The following are the requirements to join SAFE in Herald 5:
  1. Maintain a current membership with Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).
  2. Be an active member of HERALD5 Support Group.
  3. Have a high school diploma or GED.
  4. Have an instructional year of at least 180 days.
  5. Plan a curriculum including, but not limited to, the basic instructional areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies; and in grades seven through twelve, composition and literature.
  6. Maintain educational records including:
    • A plan book, diary, or other written record indicating subjects taught and activities in which the student and parent/teacher engage.
    • A portfolio of samples of the student’s academic work.
    • Semester progress reports including attendance records and grades/evaluations for each of the subject areas outlined in Point 5 above.
  7. Maintain active membership with SAFE in H5 by:
    • Completing enrollment requirements by Sept. 1 of the current year
    • Submitting the 90- and 180-day cards by assigned deadlines.
  8. Renew HSLDA membership before the expiration of current membership and submit a copy of the new HSLDA card within 10 days of the previous card’s expiration date.
  9. Submit all requested forms/paperwork required by SAFE within 10 days of notification.
  10. Make records available upon request.
 These requirements are in place to ensure that SAFE maintains a reputation for responsible and God-honoring homeschooling. SAFE signs a form from the South Carolina Department of Education that states all of our families are in compliance with SC Homeschooling law. SAFE instituted the 90/180-cards to verify a family’s compliance. Full text of the South Carolina statutes governing homeschooling in the state is available on our SC Law page.

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