Quick Info

Registration and Enrollment

Registration is easy! Print and fill out an application form and submit to our office via email, fax, regular mail, or in person. We accept applications for enrollment year-round.  Click on the application link or the Joining HEA tab above to get started.

End of Year Compliance

At the end of the school year, submit one Compliance Form for your family plus one Progress Report Form for each student. Click on the links above to access the forms.  Due dates: May 15 for seniors, May 25 for all other high school students, and end of July for 8th grade and below.

Classes with HEA

We offer high school classes both in person and online as an option available to our members. Registration for this fall starts May 1st.  Click on the HEA Classes tab for more information. Contact the office to register. 

Workshops and Events

We offer optional workshops for our members each year including the High School Workshop and Homeschooling 101. We have both in person and virtual options. Check the calendar for upcoming dates and times. Contact the office to register.

Donate Your Used Curriculum

Have curriculum you no longer need? Consider donating it to HEA.  Your generosity enables us to help another family have an affordable option for their homeschool needs. Contact the office if you would like to drop off a donation. 

End of Year Compliance

As the school year is nearing its end, make sure to turn in your grades and compliance form by the deadline. May 15th for seniors, May 25th for 9th-11th grades, and end of July for 8th grade and below. One compliance form per family, and one Progress Report form per student. Printable forms located to the left.

High School Classes with HEA

Registration opens May 1st for Fall 2023 high school classes offered through Homeward Education Association. We offer both in-person classes as well as online classes for member families who are interested. Space is limited on a first-come basis. Ask for details.

Curriculum Library

Homeward Education Association has a curriculum library in our office. We carry new and used curriculum available for rent. We also have a special area where you can purchase any 10 books for $10. Stop by our office and browse through our selection of A Beka, Bob Jones, Apologia, Alpha Omega, Remedia, Saxon, Steck Vaughn Core Skills, Easy Grammar, Daily Grams, and various other products. Contact us today with your homeschool curriculum needs.


Associations are a great way to legally homeschool in South Carolina with the minimum amount of restrictions placed on the homeschooling family! By homeschooling through an association, a family has more freedom in the choice of their curriculum and style of learning. The low cost of a third option association is also a plus! Homeschooling has never been easier in South Carolina!

Provide family with a legal option in homeschooling.
Will maintain the minimum required records by law.
Will report to the respective school districts the number of students enrolled by the required date.
Will not infringe on a member family’s right to privacy.
Will provide member family with membership letter for proof of legal membership.

Provide the necessary information to comply with state law.
Complete and return year-end Compliance Form.
Maintain all required records as stated in the law.
Education of student(s) will be the responsibility of the parent/teacher.
Will provide their school district proof of membership with HEA when withdrawing their child from school.
Will abide by the set fee schedule.
Will abide by state law, Section 59-65-47.

For questions, please contact Homeward Education Association


1116 Alice Drive, Suite D
Sumter, SC 29150


Sept-April: 1pm – 4pm
May-Aug: 1pm – 5pm
Friday-Sunday: Closed

Closed the weeks of Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas break, and all federal holidays


Phone: (803) 469-4927
Fax: (803) 469-4928
Email: aprilray@homewarded.com


Monday, May 15th

Senior Grades Due

Thursday, May 25th

9th – 11th Grades Due


Senior Graduation

Monday, July 31st

K-8th Grades Due

What HEA Families are Saying

"HEA has exceeded all of my expectations and has provided the extra support my home school family needs."


"HEA has everything I need to educate my children well. April Ray is a wealth of guidance and information to help you on your homeschool journey."


"I have used HEA for over 20 years and can’t imagine using anyone else. April is knowledgeable and truly cares about my children’s education."