Progress Report (K-8th)
Progress Report (High School)
High School Worksheet
HEA Handbook (updated 2023)
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.
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!
HOMEWARD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION RESPONSIBILITIES TO FAMILY
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.
MEMBER FAMILY’S RESPONSIBILITIES
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
Closed the weeks of Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas break, and all federal holidays
Phone: (803) 469-4927
Fax: (803) 469-4928
Monday, May 15th
Senior Grades Due
Thursday, May 25th
9th – 11th Grades Due
SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd
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."