Wendy Graham is the Director of CHASC. She and her husband, Phillip, homeschooled their three children from birth through high school graduation. She began as Membership Director in 2003 and became the Director in 2008. Her youngest child graduated in 2017 and her first grandchild was born in February that same year, so the homeschool cycle is continuing in the family.
Wendy is supported by a wonderful board consisting of Lisa Nichols, Assistant Director, Donna Autry, Treasurer, Lisa Arnold, Webmaster, and Staci Chronister, Board Member at Large.
We are all experienced homeschool moms but not legal or educational experts. Information and guidance is provided as support but it may be wise to consult a layer or other expert for specific information about some situations or circumstances and we may advise you to do so. However, we do all we can to find answers to your questions and provide encouragement when you need it. We do recommend that members find a support group as well to enhance their homeschool journey.
CHASC provides the accountability required under the law and other services to support member families. We do not require more than is required by the law.
We Provide the Following Services:
Accountability coverage and the legal establishment of your homeschool under Section 59-65-47
Family Member Card that can be printed from Member Profile Page
Membership documentation for DMV, schools, DSS, IRS, SSA, colleges and others as requested
Membership letter when requested
A Handbook that can be read on or downloaded from the website
An Optional Member Newsletter
Optional Text Reminders and Notices
Unlimited phone and email support during regular business hours
GPA and Class ranking for degree-seeking high school students
Report Card and Transcript Templates
Access to sample forms for recordkeeping
Special Workshop Events including: How to Begin Homeschooling, Record Keeping, Homeschooling High School, and Creating Professional Transcripts (open to all homeschool families as space allows)
SCHEA Membership Discount
HSLDA Membership Discount, group number 299798
Graduation ceremony (offered to all homeschool families, there is a fee, cost is dependent on the number of participating families/students, families must register in the fall)
High School Diploma
Transcript Preparation (offered to all homeschool families, there is a fee)
Facebook Group (support and encouragement for all homeschoolers)
Yahoo Group support and encouragement for all homeschoolers, to join send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
CHASC is a co-sponsor of the Lowcountry Homeschool Convention
Policies and Expectations
Members agree to abide by S.C. state law section 59-65-47.
CHASC does not provide any curriculum or specific advice or curriculum counseling. This is outside of the scope and expertise of the board and director.
CHASC provides a newsletter group that all members are invited to join upon acceptance and rejoin each year they renew. It is solely the responsibility of each member to join the group and maintain membership. It is each member’s responsibility to report any problems with receiving emails. Email reminders and notices are currently only sent as group reminders through the newsletter group and not to individual members. At the end of each year the newsletter is purged and members must join the newsletter again once they renew.
This website offers opportunities for email notices and special groups that members can opt in and out of on their Member Profile.
Members will keep all contact and status information current by sending an email notification of any changes within 3 business days of the change. This includes but is not limited to grade level, address, phone number, and email. Members can change the information on the website under their Member Profile but this will not serve as official notification of changes.
Our membership year runs from June 1st to May 31st and in that time, members agree to complete at least 180 instructional days and file the End of Year Compliance form.
Members agree to complete the End of Year Compliance Form between May 1st and May 31st each year they are members. If for any reason, members will not be able to complete 180 instructional days by May 31st, they agree to file an Extension Form between May 1st and May 31st. Members must file the Extension form by May 31st and pay the renewal fee on or before June 30th to remain compliant if they have not completed the 180 instructional days on or before June 30th.
Members must submit the appropriate form with course titles, grades, credit, and any necessary supporting documents for all degree-seeking senior (12th grade) high school students on or before May 15th for the purpose of creating final official transcripts to be sent by CHASC to college. Parents sign all transcripts.
Members must submit the appropriate form with course titles, grades, credit, and any necessary supporting documents for all degree-seeking high school students in grades nine through twelve on or before May 31st for the purpose of calculating class rank.
CHASC will provide a Handbook that can be read online or downloaded from the website. Members are required to read this handbook and ask questions if they do not understand any points.
Members with high school students must read the material on the High School pages of the Handbook and they are encouraged to attend a high school workshop and transcript workshop.
The Department of Education has the right to audit Christian Homeschoolers’ Association of South Carolina’s records in order to verify association and member compliance; therefore we must have your completed compliance forms before we can place your family in good standing, close the current school year, or begin a new school year. This includes students who are graduating or not returning to CHASC.
Failure to comply with any requirement from South Carolina Code of Law Section 59-65-47, or CHASC policies will result in a member family’s homeschool being placed on probationary status to allow time to correct the issues. Those on probation who fail to correct the issues in the time set by CHASC in the notice of probationary status will have their membership terminated.
Members must notify CHASC by phone or email immediately if they are contacted by any official in regards to their homeschool, students, or anything that may require input from or the involvement of the association.
CHASC will fax or email copies of membership letters to a third party only upon members’ written request when all necessary information is provided. This written notice can be made by email.
Only when legally required, CHASC will make available any and all applicable and available documents.
It is within the rights of CHASC to terminate or refuse any membership at any time.
Members are solely responsible for any and all legal fees and attorney(s) should a legal issue arise. Members agree to hold CHASC harmless of any and all legal action(s) understanding that none of the information or opinions on our website, e-mails, or phone conversations should be taken as legal advice. CHASC is a third option homeschool accountability association offering its services to homeschooling families by maintaining a professional relationship with members, school districts, and the S.C. State Board of Education. Our purpose is to allow our members the least restrictive home school environment and to maintain their privacy while ensuring members’ legal compliance.