Author Archive: Angela Jordan Perry

UCHU-AA’s 90 day/180 day Attendance Cards are due!!! :)

Do you remember when you applied for membership with UCHU-AA and read about having to complete the 90 day/180 day attendance cards?

You don’t?

90 and 180 day attendance cards are due

Depending on WHERE you are in your homescholing year……

No worries!!!

I’ll explain…..

As a member of UCHU-AA I have in place 90 day/180 day attendance cards.

This means that once you have reached 90 days or 180 days in your schooling year you’d return to the website at:

http://www.UCHUnlimited.com >>> go to ‘Member Forms’ >>>> choose 90/180 Day attendance cards.

Or click here: UCHU-AA 90 day/180 day Attendance card  <<<click on the link

Under the Option 3 law it states:
a semiannual progress report including attendance records and individualized documentation of the student’s academic progress in each of the basic instructional areas specified in item 

While the law doesn’t specifically say ’90 day/180 day attendance card’ my efforts is to have record of when you’ve reached these AMAZING milestones of your homeschooling and then complete your required progress report. IF ever audited to honoring the 180 day attendance law I can vouch for you with your completed attendance cards. 🙂

***NOTE: If you have pulled your student out of public school mid year to then homeschool them the accumulated attendance in public school DOES GO TOWARDS your required 180 days of homeschooling. Yay!!!

Oh….something else!!!!

The law indicates ‘semi-annual’ progress report, right?

Right.

Completing them at the half-way point of your schooling year and at the end of the year is an easy practice to follow.

So…..UCHU-AA members scoot on over and complete your 90 day or 180 day attendance card.  Then go ahead and complete your progress report.

File away your progress report FOR YOUR RECORD!! 🙂

I do have a sample progress report to follow for your desired assistance. 🙂

You can find a sample to follow here:   Progress Report example 🙂

Questions? Shoot me an email, text or comment below!

(Be sure to share this with other UCHU-AA homeschooling members.)

***NOTE: NOT ALL OPTION 3 ASSOCIATIONS HAVE THE REQUIREMENT OF A 90 DAY/180 DAY ATTENDANCE CARD***

Serving You and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool co-op director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, racial injustice activist and follower of Yahweh. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC

In SC can I homeschool other people’s children?

In SC can I homeschool other people’s children is a popular question I often get.

Matter of fact just the other day I received a call from someone inquiring about this and starting a learning center of sorts for homeschoolers.

This is A VERY GOOD QUESTION!!

Let’s look at what the Option 3 law has to say about this………

View this YouTube video to get clarity on homeschooling other people’s children within the state of SC.

(Share this blog post on your social media page: with homeschooling friends, homeschooling family and homeschoolers in general!  🙂

Serving You and Yours,

Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool co-op director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, racial injustice activist and follower of Yahweh. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC

Girlfriends’ Guide to Homeschooling: Am I being punished for having a special needs homeschooler?

If you aren’t aware an additional resource that I have for the homeschooling community around the globe is a YouTube channel and FB page for Homeschooling Girlfriends.

Girlfriends’ Guide to Homeschooling!

Topics center around generic concerns, information and insights as it pertains to homeschooling in general.

Oh my dear Homeschooling Girlfriend……. we can talk on a lot of subjects that are near and dear to our hearts and still have a long list to go. Can’t we?

This week our subject takes us back to special needs homeschooling.

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No one understands more than a homeschooling Momma the challenges, hoops to jump through and the pushback one gets when homeschooling a special needs child. It can make you feel ask if ‘society’ and the systems that are in place are punishing you and your child just because they have a special needs.

Well…..let’s talk about this!

Connect with me and subscribe to my YouTube channel at Girlfriends’ Guide to Homeschooling.

Also, follow me on fb at  https://www.facebook.com/GirlfriendsGuidetoHomeschooling/

Serving You and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool co-op director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, racial injustice activist and follower of Yahweh. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

 

SC Legislation Update for Homeschool and Public school families

UCHU here are new state legislation affecting homeschool and public school.

LEGISLATION UPDATE

Last update: December 20, 2017
S 611 Summary: Homeschool Recognition Month

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE APRIL 2017 AS “HOMESCHOOL RECOGNITION MONTH” IN SOUTH CAROLINA, TO RECOGNIZE THE DILIGENT EFFORTS OF HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS AND THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF THEIR STUDENTS, AND TO EXPRESS SINCERE APPRECIATION FOR THEIR FOCUS ON THE WELL-BEING AND OVERALL ACHIEVEMENTS OF THEIR CHILDREN. Adopted April 25th.

S30 Summary: High school graduation requirements

Requires a on-half credit course of study in personal finance with an end-of-year test as a requirement for high school graduation beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.

S 31 Summary: Special education diploma
The state can award a special ed diploma instead of the certificate of attendance to handicap high school students.

S 43 Summary: High school study of U.S. Constitution
Provides that each public high school must provide instruction concerning the United States Constitution, the Federalist Papers and the Declaration of Independence to each student for at least one year.

H 3350 Summary: School attendance requirements
Increases from seventeen to eighteen the age of the child at which a parent or guardian no longer has responsibility to cause the child to attend school.

S 231 Summary: Driver’s license
Provides that, in addition to other requirements to obtain full licensure, a person at least fifteen years of age and under twenty-one years of age who has never held a form of license evidencing previous driving experience must enroll in and successfully complete a driver training course conducted by a driver training school.

S 339 Summary: SC Promise Scholarship Act
Promise Scholarship offers another state run scholarship for students in public, private, or charter school and to home school students who use Option 1 or Option 2, but NOT Option 3.

S 241 Summary: Income tax credit
Authorizes a deduction from state of South Carolina taxable Income up to two thousand dollars per child per year to a parent or legal guardian for home school-related expenditures. This deduction is limited to a total of two thousand dollars per child per year regardless of the number of taxpayers incurring home school instruction-related expenses. The deduction allowed by this subsection is fully deductible for the calendar year in which the home school term begins provided the qualifying student completes the school term for that school year.

S 462 Summary: Uniform high school diplomas
Revises the requirements for diplomas to provide “personalized pathways” to education (something most home schoolers are currently doing anyway). This bill passed and was signed by the Governor on May 19th.

H 3583 Summary: Palmetto Fellows
Allows the Palmetto Scholarship to be deferred for 2 years after high school graduation. It has passed the House and is now in the Senate, with the change from 2 years to 1 year.

H 3663 Summary: Healthy Youth Act
Called the “Healthy Youth Act” requires all health standards to be “evidence based.”

H 3934 Summary: Income tax credit
Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, a parent or legal guardian who home schools may claim a credit of up to five thousand dollars for instruction-related expenditures.

H 4032 Summary: Life scholarship eligibility criteria
Beginning with School Year 2018-2019, an entering freshman at a four-year institution to be eligible for a LIFE Scholarship must be in the top thirty percent of his high school graduating class. For home school students and students whose high school graduating class is less than fifty students, the Commission on Higher Education may define alternative criteria for students to meet the requirement of item. This would require ranking in accountability groups by eliminating the other two criteria possibilities.

Contact Us for More Information
SCHEA PO Box 2707, Irmo, SC 29063
Email: schea@schea.net
Phone: 803-772-2330

Serving you and yours,

Angela Jordan Perry

 

 

 

Adding Composition and Literature during 7th-12th grade years (**New** YouTube video release)

Each week, if not daily I receive a variety of questions from my families as I make my daily care calls.  Thus far the frequent questions has been around Literature and composition for the 7th -12th grade years.

Frequent questions I receive regarding adding literature and composition are:

*when do I add literature and composition studies?

*how many books should be read?

*what all must be taught during composition?

*must I teach composition and literature the entire year?

*what types of literature must my student read?

*how do I grade the composition?

*what exactly is English I, English II, English III, English IV?

*when can I introduce my students to English I for high school credit?

*how do I make English I – English IV honors level course?

The YouTube video below should answer most of these questions. However, I’ve answered some of these questions down below.

 

Most often English I, II, III, IV studies can start in the 7th grade. If this is the case then students will complete the normal English credit studies in the 10th grade. What do you do then?

Great question!

For your homeschool student they can be done with their studies once they enter 11th and 12th grade or you can continue on to English V or consider dual enrollment English for them with one of our location colleges/community colleges that offer a dual enrollment program.

Other options will be not to officially began English I level high school credit courses until 9th grade. Allow the 7th and 8th grade literature and composition studies to be a basic intro into high school English I.

As the students read the literature of your choosing (or theirs) grading their work may be a challenge. My suggestion would be create a rubics that the student must follow and requirements that must be met to receive a satisfactory grade or points.

As the home educator you have the freedom to choose how to grade your children’s writing and completion of literature.

English studies are one of the easiest to weight as honors.

Simply add over and above what normal studies would be for English I – IV.

Extra reading, extra writing assignments, writing workshops, writing clubs, literature clubs etc. The rigor must be over and above what your normal English and comp class will entail THEN create a syllabus that indicates the work over and above your standard for the course.

If you are a member of my association I will ask to look over your Honors syllabus to ensure they are satisfactory for college standards and are in fact ‘Honors’ work completed.

Google is a good friend! When you are looking for writing ideas, Google it.

Looking for various literature ideas for reading Google it or check the link below for the list I have on my website  https://uchunlimited.com/high-school-enlgish/

Click the above hyperlink for my suggestions!

Use Progney Press’s literature workbooks to enhance the learning and pull out the additional learning you’d like for your children to glean from the various literature books that they read. (Progney Press has literature workbooks as early as Kindergarten)

If you have more questions or have comments please share your comments.

(Be sure to share this information with a homeschooling family member, friend or neighbor. It just may be the information that they were needing to know.)

Happy reading!

Angela

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and one who is practicing Yeshua. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

Prayed for you today!

Prayed for You!!

#TheMiracleMorning has caused me slow life down and focus on what’s important. If you’ve never heard of it by Hal Alrod then look it up on YT. 😉

Anyhoo, this morning the 300+ members of my association were on my mind.

I’m thankful for You!!

Thankful that you’ve settled with UCHU-AA for this 2017-2018 homeschool year.

As I fulfill my calling to serve you it is my desire to do so well.
Prayng for youThis morning each of my families were in my prayers. 

I prayed for your success, confidence, peace of mind, that your
children with work ‘with you ‘ and not work against you.

You can do it (homeschool) and do it without failure (not reach your goals). Accomplish your homeschool goals…how about exceed them!

Bless you. I’m here for you as needed.

Practicing Yeshua,
Angela

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and one who is practicing Yeshua. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

Just how long should YOUR homeschool day be? (*New* YouTube Video Release)

Frequently I have parents ask me about their school day.

“How long should MY homeschool day be?”

“I think I’m schooling to much.”

“I school for five hours with my kindergartner.”

“My days drag on. It’s just not fun.”

Well, how long your homeschool day should last will depend on a few things.

I’ve narrowed the ‘school day time’ down to THREE considerations:

  1. Grade level of your student
  2. Academic level of your student
  3. YOU! How long can you mentally handle teaching?

Join me on this topic and share your comments down below.

Pass on your questions and let’s discuss this more.

Find this video and others on my FB page at United Christian Homeschoolers Unlimited AND

on YouTube at Angela Jordan Perry-UCHU.

 (Share this blog post on your page or with a friend. It may just be the encouragement they need for the day.)

Serving You and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and one who is practicing Yeshua. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

 

2017-2018 UCHU-AA SC Palmetto Fellows Homeschool Scholarship Recipients are……

For the past three years United Christian Homeschoolers Unlimited – Accountability Association has had the wonderful privilege of being positioned to allow homeschooling students the opportunity to qualify for Palmetto Fellows.

If you aren’t familiar with this South Carolina prestigious scholarship click HERE to learn more.

You see……

Unless the Option 3 homeschooling Accountability Association provides ranking for its students the student will ONLY qualify for the Palmetto Fellows if they have a:

*4.0 gpa or higher

*ACT score of 32 or SAT score of 1400

Homeschool Students may still qualify for Palmetto Fellows if the association provides ranking and the student is:
*ranked in the top 6% of the ranking class

*3.5 gpa or higher

*ACT score of 27 or SAT score of 1200

 

What’s the big deal regarding receiving the Palmetto Fellows?

Well,  The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship is a merit-based program established in 1988 by the General Assembly to recognize the most academically talented high school seniors and encourage these students to attend college in the State. The Palmetto Fellows scholarship Program is administered by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. Palmetto Fellows may receive up to $6,700 their freshman year and up to $7,500 for their sophomore, junior, and senior years.  

Taken from Commissioner of Higher Education Document May 2015

Two homeschool students have met the qualification to receive the Palmetto Fellows this year with EARLY entry application.

They are TWIN young ladies.

They ranked 1 and 2 in their Junior class homeschool year with UCHU-AA.

They are seniors this year for 2017-2018.

One qualified without a need for ranking.

The other qualified based on all three necessary requirements.

Help me congratulate:

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Samantha and Catherine Manke!!!

Samantha plans to major in statistics while Catherine plans to major in genetics.

Super proud to have served this family for the past four years!

Blessings in abundance Samantha and Catherine!!! Way to go Mom and Dad!!!!

As always……..

Serving You and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

 

How is a student to know his/her strengths, skills and likes?

Homeschool students come in all sorts of flavors.

Those who know clearly from birth what they’d like to do with their lives.

Those who know they want to do something specific with their lives but just aren’t clear on what it is.

Those who have no clue about nothing and are enjoying being a student, staying home and chilling. (They do eventually figure it out but maybe later on down the road)

The reality is that each of our children, as well as we as parents, are given gifts, skills strengths, talents and abilities that are entrusted to us by God-Yahweh.

Often, these treasures aren’t tapped into or thought on until they are well into their adulthood.

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Well…what if you have a way to *help* discover these beautiful seeds of blessings that the Lord has given to each of them while they are seeking direction for their future?

Here is a resource I’d like to share with the homeschooling community that may help, could provide direction or provide some consideration.

Cliff Strengths Test may be a great help for our homeschooling high school students.

This test is often given to students while in college.

But why wait……this may be key to helping our students hone in their God-given talents  and strengths sooner than later which in turn could put them on a direct course for their life.

There is a small fee to take the test if you’d care to have your student do so.

The website (link below) will direct you as needed.

Click on the link to the website >>>> Strengths Quest Test

Also…..<<clearing my throat>> I am not receiving any compensation nor kickback for sharing this test.

My college daughter who attends a private Christian college recently completed the test and it is SPOT on correct. To the ‘T.’

So I thought I’d share it this resource with YOU! 🙂

This is suggestive. I don’t promise you anything. But offer you a resource to try at your own risk. 🙂

Share results or thoughts if you choose to allow your student to take part in this Strengtsh Quest Test. 🙂 I love to hear about it!

(Share this post with a friend. They may just be *hoping and praying* for a resource for their high school student during these formative years of preparation into adulthood.)

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

Follow UCHU-AA…..or you’ll miss this announcement!

Randomly, I will find some free time…..

Where inspiration hits me just right…..

Which causes me to move towards my laptop……

To release an epic blog post…..

When this happens……

I don’t think you will want to miss it….

My strongest homeschooling advice at this very moment……

Is to go to http://www.UCHUnlimited.com…&#8230;

Click on the “FOLLOW” button…..

Follow UCHU-AA

This way you will NEVER miss…..

One of my magical or informative posts I’ll share with you and the world……

It’s free…..

My ministry of service to my fellow homeschooling community! 🙂

Ha! ‘Follow UCHU-AA’…..

You will be pleased with what you’ll read…..

From my wife-momma-farmer-entrepreneur-homeschool educator-administrative-racial unity activist-Follower of Christ brains of mines……

Just saying! 🙂

Cause’ You don’t want to miss any announcements or posts. 🙂

(Yes, be sure to share this with your homeschooling friends. They may just be looking for a homeschool director to follow with the update news on homeschooling in SC, words of encouragement, and funnies. Lots of funnies.)

Serving You and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

 

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