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Homeschool Resources

Trying to find more information about homeschooling? Need to understand the options for homeschool legally? Maybe you’re hoping to connect with some other homeschool families? Here’s a list of informative websites, facebook groups, and support groups that might be helpful.

Looking for more help with homeschooling? Check out our Ultimate Homeschool Guide to the Upstate.

YMCA of Greenville

TITLE SPONSOR 864.963.3608 (Program Center) | 100 Adams Mill Road (Program Center), Greenville, SC

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YMCA of Greenville’s Homeschool PE program provides a place where children can exercise and participate in sports in an instructor-led setting. The program is designed to show participants how much fun exercise can be and is offered at YMCA Program Center in Simpsonville.

YMCA Program Center
100 Adams Mill Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Age: 6-15
Day: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Registration: Month prior to session
Member rate: $35/month and $15 for each additional student or $50/day and $20 for each additional student
Non-member rate: $45/month and $20 for each additional student or $60/day and $30 for each additional student
The program runs from September through May.

Contact Erica Snyder or Tyree Mathis

In addition to the PE program, YMCA of Greenville offers a diverse array of programs for all families including youth sportsaquatics lessons and family camps.

Secular Homeschoolers of Upstate SC

Facebook group for homeschool families to support each other, discuss, share resources, and plan meet-ups.

The Homeschool Mom

This website offers specifics for homeschooling in the state of South Carolina. There is a particularly nice list of accountability and support groups to search through.

A Facebook support and resource group for homeschooling families in Upstate, SC. The group discusses events, planning, and resource sharing.


Anderson County Libraries

The Anderson County Library system offers special events, storytime, a seed library, Book-a-Librarian (for that much-needed help with literally anything), and so much more! Branch information can be found below:

Anderson County Main Library – 300 N. McDuffie St, Anderson
Belton Branch Library – 91 Breazeale Street, Belton
Iva Branch Library – 203 W. Cruette Street, Iva
Jennie Erwin Branch Library – 318 N. Shirley Avenue, Honea Path
Lander Memorial Branch Library – 925 Greenville Drive, Williamston
Pendleton Branch Library – 650 S. Mechanic Street, Pendleton
Piedmont Branch Library – 1407 S. Carolina 86, Piedmont
Powdersville Branch Library – 4 Civic Court, Powdersville
Westside Community Center Branch Library – 1100 West Franklin Street, Anderson

South Carolina Department of Education

Provides guidelines, resources, and laws about the three homeschool options in South Carolina.

Upstate Homeschool Bulletin Board

This group on Facebook facilitates the planning of homeschool field trips for families in the Oconee, Pickens, Anderson and Greenville areas and shares information and opportunities for area homeschoolers.

SC Education Oversight Committee

803.734.6148 | 1205 Pendleton Street Room 502 , Columbia, SC

An oversight committee dedicated to ensuring homeschooled children are meeting their grade-level standards. Standards for each grade level can be found on their website, including a breakdown of various subjects.

The South Carolina Homeschooling Connection

This resource for South Carolina homeschool families includes a directory of homeschool associations and co-ops.

Greenville Homeschoolers Directory

This Facebook group offers support, information about co-ops and field trips, and allows members to buy and sell homeschool materials via the group.

Academic Advantage Association

864.968.1118 | 557 Hammett Store Road , Lyman, SC

3rd option homeschool accountability association for preK- 12th grade.
They offer homeschool support to families in a variety of ways, including supply obtainment, an online store, resources, seminars, and more.

Carolina Homeschooler

| 961 North Main Street #3, Lancaster, SC

In addition to being an accountability group, Carolina Homeschooler offers field trips, online classes, book clubs, and online parent support forums. Their page offers helpful information about legally homeschooling in South Carolina.

Bob Jones Educators Marketplace 

864.770.1368 | 1430 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Suite 212, Greenville, SC

A source for BJU Press materials and more. They offer products from K3-12 grade in various subjects.
You can also find homeschool support materials and resources.

Secular Homeschoolers of South Carolina

A Facebook resource group that shares ideas, resources, and information and homeschooling throughout South Carolina.

Greenville County Schools

There are several paths to legally homeschooling in the state. Families who choose to homeschool through the school district as their means of legally homeschooling can find information from the district at this site.