks new to homeschooling or the area. Each Area Leader will be able to offer these in their respective areas as well. Casual coffee shop meetings will be offered for additional support, where available. All members may participate with field trips or events offered in any area that we or our sister groups cover.
Lowcountry Homeschool Association maintains a Lending Library for members to borrow homeschool books and curricula to be reused. It is a FREE service and check out time is up to 180 days (homeschool year). For more information on these events and our group, email Donna Cartwright at email@example.com
SOCIAL EVENTS & EDUCATIONAL FAIRS
HOMESCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR
Lowcountry Homeschool Association hosts an annual science fair with the University of South Carolina at Beaufort. This is a wonderful opportunity to display your science experiments and meet with other homeschoolers. USCB will judge the entries.
Homeschoolers will meet for a smorgasbord of foods from different countries and displays of different cultures as we share about the world during our International Day event. Area Leaders may offer this event in your area.
PROM FOR HIGH SCHOOOLERS
High Schoolers meet for our annual prom. This event is a fun one with music and dancing. No dates required! Just good fun with friends. Contact your area leader for more information on a prom event near you.
HOMESCHOOL ART SHOW
Homeschoolers gather their masterpieces for display. In the Beaufort County area, LHA offers a Homeschool Cooperative called THE LEARNING TRAIN which includes a FREE art class. To find out more about the Learning Train Co-op and other cooperatives and communities near you go to: http://lowcountryhomeschool.org/resources/classroom-and-co-ops
PROMOTION AND GRADUATION
Promotion Ceremonies will be offered in the Beaufort County area. This is our end of the year event usually held in May. Seniors order their gap and gowns in advance and actually “walk” and receive their diploma.
If you have an interest to help with these events, please contact your area leader. You could find your area leaders info by clicking the CONNECT tab above.
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We look forward to meeting y’all and helping you along your journey. Thank you for joining us and helping us to create a community for Homeschoolers here in the Lowcountry and the East Coast.
Happy Homeschooling, Y’all!