Following are Co-Op and educational enrichment opportunities that are available in our community.

Please contact each directly for additional information or to register.

Upcountry Homeschool Association, LLC is not affiliated with any opportunity listed, this is for information purposes only.

Subject Specific Courses or Tutors

  • Artios of Greenville, Artios GREENVILLE – Artios Academies

  • Blended Learning Academy, We are a microschool that employs nature-based, holistic, self guided education. We offer full time, part time, and after school. Students (part time or full time) are either enrolled in option 3 homeschool or virtual. All students are welcome to take advantage of our after school. Our website is a work in progress but contains the most up-to-date information, Home | Blended Learning LLC (

  • Classic Productions, We are a small non-profit company that are presenters of K-8 grade curriculum-based theater for more than 35 years across the southeast. Our motto is “Read the Book. See the Play.” This past two years has been so hard as we have not been able to tour any live productions due to COVID-19 restrictions but are planning a full show season for the 2022-2023 school year. Our show titles for next year will include PETE THE CAT’S BIG HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURE; CLICK, CLACK, MOO; THE LIGHTNING THIEF; FROSTY; HARRIET TUBMAN & THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD; and JUNIE B’S ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO SCHOOL. We are very excited about this line-up and are praying that next school year will be more “normal”.

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DISCOUNT: For homeschools, we offer 1 free seat per 20 paid seats as this is about the same ratio that we provide to public/private schools.

  • English Tutor: I am tutoring secondary students in English writing, grammar and literature. For 2022-2023, the fee is $15 an hour per student in my home and $20 an hour per student in your home in Spartanburg county.

I have a BA in English and a Masters in Education. I have taught five years in public schools and homeschooled over twenty years, I would love to help your students learn and progress in English! Contact Elizabeth Bulsa at 864-884-5707.

  • Greenville Zoo, Our homeschool programs offer lively, hands-on classes that are sure to engage students as they learn. Classes often include experiments, animal encounters, and educational games. This fall home school programs will be offered both in-person with small groups in our outdoor classroom, or virtual in the comfort of your home. Which ever way you participate, your student is sure to be engaged and enriched! Register Now! Call the Education Department to register by phone at (864) 467-4850 or register online.

  • Hanna's Driving School, Ken W. Hanna, 864.621.4723, Offers a $25 discount to your students for the Teen Driver course that is required by the DMV for the students to receive their driver's license

  • Hearts of Clay Pottery Painting Studio, 660 Spartan Blvd, Ste 20, Spartanburg, SC 29301 864-576-2228 We are a paint your own pottery studio who also offers canvas painting, pottery wheel classes and clay hand building. We offer home school art classes 2 Thursdays a month at 11am for $10 per student. Fridays during the school year 11am to 2pm home school students receive 20% off a piece of pottery.

  • Lawson Academy of the Arts at Converse College,

(864) 596-9022

We offer family discounts for certain programs, like Lawson Band and Lawson String Ensembles (call to inquire)

Private music lessons, group music instruction, and dance classes. We also offer a summer program, the Fine Arts Day Camp, which provides daily instruction in art, creative writing, dance, music, and theatre.

  • Ripley’s Aquarium, Ripley’s Aquarium offers special pricing for homeschool families:

Child (3–5): $6 per person: Child (6+): $15 per person: Adults: $25 per person

You must provide either a letter of intent, attendance record, or homeschool ID card upon admission to receive this discount. This discount is only available at the ticket counter and cannot be purchased online.

  • Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Families with homeschooled children ages 2–9 can participate in hands-on learning experiences during Riverbanks’ Homeschool Monday programs throughout the school year. Animal enthusiasts, budding gardeners, and knee-high naturalists can find a variety of experiences to catch their interest. Please visit Homeschool Programs :: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden for more information or to register.

  • Sandy Smith, Math Teaching and Tutoring (pre-algebra through pre-calc). Sandy Smith 864-205-2672

If you feel inadequate as a parent to teach your child higher level math, let me ease your burden.

355 E Blackstock Rd. Spartanburg SC

We offer a free Trial Lesson: Private Lessons, Homeschool Choir, Homeschool Piano Class

Multi-Subject Co-Ops

Laura Lee, Director:

River Hills Baptist Church, 5762 Reidville Rd., Moore, SC 29369

  • Trinity Homeschool Academy

Director: Michele Shearin 803.429.7394 We have a co-op on Mondays and a resource center on Tuesday and Thursdays. We offer classes for in person and online learning. Our co-op and resource center families do field trip togethers, we have a momma beach trip once a year and a field day for our families at the end of the school year.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross offers a variety of virtual programs to help adults and children better prepare for emergencies, details about these programs are provided below. The American Red Cross team in SC has set a goal to train over 2,000 youth and adults to be better prepared for disaster by July 1st. Free virtual presentations are offered by the regional Red Cross Preparedness Team. There are two options to participate in the free disaster preparedness education, you can either join one of the community offerings scheduled monthly, or if you have a group of 10 or more we can set up a specific virtual training for your group (please email if you would like to discuss setting up a virtual presentation specific to your group). Please see below and attached for more information, if you have any questions please email


Be Red Cross Ready: Be Red Cross Ready is a national, standardized preparedness education program for adults taught by a certified presenter. The curriculum is designed to help people understand, prepare for, and respond appropriately to year-round disasters like home fires and local hazards like hurricanes. (Adults)

Prepare with Pedro: Prepare with Pedro is a 30- to 45-minute preparedness education program for grades K-2 that teaches students how to "be prepared" and "take action". (Youth Age 5-7)

The Pillowcase Project: The virtual Pillowcase Project is a free interactive preparedness program designed for children in grades 3 through 5. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards, teach safety and emotional coping skills, as well as the importance of personal preparedness. (Youth Age 8-12)

Virtual Home Made Safer Visit: The Red Cross and its partners are pleased to offer virtual education sessions on Home Fire Safety for residents of the South Carolina Region from the comfort of your home.

Request an Appointment: Red Cross Free Home Fire Safety Education (

Save a life with Hands Only CPR: All ages, It’s easy to learn. You can increase the chance of someone surviving a cardiac emergency by taking a FREE American Red Cross 30-minute class. More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital each year. Learn how to deliver lifesaving CPR care without rescue breaths and be prepared. When you immediately provide Hands-Only CPR, you can increase the chance of survival. Completing a Hands-Only CPR course does not result in CPR certification. To register for full CPR classes, please visit

Special Needs

Susan Blackwell is a consultant for families who are homeschooling children with Special Needs. A consultation typically lasts between 1-2 hours and includes reviewing documents such as psychological evaluations, IEP’s, and any other type of tests that have been done previously. Many times we just discuss the upcoming school year, and curricular suggestions are given as well as how to implement accommodations into your school agenda.

Susan can also give testing (if requested) to see what the student has mastered and what areas they may need to review, or change the methods/accommodations, or curriculum.

Susan has an Education degree and was the Director of Special Needs for the 2nd option for many years before changing to an independent ministry to the 3rd option groups.

You can get more information on the website: