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8/2/2006 2:38:20 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
South Carolina--LIFE Scholarship Problem Solved

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August 2, 2006

South Carolina--LIFE Scholarship Problem Solved

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

I am pleased to report to you that the South Carolina Commission on
Higher Education has reversed its position on accepting
parent-generated transcripts for homeschool students applying for LIFE
Scholarships. Contrary to the announcement by the Commission on June
6, these transcripts will now be accepted.

In a memo dated August 1 and sent to South Carolina colleges, the
Commission set forth its most recent policy that parents or legal
guardians may approve a homeschool student's transcript and convert
grades to the Uniform Grading Scale (UGS) to meet the grade point
average (GPA) requirement for the scholarship. The homeschool
transcript must include a statement that the GPA on the transcript is
based on the UGS. Additionally, the transcript must be type-written.

Many thanks to all of you who contacted state officials about the
unnecessary and burdensome policy announced by the Commission on June
6. Special thanks go to the South Carolina Home Educator's Association
for its lobbying work with the Commission and input regarding the
language of the current policy. Without this effort by the
homeschoolers of South Carolina, parent-generated transcripts would no
longer be accepted for LIFE Scholarships

If you have any questions about this revised policy, please do not
hesitate to contact us for additional information. You may review the
text of the current policy at www.schomeeducatorsassociation.org .

Sincerely,

Dewitt T. Black, III
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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