Advantages of Joining SCAIHS

Membership in SCAIHS and continuing compliance with its standards fully satisfies the requirements of South Carolina’s compulsory attendance laws.

Because SCAIHS members are not under the jurisdiction of the public school district, they do not need to seek approval from their local school board.

Flexible Schedule

Students accomplish their work on a flexible schedule.

Experienced Guidance

Our caring staff members have years of experience homeschooling and guiding homeschool parents. 

Extracurricular Activities

SCAIHS students regularly participate in team sports, leadership programs, and community service projects.

Committed to Success

The SCAIHS board and staff are committed to helping families experience success in homeschooling. Services to member families include educational and curriculum counseling, and support from a qualified and well-trained staff. SCAIHS serves homeschools with students from preschool through high school. The staff is available Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

By endorsing both traditional and more creative approaches to education, SCAIHS allows for variety and flexibility in curriculum choices. Parents may use traditional curriculum provided by textbook publishers or nontraditional materials from various sources as well as field trips, travel experiences, computer programs, educational television/videos, and other innovations in technology.

Reports & Records

Progress reports summarizing the student’s studies are designed to assist the parent in documenting educational progress and accomplishments.

Permanent records are kept for each student. Should a SCAIHS student transfer to a public or private school from the homeschool or seek admission to a college or university, SCAIHS will issue a transcript to that institution upon the parent’s written request. This documentation is especially critical at the high school level. (Pertinent graduate records are kept permanently. Other records are purged after three years of inactivity.)

SCAIHS high school students routinely participate in the following programs and activities:


Palmetto Girls State and Boys State

Internships, apprenticeships, and travel
TeenPact Leadership Program
Community service projects, volunteer work, and church work
Dual-enrollment programs in both two- and four- year colleges and universities
The High School Program provides credible documentation for completed course work

Awards, Diplomas & Graduation

Diplomas are issued at the formal graduation ceremony in June to seniors who have fulfilled graduation requirements.

SCAIHS students are recipients of many prestigious academic awards and scholarships and continue to be accepted into the colleges and universities of their first choice.


Member Fees

First Child - $350
Second and Third Child - $50 per child
No additional basic charge for fourth or more children
No charge for K5 student when an older sibling is enrolled

Additional Fees (per student)
High School Fee - $100
Senior Fee - $50
Special Needs - $50

Other Membership Options
K5 Membership (oldest child is K5) - $45
Auxiliary - $100 (all students enrolled in approved diploma-earning program)

SCAIHS offers an installment plan of $100.00 down with the rest divided into monthly payments. There is an annual $40.00 service fee added to all installment plans.


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 Special Needs department is available to assist in securing accommodations for testing such as SAT, ACT, and PSAT.