Community Bible Church

    SC Law and CBCCA

    Community Bible Church Christian Academy is a legal umbrella that allows members of of Community Bible Church to homeschool legally in South Carolina using the third option.CBCCAis an third option association that is open only to families who have at least one parent who is an active member of CBC. If you do not meet this requirement, please do not fill out the application form for enrollment.

    Although CBCCA itself is a legal umbrella, please know that we have many homeschooling activities including support meetings, park days, co-op and a homeschooling conference that are open to anyone in our homeschooling community.

    Also if you are not eligible for our legal umbrella Carolina Homeschooler is a great resource for finding other option 3 associations to participate in.

    Below are three options for Homeschoolers in SC.

    Option 1 : Establish and operate a home school as approved by the local school board. 180 days per year, 4½ hours per day. Reading, writing, math, science, and social studies; also composition and literature in grades 7-12. High school diploma or GED or a baccalaureate degree. Maintain evidence of regular instruction including a record of subjects taught, activities in which the student and parent engage, a portfolio of the child’s work, and a record of academic evaluations, with a semiannual progress report. Participate in the annual statewide testing program and the Basic Skills Assessment Program.

    Option 2: Establish and operate a home school under the membership auspices of the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS). 180 days per year. Reading, writing, math, science, and social studies; also composition and literature in grades 7-12. High school diploma or GED. None required by statute; SCAIHS requires some record keeping. None required by statute; SCAIHS has certain testing requirements.

    Option 3: (CBCCA falls into this category) Establish and operate a home school under the membership auspices of an association for home schools with no fewer than fifty members. 180 days per year. Reading, writing, math, science, and social studies; also composition and literature in grades 7-12. High school diploma or GED. Maintain evidence of regular instruction including a record of subjects taught, activities in which the student and parent engage, and a portfolio of the child’s work, with a semiannual progress report. No testing required.