Founded in 1984, North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE) is a private, volunteer organization active at the state level, serving homeschoolers in North Carolina and beyond.
In order to better serve, NCHE divides the state into twelve regions. Each region has an assigned number and Regional Director.
Homeschooling is the view that education is best when teaching and learning are integrated into the relationships and activities of the family.
The oldest form of education, homeschooling was legally recognized in NC in 1988.
Article 39 of chapter 115C of the General Statutes defines a Homeschool in NC. The Division of Non-Public Instruction (DNPE) administers the NC law governing homeschooling practice.
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Recordings of conference workshops & lectures.
NCHE is proud to share in the work of vast network of passionate educators who serve as authors, speakers, and volunteers.
There are many groups of North Carolinians who are working to promote or practice home education. Find home educators like or near you.
NCHE divides the state into 12 regions. Each region has a director.
Did you benefit from homeschool? Be part of a growing group of alums.
Middle and High school sports include Boys Baseball, Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Cross Country (individual & team), Golf (individual & team), Boys & Girls Soccer, Boys & Girls Swimming (individual & team), Girls Volleyball
Statewide online quizzing for all ages
Spend a week in Raleigh, serving in our capital
A multi-day event occuring in Winston-Salem in late May featuring national and regional speakers, workshops for the curious as well as the experienced and a vendor hall of over 45,000 square feet.
Coinciding with our annual conference, NCHE hosts a graduation ceremony for NCHE members.
Our biannual Spring event in Raleigh. Meet legislators and visit state museums.
Become part of an organization devoted to serving NC homeschoolers. Help us advance our threefold purpose: PROTECT the freedom of educating at home, PROVIDE encouragement & support to families who choose home education for their children, and PROMOTE home education as an educational alternative
Help us advance NC homeschooling through our educational programs, publications, extra-curricular activities & scholarships.
Do you have a passion for home education? Find a place to employ your talents and serve with NCHE!
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In 1984, NCHE was organized by homeschool parents to support and encourage home educators and to protect the right to freely home educate in North Carolina. For 30 years, NCHE has endeavored to serve the homeschoolers in NC. Through the years, the homeschool community has grown and changed, and NCHE has developed many ways to meet the changing needs. Some of these ways no longer exist as we adjust to current technology and homeschool culture. As in 1984, NCHE continues to work to promote the excellence of home education, provide support for those who choose to do so, and protect the right to homeschool.
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Even before homeschooling was legally recognized in the state, NCHE organized a conference & book fair for home educators. This annual event has grown from a few hundred attendees to thousands. For 20 years, the NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair has taken place in May at Winston-Salem's Benton Convention Center. It is held on Memorial Day weekend, Thursday-Saturday. 2013's event was our 29th annual event, and featured over 100 workshops, 100 vendors, mentoring, a talent show, teen and alum socials.
GREENHOUSE is NCHE's flagship publication.
In 1984, NCHE starting publishing a newsletter named the Greenhouse Report to keep the NCHE membership informed and encouraged. The name was chosen to represent the type of care homeschooling parents are able to give to their children. Children are lovingly "tended" in a protected and nurturing environment until they are sufficiently mature to go out and take a place of service in the world.
GREENHOUSE continues the tradition of the Greenhouse Report. It is a quarterly magazine plus a special Graduate issue.
Recognizing that homeschoolers were barred from participating in public-school sports programs, NCHE created NCHEAC, the NCHE Athletic Commission. The NCHEAC now offers a wide variety of sports. Middle and high school sports include boys baseball, boys & girls basketball, boys & girls cross country (individual & team), golf (individual & team), boys & girls soccer, boys & girls swimming (individual & team), girls volleyball.
Since 1998, NCHE has given away thousands of dollars to homeschool seniors annually.
The NCHE website is a helpful resource for homeschoolers in NC and beyond. It gives information for homeschoolers of all stages.
NCHE also maintains a very active Facebook page with over 7000 fans.