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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

The Information You Need

Five Rose Lane is an educational resource designed to support families who are seeking an alternative to traditional school environments. We provide a drop-off co-op program that fosters curiosity, a love for learning, and academic growth in our students.


Parents must meet the state-mandated requirements for providing educational opportunities to their children, which will be covered in detail at our orientation and Family Education Nights. We require students ages 5 & up to provide proof of enrollment in an Option 3 Homeschool Accountability Association, in accordance with South Carolina's educational codes.


Attendance at Five Rose Lane counts towards your child's 180 days of school as required by the State of South Carolina. Our teachers will provide records and documentation of your child's attendance and work examples on a semi-annual basis. South Carolina is an "all learning counts" state and there are no limits on outsourcing a child's education under Option 3 homeschooling laws. 

Scroll down to learn more about the academic requirements for ages 5 and up. 

 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR AGES 5+

WHAT IS A LEARNING COLLECTIVE?

Our drop-off co-op seeks to provide a micro-school environment for families who are invested in offering high-quality education to their children. Our program relies on active collaboration between students, their caregivers, teachers, and the community to meet the unique needs of each child. We provide a curriculum, school records-keeping, learning materials, and space for your child to grow holistically without the rigidity of traditional school schedules.
Five Rose Lane is designed to meet the needs of families who are dedicated to expanding their child's knowledge at home. Our students, ages 5 and up, must be members of a Homeschool Accountability Association under Option 3 in order to meet state-mandated requirements regarding schooling. Attendance at our learning collective counts towards the "180 days of learning" requirement in the State of South Carolina, which is an "all learning counts" state.

WHAT IS WALDORF?

"Waldorf education offers a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically-rigorous approach to learning. It integrates the arts in all academic disciplines for children from PreK through 12th Grade to enhance and enrich education. Waldorf education aims to inspire life-long learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities. The principles of Waldorf education evolve from an understanding of human development that addresses the needs of the growing child. 
Through the experiences of art and academics, Waldorf students cultivate their intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual capacities to be individuals certain of their paths and to be of service to the world."

Waldorf education is a complete curriculum but also lends itself to work in harmony with other pedagogies.

WHAT IS MONTESSORI?

"Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play. In the classroom, children make creative choices in their learning, while the teacher offers age-appropriate activities to guide the process. Children work in groups and individually to discover and explore the knowledge of the world and to develop their maximum potential. 

Every material in a Montessori classroom supports an aspect of child development, creating a match between the child’s natural interests and the available activities. Children can learn through their own experience and at their own pace. They can respond at any moment to the natural curiosities that exist in all humans and build a solid foundation for life-long learning."

Montessori materials support the learning of language arts, mathematics, scientific study, geography, social awareness, music, and more. It is a complete curriculum but also lends itself to work in harmony with other pedagogies. 

WHAT IS A HOMESCHOOL ASSOCIATION?

In the State of South Carolina, students ages 5 and up are required to be enrolled in a learning program- either at home, in a private school, or a public school. If the child attends a traditional school, the administrative staff takes care of maintaining records and reporting attendance / academic progress to the State Board of Education. When a child attends a micro-school, such as Five Rose Lane, records reporting must be carried out by a parent. Homeschool Accountability Associations are in place to provide legal support, appropriate documentation, and records-reporting for families who choose alternative routes in education. There is a nominal annual fee to join an association and minimal effort required on the parent's part to keep their child legal under the rules of Option 3 Homeschooling.
Our teachers at Five Rose Lane will maintain attendance records, a portfolio of student work, and conduct semi-annual progress reports that will be sufficient for your involvement in a homeschool association. We simply ask that you track educational hours and experiences outside of our classroom for the maximum benefit of your membership in an association. Extracurricular activities, service-learning opportunities, and family field trips are all valid educational experiences under Option 3 Homeschooling.

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA?

Enrollment in a 5K learning program is mandatory and compulsory in the State of South Carolina. Five Rose Lane can help your family meet these requirements for your five-year-old. 

Students in 1st grade and beyond must be taught the following subjects: reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Our curriculum expands on these required core subjects as well as several others in order to develop a well-rounded student. 

Your child is required to have at least 180 learning days. A "learning day" consists of four hours of instructional time. Your child's attendance at Five Rose Lane may count towards this state-mandated attendance requirement. 

Check out the link below to see the specific laws regarding Homeschool Option 3 in the State of South Carolina:

https://hslda.org/post/how-to-comply-with-south-carolinas-homeschool-law

WHAT OTHER SUPPORT CAN I EXPECT FROM FIVE ROSE LANE?

Prior to the start of the school year, our teachers will host an orientation for the caregivers of our students. During this time, we will cover all of the expectations, responsibilities, and requirements of participation in our program in full detail. 
We will also host a Family Night each semester to address any concerns or questions you may have about your child's academic progress. This time together will also allow us to bring up special topics in education, plan for school festivals, and talk about upcoming projects for our program. 
The main goal of Five Rose Lane is to provide a close-knit community for families who are seeking a healthy, holistic school experience for their children. We are ready to work in collaboration with our students, their families, and our community at large to achieve this aim!