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 nine 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.
Our guide to your first steps
How to Homeschool High Schoolers
We're different in NC!
It is our goal to have the most informative website about homeschooling in North Carolinia.
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 9 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
Regional Tournaments & More
Spend a week in Raleigh, serving in our capital
A multi-day event occuring in Winston-Salem in late Spring 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!
Want to reach NC homeschoolers with your product or service?
The following articles from this issue are available online:
Homeschool Artists: How to Prepare an Art Portfolio
As a professor of fine art for over twenty years, I have often reflected on the most meaningful contributions of my career, asking myself, “What is the most worthwhile, and useful contribution I have given to young and hopeful art students?” Having worked with hundreds of young studen
|Socorro Hernandez-Hinek||Art, College, Practical Helps|
Surveying the Sites
We’ve been busy surveying the Internet for websites that you will enjoy. Our goal is to provide something for everyone so we’ve organized these fun, informative, and educational sites into four categories for you to explore.
|Lorie Codispoti||Helpful Websites|
How Does God Want Us to Handle Conflict?
Have you had a fight with someone you love this week? Unfortunately, most of us have. It is amazing how we can experience so much joy and so much frustration from one relationship! We can enjoy the fellowship and love and cooperation. But relationships are also difficult. We often do not agree.
|Dr. Matthew McDill||Family Life, Biblical Principles, Faith|
A Cautionary Word
I'm a homeschool mom.
This is a title I have claimed for over a decade, through two graduations and countless joys and tears—mine and my pupils'.
|Kim Hyland||Encouragement, Perspective|
Single Parent Homeschooling—Are You Crazy?
|Debbie Crawford, Joanne Giff||Encouragement, Single Parents|
Mollie Hensley Wins Writers Award Four Years in a Row
Mollie Hensley, age nine, was recently named the first place winner of the third grade entries in the 2014 UNC-TV's PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. She has won first place in her grade for the last three years and won second place during her kindergarten year.
|In the Spotlight|
Celebrating the Teachable Moments
What is your favorite thing about a to-do list? Is it the calming pursuit of listing; all the necessary tasks to be accomplished; the knowledge that you will not forget something important; or maybe the sheer symmetry of the bullet points?
|Lisa Bailey||Encouragement, Perspective|
Sustainable Homeschooling Includes Rest!
When I began homeschooling in 1985, I was naively oblivious of the time commitment I was taking on—twenty years! But I immediately discovered that being a homeschool mom tends to be a full-time career.
|Diana Waring||Encouragement, Mothers|
Thoughts from a Mom New to Homeschooling
Now that the decision to homeschool had been made, I was ready to fully embrace this new adventure. I decided I would attend the state homeschool conference. This was definitely new territory for me. My teen daughter and I went and knew absolutely nobody.
|Tracey Rutter||Encouragement, Beginner|
NC: 60,000+ Homeschools, 150,000+ Students
The NC Division of Non-Public Education released a report in August detailing the number of homeschools for the 2013-2014 school year. The numbers revealed 14% increase from the 2012-2013 school year.
Homeschoolers Provide Youth Leadership throughout North Carolina
The 4-H program in North Carolina was founded in 1909 and is still fulfilling its mission to assist youth to become competent and contributing members of society by developing essential life skills through planned, learn-by-doing experiences.
|Claudia Whitaker||In the Spotlight, Activities|
Common Core and NC Homeschoolers
What Is Common Core?
|Spencer Mason||Law & Policy|
Kevin’s Kluge—NCHE Board Retreats to Haw River
It has long been the practice of the NCHE board to have an extended time together during the summer that includes an official board meeting.
|Kevin McClain||From the President, Inside NCHE|