You need to be sure that you are in compliance with the South Carolina laws. In SC, you have three options to choose from in order to be legal. HOPE operates under the third option of the SC homeschooling law.
During the 180 day school year you are expected to keep the following records:
Daily Lesson Plans or diary
Portfolio of Samples of Student's Work
Daily Attendance Record
An excellent resource for acquiring pre-made forms is DonnaYoung.org.
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