Every Journey Begins With The First Step
Welcome to Palmetto Independent Educators website! This resource is designed to support two fundamental principles - education should be both affordable and non-intrusive. The primary function of Palmetto Independent Educators (PIE) is to provide a legal means to home school your children at a minimal cost to you - the parent. Launched from these core values, the purpose of our website is two-fold. First most, this resource is here to help members of PIE to succeed in their homeschool journey. Secondly, and equally as important, our goal is to help families considering homeschooling to find the information they need to get started.
Third Option Accountability Service
Let's begin with accountability. PIE provides the security of a proper legal covering while giving parents the freedom to choose and implement an educational program that best fits their child's needs. Accountability requires the office of PIE to coordinate annually with members, as well as, each school district members reside in, and finally, South Carolina's State Department of Education. An overview of the third option laws is available in the following section.