Getting Started

Steps to Homeschooling with SCAIHS

Membership with SCAIHS

Fulfills the legal requirement in SC (option 2 in the law)

1. Apply

Complete the SCAIHS Application

2. Choose curriculum with the assistance of your own personal counselor.

You supply the curriculum, but your own personal SCAIHS counselor is available to provide assistance in choosing those resources from a wide range of options, including traditional, classical, Charlotte Mason, co-ops, online, and much more!
High School counselors provide assistance in designing a graduation plan to meet the goals you have set for your child.

3. Track your student’s yearly records in SCAIHS Central, our secure online member area.

You will be provided access to our online member area, SCAIHS Central, where you will list your curriculum choices at the beginning of your school year.
User friendly progress reports are completed online twice a year. These reports include:

  • Simple report of coursework completed
  • Total days of attendance
  • Final end of year grades required in high school, but non-graded can be used in lower grades (Excellent, Satisfactory, etc.)
  • Standardized testing is required every other year starting in 3rd grade. The purpose is to provide a tool that will assist you in your planning.

Printable course summaries and report cards are available any time. Transcripts are maintained and available for a small fee (free for seniors).

4. Receive Unlimited Assistance!

Your personal counselor and our full staff are available to assist you throughout the year with your homeschool needs. Phone calls, e-mails, video conferencing, and in-person meetings are available throughout the year.

Member Fees

The average homeschool family paid $1.10 a day for SCAIHS membership in 2023-2024!

SCAIHS Basic Membership Fees

First Child - $425
Second and Third Child - $55 per child
No additional basic charge for four or more children
No charge for K5 student when an older sibling is enrolled

Additional Fees (per student)

High School Fee - $120
Senior Fee - $60
Exceptional Learners- $58

Other Membership Options

K5 Membership (oldest child is K5) - $55
Auxiliary - $120 (all students enrolled in approved diploma-earning program)


SCAIHS Testing Policy

Standardized testing, when used properly, can be helpful in evaluating a student’s strengths and weaknesses. Low test scores may alert a parent to the possibility of a learning disability or may simply indicate the need for a curriculum change. Periodic testing beginning in the elementary years can acclimate the student to a more formal testing environment while providing helpful information for the parent to use as one form of assessment. This is viewed as a tool for parents to use. SCAIHS does not use these results to determine grades or grade placement.

At a minimum, SCAIHS students should be tested with a nationally normed standardized achievement test every other year beginning with grade 3 and continuing through grade 11.

Our Exceptional Learners department is available to assist in securing accommodations for testing such as SAT, ACT, and PSAT.