Welcome to Ninja 3 Op!
We exist to give homeschooling families legal accountability in the state of South Carolina. According to the requirements of SC Law § 59-65, homeschooling parents must:
1. have earned a high school diploma (or GED) or above;
2. conduct at least 180 school days per year; and
3. teach the following required subjects: reading, writing, math, science, social studies in grades 1-6,
and, in grades 7–12, composition and literature.
South Carolina law provides three legal options for homeschooling. They are:
Option 1: Homeschooling under the homeschool statute
This option entails teaching, maintaining records, and testing under the auspices of the local public school district.
Option 2: Homeschooling under SCAIHS
This option entails homeschooling under the jurisdiction of the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools.
Option 3: Homeschooling under an accountability association
(“third option group”)
This option entails enrolling in an independent homeschool association that has at least 50 members and complying with the association's requirements. Under the third option, state law requires that the following educational records be kept for each student:
1. Plan book or other record of activities and subjects taught
(This may be daily or weekly and may be planned in advance or recorded afterward)
2. Portfolio of academic work samples
(Representative samples may include assignments, photographs, book lists, etc.)
3. Semi-annual progress report, including attendance records and individualized documentation of academic progress in each subject
(Graded report card or summary of topics studied)
For a more detailed description of each option, visit HSLDA.org.
Ninja 3 Op is a statewide third-option group offered by Ninja Homeschoolers. Ninja 3 Op is not a support group, but a legal accountability association under SC Law § 59-65-47. Our accountability coverage is available to any homeschooling family living in South Carolina.
To join the Ninja 3 Op accountability association, please fill out the form below and send it with the $10 registration fee to:
Ninja 3 Op Group
199 Riverbirch Lane
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Please make checks payable to Jennifer Ackerman.
Or you can pay with GoogleWallet.com to the email: email@example.com. You can sign up and use it for free.
Please email Ninja3OpGroup@gmail.com if you have any questions.