Homeschooling Encouragement

We encourage homeschoolingBecoming a part of HERALD 5 will be an encouragement on your journey.

Activities for All

Something for EveryoneWe have many different activities that you and your children can be a part of. The various small groups are tailored to meet the needs of different families.

2015 Graduation

HERALD 5 offers a highschool graduation ceremony every year. This year's graduation is at Three Rivers Baptist Church on May 30, 2015.



HERALD 5 was founded in 1986 as a support group for home schooling families in the St. Andrews/Irmo/Chapin area; however, residence in Lexington/Richland District 5 is not required for membership. We are a volunteer organization, comprised of members who educate, have educated, or intend to educate one or more of their children at home. We are a support group only, not an accountability association. To homeschool legally in S.C., you must join an accountability association. To view accountability options available in S.C., see "Where to Start" in the menu at the top.


-Spring Meeting, April 23 - Graduation May 30th, 2015 10:30 am Three Rivers Baptist - NEW Stanford Testing Information
SAFE in HERALD 5 is a third option accountability association for the members of HERALD 5 support group. The application, handbook, etc.. can be accessed through the Members Only page. Contact Leslie Graham for further SAFE information.
***Virtual Charter Schools - HERALD 5 is a support group for homeschoolers and not public school students; VCS families cannot be admitted to HERALD 5. Learn more.
***What is HSLDA's position on K12 and Virtual Charter Schools?