Expo Vendors 2024

 We appreciate all these vendors for participating in this year's Homeschool Expo. Check out the links below to find out more about their programs and services. 

See you at Jamil Center, 206 Jamil Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
Saturday, June 29 from 10am-4pm
Admission is FREE -- Open to the Public
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Host Organizations

Cola City Homeschoolers
An inclusive network for social and educational opportunities for homeschoolers. We strive to cultivate an atmosphere of belonging, aim to inspire positive change and build a brighter, more harmonious future for all. Check out our calendar for local events and activities.

The SC Homeschooling Connection
A free resource hub for all homeschoolers in SC (and beyond) no matter which association you choose. Promoting awareness of the achievements, philosophies and issues in homeschooling in South Carolina and beyond.

 

Akoma Cares
Provides educational resources and support for black and melanated families on their homeschool journeys in the Carolinas. Including: community, classes, enrichments activities, clubs and field trips through a hybrid learning center. Stop by the Expo Info Desk!

 

 USED BOOK Sale: Friday, June 28 & Saturday, June 29
Check out the consignments and several other individual sellers

In-Person Vendors

Be sure to stop by the vendor hall to find out more about the opportunities and resources available for homeschoolers.

Liberation is Lit
A local bookseller that aims to spark collective action for liberation and community building among readers and book lovers by promoting stories from intersectional experiences. We read stories that change our lives and instill a fire in us to want to make the world a better place.
Browse our collection of used books, new books by indie authors, and bookish merch!

Storybook Salvage
Carefully curated, gently used living books.
Lots of classics. For all ages!
Our pop-up book fairs connect readers with the best in Children’s Literature.

Make Us Visible
Activates & empowers local communities to build curriculum & advocate for the integration of Asian American contributions, experiences, and histories in K-12 classrooms. We partnered with ADMERASIA to create our first coloring book which features 24 Asian American pioneers spanning 15 states and 14 ethnicities. Get this FREE coloring book to learn about some of the amazing AAPI pioneers.

 

Able SC
offers independent living skills to individuals with disabilities at no cost. Independent living skills can be anything the individual wants to achieve as a goal (making a resume, cooking, etc). We also offer Travel training that is open to the public in order to learn how to use The COMET's bus services, or any other type of transportation resources.

At Home in The Lowcountry

is a 3rd Option Homeschool Association. We offer several unique services including: Teaching Coach program and Oak and Sparrow Learning Lab among other services.

Collegiate Academy of Carolinas
An Educational Program that offers Academic Support (Tutoring), Language Immersion (Individualized Spanish) and Educational Coaching (Homeschool Curriculum Support). Now also offering Option 3 Accountability too! Reach out for help with all your academic needs.

 

BJU Press Homeworks
BJU Press Homeschool is a publisher of K-12 textbooks and video courses for homeschool families. HomeWorks by Precept is a partner with BJU Press Homeschool because we share their core values of Biblical worldview, academic excellence, and critical thinking.

Charleston Southern University
Our vision is to be a “Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving”; the university’s mission is “Promoting Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment.”
That excellence is demonstrated throughout the curriculum.

Chuckie Cheezz Food Truck
Variety of delicious snacks available including
Hoagies and Philly Ice

 Brick Zone SC
Build, play, discover at the new location in Lexington.
Activities for all ages. Homeschool courses for Middle/High school. Session will cover a different topic using Lego ® designed lesson plan and the WeDo 2.0® software and kits.
Max Enrollment of 10 students per session.

 

Indian Waters Council
Boy Scouts of America units in the Midlands and Pee Dee Regions of South Carolina.
Scouting is where you will learn positive values, new skills and have fun with friends.
Join the Scouts!

Carolina Kids Co-op
A new approach to education. Students take rigorous academic courses outdoors in an inclusive/secular, supportive environment.
Multiple co-op locations across the Carolinas and growing!

 

Columbia International University
With over 25 undergraduate, graduate, & seminary programs available on-campus or entirely online, our students have the opportunity to learn from and be mentored by our caring, scholarly, & experienced faculty. Whether you are called to the marketplace or to full time ministry, a degree from CIU will give you the biblical foundation you need to make a difference.

Clear Vision College Counseling
Sylvia Jackman partners with students & their families to guide them through the college selection & application process.
AXS Companion is a FREE resource designed to assist students through the Common App completion process.

Empowered Homeschool Mom
Feeling Overwhelmed and Exhausted as a Homeschooling Mom?
It's time to experience the freedom & fulfullment of teaching your child without sacrificing your well-being. Podcast, community & coaching.

Celestial Stars Arts Academy
Enhancing lives thru the art of dance. Quality dance classes and performances in a family atmosphere. New day/time schedule for homeschool classes in the 24-25 school year.

 

Firefly Toys & Games
A family-friendly environment suitable for families, children, and adults to gather to play games, build friendships, and sometimes just hang out. Almost every night there is at least a gaming event or tournament happening in our gaming space. With such a variety of games and events, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

HERO is passionate about creating and sharing a rich learning environment with all home educators in the Columbia area regardless of religious preference, political affiliation, ethnic background, family structure or educational philosophy. Hero offers a diverse range of classes taught in engaging modalities that foster a love for learning. This includes STEM classes, art, music, drama, history, high school offerings, and much more.

SC Envirothon
An outdoor environmental competition for high school students to learn more about the natural environment. The spirit of competition motivates athletes, drives teamwork, and stimulates new ideas.
Find out more about starting a team!

Lexington County Public Library
Our mission is to provide access to quality resources that provide life-long literacy for the Lexington County community and beyond. Come find out more about the resources for your homeschool success!

Little Cheep's Crafts and Treats, LP 
A small, local business run mostly by Mom & her 3 Little Cheeps. We enjoy making (& eating) different treats as well as creating a variety of homemade crafts. Variety of customized items available too.

Bob Jones University
Driven by our unshakable faith in Christ and powered by experiential learning, Bob Jones University inspires and shapes students to lead lives of influence and purpose. Live for truth, seize opportunity and embrace experience.
Find your program:

College PrepXcel
Specializing in preparing the homeschooled student to stand out in the college admissions process, College PrepXcel offers a suite of college preparatory services for students in 8th - 12th grades. We're all about helping college-bound students gain a competitive edge in college prep.

Columbia Fireflies Baseball
Join the Summer Reading Program that offers a free ticket to one of the home games to students who read at least 5 books at or above their current reading level.
Win a 4-ticket Prize pack in the Expo doorprize raffle!

 

SC Discus
is South Carolina's Virtual Library.
Discus provides every South Carolinian with access to core resources, information, learning resources
and so much more!

Emeralds Party Entertainment is your one stop shop of FUN. We have the largest team of Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Caricature Artists, Airbrush Tattoos, Bubble Performers, Magicians, Workshops, and Epic Foam Parties and more in the Midlands. Entertainment for the whole Family from Birthdays, Weddings, Corp Events & Fundraisers.

Growing Home Southeast

is a state-wide family service agency, providing quality services through
Foster Care, Strengthening Family programs, in-home and community -based services
as well as transitional living apartments and services.

Family Connections of SC
Offers programs & services to ensure that parents, professionals, & caregivers have access to available resources to help their children reach their full potential.
Key areas of focus include Parent Support, Healthcare, Education, Training and Advocacy.
Serves all 46 counties in South Carolina

Homeschool Collaborators United
HCU is an inclusive, diversity seeking homeschooling Co-Op & Hybrid Academy offering a la carte classes ranging from preschool through 12th grade.

We have a high concentration on career focused & life schooling classes and believe in educating to the WHOLE child, producing well rounded children. Children that will grow up to be independent thinkers and contributing members to society.

HCU Accountability Association
An Option #3 South Carolina Homeschooling Association, keeping Homeschoolers Legal in the state of SC. We offer all the fun extra’s like a homeschooling co-op & Hybrid academy, homeschooling archery team, field trips, clubs and more!

Expedition STEAM Adventures ignites children's curiosity and creativity through hands-on science and art classes, kits, and products, offering engaging and educational experiences that make learning fun. Our programs inspire young explorers to discover the magic of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) through interactive, creative explorations.
 

Garnet Squadron
is a competitive robotics team for grades 9-12 participating in FIRST Tech Challenge and based in Columbia, SC. During the season, we build, program, and compete using a robot of our own creation in an international competition. We strive to show the world and other students the joy of STEM. It’s the hardest fun you’ll ever have.

Richland Library
is committed to giving students across Richland County and the Midlands access to resources, materials and information that will help them succeed academically and grow personally.
Come learn about multicultural and neurodiversity resources!

Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology
offers Cosmetology and Esthetics programs. Upon completion of our cosmetology or esthetics program, our students leave completely prepared to enter into the cosmetology and beauty field.

 Midlands Technical College
offers high school students a jump on a college degree or a career while meeting high school graduation requirements. Public, private, and home-school students can enroll for the program and take courses tuition-free. With DE@MTC, students can save thousands of dollars while getting up to two years of college credits.

Providence Athletic Club (“PAC”)
provides competitive high school and middle school sports opportunities for home-schooled athletes as well as students who attend charter, virtual & private schools that do not have a sports program in the Columbia, South Carolina region.

MaxLiving Columbia
The largest female owned & operated Chiropractic office in the country, specializing in advanced spinal correction, pediatric chiropractic and community outreach. MaxLiving Columbia exists to see families reach their greatest potential through lifetime chiropractic care! Restoring health through the power of chiropractic and empower you to live a healthy life, naturally.

 

Mountains to Sea Homeschool Association
M2SHA seeks to promote home education by providing information & vital resources to all area homeschoolers. We have the right to homeschool according to South Carolina law. M2SHA welcomes all families into our Association who are willing to follow our guidelines, as well as the state guidelines.

Musication Adventure
Storytelling, games, and puzzles to help foster each child’s creative gifts as they learn about sound, the instruments, and the composers and their musical stories.  Individual or group packages available.

Palmetto Homeschool Association
An Option 3 Accountability Association serving homeschoolers all over the state of South Carolina. Our mission is to provide the integrity and support you need with all the freedom you deserve. Stop by if you're getting started homeschooling or going into High School course of study!

PaperPie Learning
Home of Usborne & Kane Miller Books, Learning Wrap-ups and Smart Lab Toys. The most exciting, engaging, and educational books on the market today. High-quality, innovative, lavishly-illustrated, and best of all, we are the books kids love to read! Local rep, Julie Diehl

Summit Academy SC 
A virtual/hybrid tuition-free public charter middle school that will serve 6th and 7th grade students for the 2024-2025 school year. Academics will be taught virtually, by certified teachers, and we will meet once a month for an in-person experience. Embracing the same “Students First” culture established by our sister schools Youth Leadership Academy and Tall Pines STEM Academy.

The Revolutionary War Visitor Center
The gateway to South Carolina's Liberty Trail and the visitor center for the City of Camden and Kershaw County. We offer free educational programs from kindergarten to adults about Colonial South Carolina and The American Revolution. Homeschool Days, too!

The Christian Village Academy (TCVA)
Offers a quality Christian education infused with a rich academic curriculum to Kindergarten through 10th grade students, including homeschool students. Our vision is inspired and empowered communities of students, connected to their source to effectively impact their world.

SC Numismatics Association
Promotes learning through coin and currency collecting. History, economics and geography are best learned with tangible objects. The SCNA is dedicated to preserving the hobby through kids and learning.
Coin collecting is FUN for all ages!

Discover the perfect blend of flexibility and structure at Royal Scholars Homeschool Academy. Our innovative Hybrid School & Co-Op model empowers students to thrive academically while enjoying the benefits of personalized learning. Unlock a world of educational possibilities today!

SC Association of Independent Homeschools
The mission and ministry of SCAIHS is to provide educational counseling and encouragement to parents as they shepherd their children through their educational journeys. SCAIHS seeks to assist parents to provide the best education possible, equipping their students to serve the Lord in whatever capacity He leads.

Vision Therapy Institute
Optometric vision therapy services utilize various tools and exercises, honing the skills your vision needs to perform at its best! These vision therapy services can help children and adults make the most of their vision.
Request an appointment with our team today!

SC Department of Disabilities & Special Needs
The state agency that plans, develops, and coordinates services for South Carolinians with severe, lifelong disabilities. Serves persons with intellectual disabilities, autism, head & spinal cord injury.

Sylvan Learning Center
Provides personalized, supplemental education for students. Our Insight™ Assessment gives a detailed view of how a student is really doing academically. From there, we provide targeted instruction to help students catch up, keep up, or get ahead while building skills and confidence for long term success.

 

Tom Elmore, Author 

Local author, historian, writer, who has written five books & numerous magazine articles about South Carolina in the 19th century. He has several powerpoint presentations dealing with the history of the Midlands and the state.

The YMCA, Northwest
Homeschool Swim & Gym Program is a fantastic opportunity for children ages 5 to 15 to engage in active learning and foster their physical and social development. Registration is open to both YMCA members and non-members to participate.

VirtualSC
A free, supplemental online learning program serving South Carolina students in grades 6-8 & High School. VirtualSC's courses are asynchronous, rigorous and standards aligned. VirtualSC teachers are Highly Qualified, experienced SC certified educators.

 The Write Journey
Trains and empowers students & adults to become authentic communicators & writers who positively impact the world. Program includes developing critical thinking & reasoning skills over opinion in responses to quality literature.

 Ryeberry Curricula
A South Carolina-based company offering Classical and Biblical Greek and Latin curricula for homeschoolers. Our mission is to preserve these ancient languages through the use of modern technology.

Sacra Renovatio- Bible Repair and Rebinding
We repair and rebind well-loved Bibles with premium hand-tooled leather covers and custom end sheets. Ask us about specialty rebinds for graduation, wedding, and anniversary gifts!

Wild Vine Soaps
Handcrafted, amazing looking and smelling soaps, beard oils, shave soaps, and bath bombs.

And Used Books/Curriculum

Virtual Sponsors

Be sure to visit their website to find out more about the opportunities and resources available for homeschoolers.

The Lyceum Scholars Program offers $10,000 scholarships to Clemson University to study the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society using a great books approach. Applications for the Fall 2025 program will open in August. 2024

Hub of Curiosity is an online home where homeschoolers can unlock curiosity and nurture their passion. We believe that learning begins with interest!  If you’ve struggled to find a local, inclusive co-op, you are welcome here. See classes on Outschool

Nelson's Bright Minds Academy
Empowering Students: We support students in different learning environments, including home school, private and public school for grades 3-12. Tutoring by a highly qualified, state certified SC teacher.

 Homeschooling the Special Needs Child 
Independent consultant provides curriculum assistance
for parents of children with Special Needs.
We also do testing and assistance with implementation of accommodations.

 

MADD South Carolina
Mother's Against Drunk Driving has programs
and information for youth and parents designed to help with
good decision making around underage use of alcohol and other drugs.

Home Science Tools
You're already doing so much. Let's make science lesson prep easy! We plan the labs, gather the supplies, and provide clear instructions. All you have to do is open the box and let the hands-on learning begin.
Win a project kit as a raffle doorprize at the Expo!

 

323 Creations
offers high quality writing resources based on the interests of children or scripture.
Using a journal format, all ages can make connections through writing.
Sign up for emails and receive a FREE writing guide!

Upcountry Homeschool Association is a 3rd Option Accountability Association serving all families in South Carolina, regardless of location. With over twenty years of homeschooling experience, UHA helps families experience the freedom to educate their children as is allowed in the law, without unnecessary oversight.

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