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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.


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


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SC Homeschool Accountability Associations

*******Our 7 Star Rating Guide Below*******

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59-65-47
Carolina Foothills Home School Association
Christian Homeschoolers Association of South Eastern South Carolina - CHASE SC
Community Bible Church Christian Academy
Foothills Accountability Association
Grace Home School Association
Greenwood Christian School Home Educators Association
Home Education & Religious Training - HEART
Homeward Education Association
Insights On Education
New Beginnings Home School Association
New System School
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Compliance Association
Palmetto Home School Association
Palmetto Independent Educators
Palmetto State Association of Homeschools
Parents Assc. for Christian Education in South Carolina - PACESC
P. C. A. Home School Association
Piedmont Home Educators' Association
REACH The Top
Safe In HERALD 5
SMILE Accountability Association
Spartanburg Homeschool Association
The Upstate Association Of Home Schools - TUAH
Vine and Branches Home School Association
59-65-45
SC Association of Independent Home Schools
*******Our 7 Star Rating Guide*******
Links to Listings of Associations
What Should You Look for in an Association?
Questions to Ask an Association
Questions to Ask Your Friends
Data to Look at or Request
Questions to Ask Yourself
CHASE SC's Answers for Questions to Ask an Association
CHASE SC's Data to Look at or Request

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59-65-47
Carolina Foothills Home School Association
Lisa McAbee, Director
Post Office Box 1137
Inman, SC 29349
864-472-3471
E-Mail:
mailto:cfha2@juno.com

Handbook for Homeschooling in South Carolina
$12.00 plus $3.00 for S&H

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Christian Homeschoolers Association of South Eastern South Carolina-CHASE SC
PO Box 58
Ruffin, SC 29475
843-866-7208
http://www.chasesc.com/
CHASESC@chasesc.com

Offers Lifetime Membership, and
serves homeschoolers that have two or more years of homeschooling experience.
Accepts members all year long, from all across SC.

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Community Bible Church Christian Academy
Deborah A. Forschner, Administrator
Post Office Box 119
Beaufort, SC 29901
843-525-0089
mailto:deb@wagp.net

Offers accountability to members of their church support group.
*Incomplete Data

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Foothills Accountability Association
Kim Williams, Administrator
151 Oak Creek Road
Seneca, SC 29678
864-972-2460
briarwd@bellsouth.net

No Data Available

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Grace Home School Association
Ms. Gloria Ferber, Director
Post Office Box 561
Marion, SC 295471
843-423-4229
http://www.gracehsa.org/
grace@gracehsa.org

They have a statewide graduation, offer transcripts, diplomas,
and a unique transcript service to our members.
or allows the parent-teacher to create the transcript.

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Greenwood Christian School Home Educators Association
Jill Leinback
2026 Woodlawn Road
Greenwood, SC 29649
864-231-8399
gcshea@inetgenesis.com

Has a strong support for high school students, and offers an annual workshop.
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Home Education & Religious Training - HEART
Patti & Mike Newton, Directors
Post Office Box 2591
Anderson, SC 29622
864 287-9088
info@andersonhomeschool.org
http://www.andersonhomeschool.org

Offers accountability to members of their support group.
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Homeward Education Association
Rachael Ward, Administrator
4950 Dubose Siding Road
Sumter, SC 29153
803-469-4511
http://www.homewarded.com/
rachel@homewarded.com

Extra services provided at an extra fee are: consultations, testing, high school portfolios, transcripts, diplomas, permission letters and confirmation letters.
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Insights On Education
P.O. Box 6702
Greenville, SC 29606
864-295-5779
http://www.emcd.net/ioe/
IOE@emcd.net (non members only)
IOEmembers@emcd.net (members only)

Offers curriculum, social, transcripts, diploma assistance and support.
Free books are available for homeschoolers.

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New Beginnings Home School Association
AJ Ashley, Director
975 Bacons Bridge Road Unit #148
Summerville, SC 29485-4189
843-851-9832 ext.09
http://home.sc.rr.com/nbhsa/
NewBeginningsSupport@sc.rr.com

Free association for member referred applicants.
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New System School
Membership Restricted to Jehovah's Witnesses
Karl J. Becker, Headmaster-Officer
Post Office Box 84247
Lexington, SC 29073-4247
803-996-0539

Offers accountability to Jehovah's Witnesses.
*Incomplete Data

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Compliance Association
Elizabeth W. Bussinah, Administrator
Post Office Box 61078
Columbia, SC 29250-1078

No Data Available

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Palmetto Home School Association
Merritt Morris, President/CEO
Post Office Box 486
Lancaster, SC 29721
803-285-3916
Director@palmettoha.org
http://www.palmettoha.org/

Offers the option of preparing the student's transcript for you,
or allows the parent-teacher to create the transcript.

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Palmetto Independent Educators
Ms. Denise Merchant, Director
Post Office Box 2475
Aiken, SC 29802
803-643-0807
mpielady@msn.com
http://www.homeschoolingwithpie.org/

**Incomplete Data

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Palmetto State Association of Homeschools
attn: Susan Moore
113 Calton Drive
Gaffney, SC 29341-1419
864-487-5947
PalmettoStateAH@cs.com
http://ourworld.cs.com/palmettostateah/PSAH.html

Serves the upstate area of South Carolina (designated by the 864 area code),
and accepts members all year long.

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PACESC
Parents Assc. for Christian Education in South Carolina

PO Box 1767
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
843-899-4333
http://www.pacesc.com/
pacesc@pacesc.com

Online form and fee submittal.
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P.C.A. Home School Association
A division of Piedmont Christian Academy
Mahlon Helmuth, Pastor/Principal
750 Oil Mill Road
Piedmont, SC 29673
864-845-5154

No Data Available

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Piedmont Home Educator's Association
Martha H. Freitag, Administrator
115 Buist Avenue
Greenville, SC 29609
864-268-6880
phea@att.net
http://www.phea.org/

Accepts members all year long.
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REACH the Top
Anne J. Burke, Administrator
119 Loch Road
Columbia, SC 29210
803-750-5876
burkefam@sc.rr.com
http://www.geocities.com/reach_group/

RTT is only for support group members of
Resources, Encouragement, and Activities for Columbia area Homeschoolers - REACH.

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Safe In HERALD 5
(Residents of Lexington 1, 11, 1V & V, Richland 1, 11, Newberry & Fairfield Counties)

Christine C. Janzen
Post Office Box 1743
Irmo, SC 29063
803-957-0432
leschris_janzen@juno.com

Offers accountability to members of their support group.
*Incomplete Data

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SMILE Accountability Association
Myranda Brown
myranda3@bellsouth.net
http://www.smile-aa.citymax.com/page/page/580541.htm

Inclusive, message board, and e-mail loop for members.
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Spartanburg Homeschool Association
Sherry Mayes
4 Lamotte Street
Spartanburg, SC 29301
864-587-4824
SHAHMSCL@msn.com

Available for support, accountability, referral and counseling.
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The Upstate Association of Home Schools - TUAH
Ms. Connie Bailey, Executive Director
Post Office Box 15262
Spartanburg, SC 29302-0262
864-598-9996
UAH@aol.com
http://www.bellsouthpwp.net/t/u/tuah/

Offers accountability to homeschoolers in the upstate.
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Vine and Branches Home School Association
Melinda S. Tavernier, Association Director
503 Six Lakes Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
843-236-1420
mtavern@vine-branches.org
http://www.vine-branches.org

Offers consultations with a certified education professional (K-12),
and certified testing services through Bob Jones University.

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SC Association of Independent Home Schools
Kathleen Carper
930 Knox Abbott Drive
Cayce, SC 29033-3320
803-454-0427
803-454-0428 (fax)
scaihs@scaihs.org
http://www.scaihs.org

Offers accountability under 59-65-45.
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*******Our 7 Star Rating Guide Below*******

*Experienced Leader(s) Involved in the Grassroot Campaign for 59-65-47
*Non-Profit 501 (3) (c) Organization
*Run by a Board of Officers
*Has Served Homeschoolers at least 3 years or more
*Provides a unique service to homeschoolers or to a particular group of homeschoolers
*Membership fees at or below $75.00 per family
*Requires only the minimums of 59-65-47

Information compiled from known data and/or from information provided by the association leader.

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Links to Listings of Associations -

http://www.christianity.com/schea
http://www.schomeschool.com/accountability.htm
http://www.myscschools.com/offices/sq/homesch.htm
http://www.teach-hs.org/associations.html

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What Should You Look for in an Association?

SC homeschoolers have some very unique and helpful homeschooling accountability associations. Luckily for SC homeschoolers, there is a choice. What is right for you, is not right for everyone. When looking for a 59-65-47 accountability association you should start by asking questions of the associations and of your friends. Do your own research, don't rely upon what only one person says. Everyone's opinion, experiences, and needs are different.

Fees of 59-65-47 associations should not play a significant role in your decision making process, while doing your research to decide which association to join. However, if you realize that an associations fees are constantly changing, that would be a sign of instability and would need to be assessed as a negative indicator on your pros and cons assessment of associations. Other signs of instability would be changing policies, servers, and/or the data on a web site constantly or during the current school year. Be very cautious of associations that change their policies during the middle of a school year.

Questions to Ask an Association-
Who will have access to my information?
What is the confidentiality policy?
Does the director, homeschool currently?
Have they ever homeschooled?
How long have they homeschooled?
How long have the other board members homeschooled?
Is there a board of directors (officers or advisors)? If not, is this a business?
Who makes the decisions?
What are your requirements?
Do you require more than the complete requirements of 59-65-47?
What styles of homeschooling are you supportive of?
Is a certain curriculum required? If so, which one?
Are only certain curriculums accepted? If so, which ones?
What basic services do you provide?
What extra services do you provide?
Do you have a phone number that we can contact you in case of an emergency?
Do you review records for families when there is a DSS or State Dept. of Ed. issue?
Will you review my records to make sure that I am in compliance of 59-65-47,
if I need your assistance?
In what cases do you notify DSS of our homeschool?
In what cases do you notify the Department of Education of our homeschool?
What experience do you have at dealing with the Department of Ed. and DSS?
How long have you been in operation?
If this is a new association, do they meet the 50 member minimum requirement?
Additionally, you need to find out when they will notify you, if they do not meet the 50 member minimum requirement
(you will want time to make arrangements to apply with another association before school starts).
If the new association does not meet the member minimum requirement you should get a refund.
However, it would be advisable to request that in writing.
How and why can my membership be terminated?
Do you work with the other associations to aid and help homeschoolers throughout South Carolina?
How do you work with the other associations?
What are your membership fees?

Questions to Ask Your Friends-
What is your association?
What is your experience with them?
Would you recommend for me to use them?
Have you ever had any problems with them?
How were they resolved?
Have you used another association before? If so, why did you change?
Which associations are respected by their members for their experience and leadership abilities?

Data to Look at or Request-
Review each association's web site.
Review the Membership Application online or request a copy of it.
Review all forms required by members of the association with the original application,
throughout the school year, and/or at the completion of the school year.
Review the associations policies and guidelines.
Ask for the SC business license number for those associations operating as a business.
You may also check with the Better Business Bureau,
to find out if there have ever been any complaints lodged against them.

BBB OnLine Complaint System
How to file a complaint - against a company or charity
http://complaints.bbb.org/Welcome.asp

Better Business Bureau, BBB National Web Site
http://www.bbb.org/

Review the bylaws and constitution (articles of incorporation) of those operating as a non-profit.

Questions to Ask Yourself-
Does the association operate in a professional manner?
Do I feel uncomfortable with any of the associations policies?
Do membership requirements and association policies change often
(this would be a sign of instability)? Why?
Which associations handle member problems and complaints in a professional manner?
If there is a web site-
Does it give helpful information?
Does it have a professional appearance?
Has the site changed servers often (that would be a sign of instability)?

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CHASE SC's Answers for Questions to Ask an Association

CHASE SC's Data to Look at or Request


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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?
A.
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 ~

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