SHIELD is currently restructuring as we evaluate ways we can better serve our members. We hope to re-open membership early 2023 -- stay tuned here for more information. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with questions at SHIELDLeadership1@gmail.com.

SHIELD was started over 20 years ago to offer support, encouragement, resources and activities for our members. We accomplish this through group meetings, volunteering, encouraging and informative communications, and membership in SCHEA (South Carolina Home Educators Association).


Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

Colossians 3:23

Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He.

Deuteronomy 32:2-4

SHIELD is a Christian support group for parent-directed, privately funded education of one's own children according to the SC Home School Law (Section 59-65-40 Home Schooling Program). The South Carolina Department of Education states that Virtual Charter Schools do not fall under the above SC Home School statues, but instead are under the direction of the public school. According to SC law, Virtual Charter Schools are not considered homeschools, but public schools at home. For this reason, SHIELD membership is not applicable for VCS families.