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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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.
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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.
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The Graduation of your homeschooled son or daughter is a momentous occasion and worthy of celebration. NCHE invites you to commemorate the occasion with your family and with your community of Home-based Educators, living in North Carolina and abroad.
NCHE offers a Diploma for student who graduate in the Fall and hosts a Graduation Ceremony in conjunction with the annual NCHE Conference in May. The ceremony lasts approximately one hour. Students may invite a reasonable number of guests, to be indicated on the registration form.
The NCHE Graduation services are offered to homeschool students graduating during the current school year. Applicant families must be NCHE members at the time the student graduates.
Discounted pricing is provided for families who qualify for the NCHE Long-Standing Member Program. To qualify for this discount, the applicant’s family must meet the following requirement:
The application deadline for the Fall 2013 Diploma is November 22.
The application for the Ceremony must be submitted by March 1. Students may elect to participate in the full graduation program or individual program options.
NCHE prints a distinctive homeschool diploma enclosed in a hunter green cover. This diploma includes the student’s name, school name, and graduation date. The homeschool chief administrator will be responsible for signing the diploma to certify that the student has completed high school. Students who are participating in the NCHE graduation ceremony will be awarded the diploma by their parents. The NCHE office will mail diplomas by May 15, 2013 to students not participating in the ceremony. You will need to know your graduate’s graduation date when ordering a diploma unless your graduate is participating in the NCHE graduation ceremony.
If your senior is graduating with a 3.75 GPA or higher, you can recognize his achievement with a gold honor cord to be worn during the graduation ceremony. They will be mailed with the cap and gown.
The graduate’s attire must be the NCHE hunter green gown and cap with gold tassel (purchased in the grad package). A cap and gown from a previous NCHE graduate may NOT be used. Failure to comply with the dress code forfeits ceremony participation. With the exception of the NCHE Honor cord, graduation accessories are not allowed. Ceremony participants will receive their cap and gown and additional information by mail two to three weeks prior to the ceremony.