• In Lexington County School District One, we respect our parents’ right to teach their students at home to serve their child’s individual needs. The Board of Trustees approves home school applications which meet the following standards:

    • Parents must hold a high school diploma, the equivalent general education development (GED) certificate, or a higher degree.
    • The instructional day must be at least four and one-half hours, and the instruction year is at least one hundred eighty days.
    • The curriculum includes reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies for all grades. In grades seven through twelve, composition and literature is required.
    • A semiannual progress report including attendance records must be submitted to the school district.
    • Students must have access to library facilities.
    • Parents must maintain a portfolio of samples of the student’s academic work.


    Students must participate in the annual statewide testing program:

    • KRA - Grade 5K
    • SCPASS – Grades 4 and 6, Science
    • SC Ready - Grade 3-8, ELA, Math
    • End of Course Examination Program (EOCEP) - Algebra 1, English 2, US History, and Biology
    • The ACT or SAT – Third year of high school
    • Ready to Work – Third year of high school


    You may access homeschool applications online. Applications are also available at the homeschool office located in Lexington School District One, Building 2. The address is 105 Tarrar Springs Road.

    For parents considering homeschooling their student(s) the following is acceptable evidence of documentation of home school participation:

    A) Copy of the of letter to parents approving the establishment of the home school (option 1), 
    B) Membership documentation from the South Carolina Association of Home Schools (option 2), or 
    C) membership documentation from an Home School association for home schools, which has no fewer than fifty members (option 3). 
    Other documentation will not be accepted as evidence of a “transfer” and removal from the membership for the school and district. 
    If the student has an Individualized Education Program, the special education director must be made aware, and documentation must be submitted. 
    More information is available on the South Carolina Department of Education website at https://ed.sc.gov/districts-schools/state-accountability/home-schooling/.

    Please contact Wanda Smith at 803-821-1074 to schedule an appointment once the application is completed.

    All homeschool parents wishing to enroll their children in the Lexington One Schools need to schedule an appointment with Wanda Smith before enrolling their children.

    Erica Bissell
    Director of Teaching and Learning