Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Interscholastic Activities Opened to Homeschoolers

South Carolina joins the 25-some states which allow equal access to interscholastic activities, including sports, for homeschoolers. It's about time!

 Home School Legal Defense Association
On June 7, 2012, Governor Nikki Haley signed into law Senate Bill 149, thereby creating the Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities Act applicable to charter school students, Governor’s school students, and homeschool students.
As it relates to homeschool students, the new law permits those who have been homeschooled for a full academic year to participate in interscholastic activities at their local public school. These activities include, but are not limited to, athletics, music, speech, and other extracurricular activities. The law went into effect on the date of the governor’s approval, in time for the upcoming 2012–13 school year.

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