Homeschooling Encouragement

We encourage homeschoolingBecoming a part of HERALD5 will be an encouragement in your journey.

Activities for All

Something for EveryoneWe have many different activities that you and your children can be a part of. The various small groups are tailored to meet the needs of different families.



HERALD 5 was founded in 1986 as a support group for home schooling families in the St. Andrews/Irmo/Chapin area; however, residence in Lexington/Richland District 5 is not required for membership. We are a volunteer organization, comprised of members who educate, have educated, or intend to educate one or more of their children at home. We are a support group only, not an accountability association. To homeschool legally in SC, you must join an accountability association. To view accountability options available in SC, see "Where to Start" in the menu at the top.

HERALD5 Fall Meeting

Mark your calendars for August 16th at Cornerstone Church. The agenda is as follows:
  • 5:30-7:00 Registration and Vendor Hall
  • 7:00-7:30 Big Meeting
  • 7:30-8:30 Small Groups
***Virtual Charter Schools HERALD 5 is a support group for homeschoolers and not public school students, VCS families cannot be admitted to H5. Learn more about Virtual Charter Schools.