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SHIELD is a support group in which you can choose to participate as much or as little as you desire. We offer opportunities for both parents and students to be involved in activities that will support your academic, spiritual, and social lives. We hope you are able to take advantage of many of these opportunities this year!
If you are new to homeschooling, check out the additional information provided in the Homeschooling section on the Resources page.
If you have questions about your current SHIELD Membership, please contact Jesseca Bennett at SHIELDOnlineMembership@gmail.com.
SHIELD is not a third option accountability group. We want to be clear on this - membership in SHIELD does not fulfill the third option requirements for legally home schooling in the state of South Carolina. Please read the Educate Legally page on the SCHEA site so that you are aware of your options.
When you are ready to join, please use the Online Membership Application at the link above to complete and submit your application online.
If you are unable to complete the online application, please e-mail Jesseca Bennett at SHIELDOnlineMembership@gmail.com to request a PDF version of the application.
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.