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CHASE SC
Christian Homeschooler's Association of South Eastern South Carolina
PO Box 58
Ruffin, SC 29475
843-866-7208
CHASESC@chasesc.com


CHASE SC Site Index

days to June 30th, 2004, the school year end for CHASE SC.

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All homeschoolers, and home schools should consult their attorney, or HSLDA for all legal matters.


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Questions About CHASE SC


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What is the best way for members and non members to get in touch with CHASE SC?
I can't find the question and answer I'm looking for, how should I contact CHASE SC for the answer?
Why did CHASE SC close down?
Why did CHASE SC reopen?
How is the CHASE SC Board structured?
Why do you only accept homeschoolers who are in their third year or longer?
What services do you offer for homeschoolers in their first and second year?
What does CHASE SC Lifetime Membership mean?
With CHASE SC Lifetime Memberships will I ever be charged membership dues again?
If I loss my certificate of membership and/or membership cards how do I get new ones and what is the fee?
What does a probationary membership status mean?
How long does the membership process take?
What kind of confirmation do I get that I am a member?
What does CHASE SC provide for it's members?
How is the fee so low?
Why is the CHASE SC phone number for emergencies only?
Why are phone calls returned collect?
When CHASE SC calls me back collect, can I hang up and call CHASE SC back?
Must I belong to the CHASE SC Newsletter to be a member?
How do I get an email address?
How often should I check my email address?
When do I submit the Yearly Statement of Completion/Update Form?
What records must I do and maintain for CHASE SC and 59-65-47?
Do I keep my originals?
What happens to documents sent to CHASE SC that were not requested or required?


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What is the best way for members and non members to get in touch with CHASE SC?

Members- The best and fastest way is to email us at our address above. We are homeschooling parents and are busy homeschooling our children just like you. Phone calls are expensive and time consuming to you and us. We have three board members (the Director, Assistant Director and the Board-At-Large) that regularly check and respond to your email. Not only is email fast, and inexpensive, but it provides you and us with the written correspondence which helps you and us to thoroughly clarify what is being asked or said. Please include your membership number in the subject line of your email.

Members can call us in case of an emergency at our phone number listed above, please state that it is an emergency and what the emergency is about. We will return all calls collect.

Non-members may utilize the CHASE-SC-Information Loop, where our Senior Communications Advisor, Communication Advisors, and other board members may answer your questions.


Click to subscribe to CHASE-SC-Information


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I can't find the answer I'm looking for, how should I contact CHASE SC for the answer?

If you are a member please email us, if you are not a member please join the CHASE-SC-Information Loop by clicking the button above.


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Why did CHASE SC close down?

There are usually several reasons considered when a person or persons must make a decision, and such is the case in regard to the decision of closing CHASE SC down. The two primary reasons were Ava's health deteriation and that the Miller's were looking to adopt several children. Much pray, time, and thought went into the decision and more than 6 months notice was given to members in which full services were continued up until the school year's end date.


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Why did CHASE SC reopen?

It is CHASE SC's desire to continue assisting homeschoolers under 59-65-47 with a basic association and basic fees. Twelve years of homeschooling experience and possibly up to 15 more years of homeschooling ahead of the Millers and they would like to continue helping homeschoolers of SC while they continue to homeschool.


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How is the CHASE SC Board structured?

There are a number of board members available to assist you. We have a Director, an Assistant Director, and a Board-At-Large that are all trained to handle the day to day operations of CHASE SC. The Board-At-Large serves as an assistant to the Director and the Assistant Director and is also a back up for our Director or Assistant Director when they are away on vacation, are sick, have family emergencies, or other such incidents.

The Web Master, maintains the web site for members and non-members to have easy access at their finger tips.

There is one Senior Communications Advisor, and several Communications Advisors that handle the moderating on all the CHASE SC email loops. They are available to answer your questions on the loops and regularly check the email on them.

Additionally, there are two Lifetime Founding Board-At-Large members which serve as experienced consultants and offer suggestions on policies as needed. Either position can help train new board members, process data, and answer member and non-member questions when needed.


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Why do you only accept homeschoolers who are in their third year or longer?

We have decided to specialize in order to serve our members more appropriately. We are an association that requires the complete requirements of 59-65-47. Folks that have two or more years of experience homeschooling will know those requirements, and will feel more confident of those requirements.


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What services do you offer for homeschoolers in their first and second year?

We have numerous resources available on our site for new homeschoolers and are willing to provide more as time permits. We feel we can best serve first and second year homeschooler's needs by, providing them with lots of resources and information which will enhance their first years of homeschooling.


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What does CHASE SC Lifetime Membership mean to me and my family?

Lifetime membership coverage is for both parent(s)/teacher(s) listed on the CHASE SC Lifetime Membership Application Form. You will be a member for as long as you homeschool your children, foster children (as long as the law allows it, and you have DSS permission), or other children that you have been appointed by the court as the guardian.

All children listed on the application are members while in Kindergarten - 12th grades and being homeschooled. Any child/ren born, adopted, or foster child/ren placed in your home (as long as the law allows it, and you have DSS permission) after your original Lifetime Membership Application Form has been submitted, are eligible for membership. You must include them on the Yearly Statement of Completion/Update of Information and they must be in Kindergarten - 12th grades and being homeschooled.

The parent's (teacher's) Lifetime Membership does not carry over to their children. Children's membership is for the duration that they are homeschool students.


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With CHASE SC Lifetime Memberships will I ever be charged membership dues again?

No, you are applying for a Lifetime Membership that means your fee covers your membership as long as you are homeschooling your children, foster children (as long as the law allows it, and you have DSS permission), or other children that you have been appointed by the court as the guardian.


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If I loss my certificate of membership and/or membership cards how do I get new ones and what is the fee?

You need to mail a check or money order to CHASE SC at our PO Box above. Make sure to include a note indicating what it is for. Replacement certificates of membership are $5 and replacement membership cards are $1 each.


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What does a probationary membership status mean?

A member may be placed on probationary status for non-compliance of CHASE SC policies and/or the complete requirements of 59-65-47. The board will vote on all cases where members are placed on probationary membership status. If the member continues not to adhere to CHASE SC policies and/or the requirements of 59-65-47 during the probationary period, their membership would be terminated by the board immediately.


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How long does the membership process take?

Depending on the time of year, membership applications will be processed between 10 and 30 days from the time they were received. We can verify to any official where we are at in the process. First that we have your application, it is being processed, and about how long it will be before you receive your membership acceptance.


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What kind of confirmation do I get that I am a member?

You will receive in the mail, a packet that will contain your Lifetime Membership Certificate, Membership Cards, and a Letter of Acceptance. If you do not receive this within 30 days from submitting it to us, please send an email and inquire at the email address above.


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What does CHASE SC provide for it's members?

Membership coverage in an association that completes the requirements of 59-65-47 is your primary benefit. We provide numerous resources on how to prepare transcripts, where to get information on testing, basic forms, special needs information, a newsletter group that keeps you updated and informed by CHASE SC, a members only email loop to discuss issues about homeschooling. We provide you with your Lifetime Membership Certificate, Membership Cards, and a Letter of Acceptance. As time and funds permit, the board may offer workshops, seminars, and/or classes for the homeschooling family. Members will receive a discount with HSLDA (minimum number of members with HSLDA must be met first), and other businesses and stores that accept your CHASE SC card for their homeschooling or teacher discount.


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How is the fee so low?

CHASE SC is able to provide most services to you online and by email. By keeping most correspondence email based, we do not have to have large numbers of copies made, and we are not having to spend lots of money on postage. We do not mail out reminders, and request for additional information. Group reminders are sent to you by the CHASE-SC newsletter, and request for additional information will be sent to your email address.

Our board members are volunteers, and receive no pay for their services.

Membership fees are kept at a minimum by returning all calls to members collect. This means that members that never need us to return phone calls, will not have to pay a higher membership price. Whereas, the member needing immediate assistance by telephone will bear the expense.

These are just a few of the ways we are able to offer membership rates so low.


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Why is the CHASE SC phone number for emergencies only?

All board members are volunteers and are happy that they are able to help serve their fellow homeschoolers. However, the phone does unfortunately eat away quickly at yours and our time. We all love to talk and we know how much other folk love to talk.

By using the phone service available for CHASE SC members only, we are available to assist you in true emergencies. Using email and the US Postal service for all non emergency correspondence will save you time and money and it will save us too.


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Why are phone calls returned collect?

Membership fees are kept at a minimum by returning all calls to members collect. This means that members that never need to call will not have to pay a higher membership price. Whereas, the member needing immediate assistance by telephone will bear the expense. This is just one of the ways we are able to offer membership rates so low.


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When CHASE SC calls me back collect, can I hang up and call CHASE SC back?

We've had lots of members that have asked us once on the phone if they could hang up and call us back. Just let us know you'd like to hang up and call us back at our number listed above. We certainly understand that collect call rates are a lot higher than directly dialed phone call rates.


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Must I belong to the CHASE-SC Newsletter to be a member?

Yes, all members must belong to the CHASE-SC Newsletter. You will be added automatically when you membership is approved. This is our primary way of communicating with you. It is your responsibility to notify us immediately by email or mail if your email address changes.


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How do I get an email address?

If you have a computer with a modem it will be very easy for you to install the software on your computer for one of the many free email servers on the Internet.

If you do not have a computer or you have one without a modem, you will have to either use a friends computer to establish your own email account or utilize your local library's computer systems and get yourself an online email account.


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How often should I check my email address?

If you are waiting for a reply from us, it would be best to check your email at least once a day. Also, if you have sent your application in, you should check your email at least every few days to make sure that we do not need any additional information from you, before we can finish processing your application.

If you are just checking your email for the CHASE-SC Newsletter, you should check your email at least once every week or two for any updates or reminders that we may need to send you.


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When do I submit the Yearly Statement of Completion/Update of Information?

As soon as you finish your school year, you may submit the form. However, you must submit it to us by July 31st each year so that we can update your records.

Other situations where you will need to submit the form to us and fill in the applicable sections, if:
a) you move out of state,
b) you move in state or have an address change,
c) your email address changes,
e) your telephone number changes,
f) you place any of your children back in school,
g) you sign one or more of your children up with another association,
h) you sign one or more of your children up with the local school district to homeschool under 59-65-40,
i) you decide to homeschool a child with our association that was not listed on your last update for the coming school year.

If a situation arises and you are unsure if you need to send a copy to us, please email us.


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What records must I do and maintain for CHASE SC and 59-65-47?

According to 59-65-47
(d) educational records shall be maintained by the parent-teacher and include:
(1) a plan book, diary, or other record indicating subjects taught and activities in which the student and parent-teacher engage;
(2) a portfolio of samples of the student's academic work; and
(3) a semi-annual progress report including attendance records and individualized documentation of the student's academic progress in each of the basic instructional areas of (c) reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies, and in grades seven through twelve, composition and literature.


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Do I keep my originals?

Yes, you are responsible by law for keeping all of your original paperwork, the lesson plans (diary, or other record), portfolio samples, your semi-annual progress report (that has individualized documentation of the student's academic progress in each of the basic instructional areas specified in item (c)reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies, and in grades seven through twelve, composition and literature), and an attendance record.


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What happens to documents sent to CHASE SC that were not requested or required?

Documents that are sent to CHASE SC that were not requested or required will be paper shredded for your protection and privacy. You are required to maintain your paperwork by law, please do not send it to us. Please only send us the Yearly Statement of Completion & Update Form required at the end of each year.


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~ CHASE SC Home ~

Make sure to stop by our home page for lots of other great home school resources. Standardized Testing, Special Needs Homeschooling, Learning Modalities & Styles, Timeline Information, Portfolios, Questions About Diplomas, GED, and Transcripts are just a few of the resources waiting for you at our home page.


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~ About CHASE SC... ~ The Law ~ Explanation of the Third Option Law, 59-65-47 ~

~ CHASE SC Lifetime Membership Application ~ CHASE SC Yearly Compliance & Update Form ~

~ SC Support Groups ~ SC Accountability Associations ~ Q & A About CHASE SC ~


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~ Free Forms For Home Schools ~

You don't want to miss out on this great resource, there's nearly 200 Free Forms for your homeschool!

Be Prepared, Evaluations, Assessments, Report Cards, Planners, Goal Sheets, Sample Letters, Transcripts, High School Course Credit & Syllabus, Diplomas, Journals, Logs, Checklists, Traveling Through Time Timelines, Other Helps for the Homeschool (Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies), Postcards, and Getting Organized in Your Home are the categories you can choose from.

Q. Can you provide other forms on your web site?
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As time permits, we would be happy to serve you with as many forms as we can. Please email us and let us know what you'd like to see, CHASESC@chasesc.com.


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~ Webmaster ~

Please contact our webmaster if you find any links that are not working, or if you encounter any difficulties maneuvering at the CHASE SC site.


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CHASE SC gives permission to all homeschooling support groups and individual homeschoolers (for personal use with homeschooling records only) to copy any CHASE SC information in its entirety if 1) copies are not sold at a profit (a reasonable charge for copying is acceptable), and 2) if you note on all copies that you 'Reprinted with the permission of CHASE SC, PO Box 58, Ruffin, SC 29475, Email address: CHASESC@chasesc.com, Web Site: http://www.chasesc.com.' All rights are retained by CHASE SC for CHASE SC documents, information, and forms available throughout the CHASE SC web site.

All others may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information obtained from this site without the explicit written permission of CHASE SC! You may not send, or cause to be sent, any part or anything posted on this site without the explicit written permission of CHASE SC!