Insights 
    ON   EDUCATION
 §59-65-47 Statewide SC Home School Association
Upstate High School Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014    -   visit the GRADUATION page for more details. Registration ends April 30, 2014.


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  2013 - 2014 School Year 
Year-Round Enrollment. We accept enrollment for homeschooling year-round for students in grades K-11.  We do not accept high school senior enrollment beyond January 30th of their senior year. Our families enjoy working on a schedule that works best for them; therefore, we try our best to accommodate enrollment to fit their needs.   

School Verification and Notification forms are provided to you in your Member Packet. If you are withdrawing your child from a public/private school you will need to furnish their school a copy of this form.
Official Academic Transcripts are provided for all students enrolled in our High School Program annually at the close of their school year. Our high school transcripts are cumulative so each year you have the most current academics reporting.  Students in grades K-8th will receive a Record Receipt Form at the close of their school year.  Both methods of official records will be furnished electronically to the teaching parent. (See Enrollment FAQ)

Standardized Testing is suggested but NOT mandated by this association. We feel parents should make that decision for their own children. Please see appropriate K-12th grade level information above for additional testing resources available to homeschooling families.

Upstate High School Graduation ceremony is held each May for our high school seniors. We are proud to sponsor this event and it is open for all area homeschool high school seniors to participate regardless of association affiliation.
Semi-Annual Progress Reporting**  and Year-end Reporting forms are provided in your Member Packet as well as available online year-round. Semi-Annual Progress Reporting is due January 30th annually and our Scholastic Data Form (year-end reporting) is due:  June 1st for all 11-12th graders,  August 1st for all K-10th graders.

Affordable Membership
rate of $40 per family renewable each school year. enroll now 
(We offer an Early Discount of $30/per family if enrolled on or before June 30th for the new school year.)

No hidden fees!  Your Family Membership includes School Notifications and Verification Forms for you to use year-round, Membership Packet includes extensive help for each grade level, Official High School Transcripts, Official K-8th Record Reporting, High School Diploma and much more!   

** effective 2013-2014, does not apply to 2012-2013 school year


Electronic Communications/Records

Over the past few years we have been slowly implementing an electronic method of reporting and filing. We now fully report electronically in our reporting to and from you. Last year we began making available Member Packets (including all necessary forms) for you immediately upon submission of an online enrollment form. The link is located on the confirmation page that you are directed to after online enrollment submission.

Parents will need to have an email address to receive documents from our office. If you do not have an email address, we strongly suggest that you create one or use an email of a close friend or family member with permission. If you do not have a computer, your local library allows free use at their facility. You are responsible to check your email settings to ensure that communications from 'insightsoneducation.org' are not going to your spam or delete folder. We suggest adding the above web address to your acceptable contact list. Over 90% of issues involving missing records are due to this. By simply ensuring your email settings are set correctly, your mailbox isn't full, and/or you haven't blocked emails with attachments or restricted attachment size amounts; you will be saving everyone precious time during the school year.

We want to ensure that everyone has their prior year records, so if you have checked your spam folder and can not find your previous records or Membership Packet please CLICK HERE and request your item through this channel.  Please remember to check your email settings before submitting a request.  We ask that you do not make a request for current year records if you have submitted them within the past few weeks. Thank you.




Upstate High School Graduation
 
  Saturday, May 24, 2014





2014 High School Senior Graduation Participation
FORM
High School Student Volunteer FORM

Additional Graduation Information  |  Registration Deadline: April 30th

The annual Upstate High School Graduation event is open for all homeschool high school senior students to participate.

 
 
 
 
          
        Participants from the 2013 Graduation Ceremony.
 
 
 


 2013-2014 School Year Calendar
 May 25, 2013  Class of 2013 Upstate High School Graduation 
 June 1, 2013  ALL 2012-2013 SENIOR GRADES ARE DUE
 June 8-10, 2013  Final release of High School Transcripts for the Class of 2013 will be sent to parents
(Palmetto Fellows Award Notices and other Scholarship notices will be sent to qualifying Seniors)
Ranking is completed - please check your mail over the next few days for your final transcript/diploma.
 June 30, 2013  Early Discount Period ends for the 2013-2014 School Year   
($30 enrollment through June 30th annually)
 
 August 15, 2013 2012- 2013 Junior students must have all year-end work turned in by this deadline. Ranking for their class will be done and published electronically by Sept 1st. Sept 20th
 November 15, 2014 Early Awards for the Palemetto Fellows is filed (2012-2013 Jr's are notified via email)
 January 30, 2014  ALL 2013-2014 SEMI-ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORTS ARE DUE
This deadline has been extended until February 10, 2014.
 Jan-Feb 2014 2014 Upstate High School Graduation Registration is open (Seniors and Volunteers)
(This is an open event available to any homeschool senior.)
 April 30, 2014 Registration ends for 2014 Upstate High School Graduation Participation 
(Seniors and Volunteers)
 May 24, 2014 Class of 2014 Upstate High School Graduation  (Tenative Date/Subject to Change)
 June 1, 2014 ALL 2013-2014 SENIOR and JUNIOR GRADES ARE DUE
 June 8-10, 2014 Final release of High School Transcripts for the Class of 2014 will be sent to parents  
(Palmetto Fellows Award Notices and other Scholarship notices will be sent to qualifying Seniors)
 
 June 30, 2014  Early Discount Period ends for the 2014-2015 School Year  
 ($30 enrollment through June 30th annually)
 August 1, 2014  ALL 2013-2014 10TH - KINDERGARTEN GRADES ARE DUE
August 15, 2014  2013-2014 Junior Class Ranking is identified and students are notified via email.

(Additional events may be added during the year, so please refresh this page for the most current dates. 
Changes may occur without notice; however, all registered participants will be notified with any immediate changes. 
Attending the functions (above) for any other purpose other than their intended function is strictly forbidden.)





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         Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities Act
 
 (S Bill 149) (NEW 2012-2013)
If your student desires to participate in Interscholastic Activities at their assigned public school, please note the following requirement:
(your) 'child is taught in accordance with Section 59-65-40, 59-65-45, or 59-65-47 AND has been taught in accordance with one of these sections for a full academic year prior to participating in an interscholastic activity'

If your student desires to participate in Interscholastic Activities at their assigned public school, please note the following definition
:  
'Extracurricular activities in our schools are defined as those activities sponsored solely by the resident school, carry no academic credit, do not fall within the scope of the regular curriculum, and have no requirement for enrollment in a class at the resident school'   (Your child will not receive credit/grade for these activities.)



WHERE DO I FIND THE PARTICIPATION FORM?

All districts have their own forms for participation - please fax the form they are asking you to fill out to 864-355-9596 and we will complete our section and fax it back to the school or district directly.
  If they do not provide a form, you may use our Interscholastic Activities Form.

NOTE: the form provided above may or may not be accepted at your local SC school since each district has their own form(S), so please be understanding if they do not accept this form and ask you to fill out a new form. Fax their form to our office and will be glad to complete our portion and fax on to the school/athletic office for you.