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:
Go Fish! is a children’s card game I played a couple times in my youth, around sixty years ago. For my father, Go Fish was not a card game, it was an adventure. He loved to fish. When I was a boy, he went fishing whenever he could.
|Herb McClintick||Activities, Family Life, Practical Helps|
Trophy Wives and Trophy Children
We’re all familiar with the term trophy wife. This term usually involves the rich, worldly man who chooses to marry not for love, but rather to show off a suitable trophy among his friends and business partners.
|Steve Lambert||Encouragement, Perspective, Fathers, Parenting|
Experience History in North Carolina!
Smoke drifts from a campfire, mingling with the smells emanating from a black kettle suspended above it. A group of children of diverse ages draws near to what appears to be a vision from the past—someone dressed as a Civil War soldier or maybe an eighteenth century longhunter. "Are you going to eat that?" one young scholar inquires. "Did you really sleep out here last night?" "Is that gun real?" The questions often come as quickly as they can be answered, and one answer can generate another host of questions.
|Michael Hardy||History, Field Trips, NC Treasures|
Eight Reasons Kids Learn Best at Home
After I finished homeschooling our kids, I headed back to school myself to complete a Ph.D. in educational psychology. I wanted to know how kids learn best. Wouldn’t that be helpful information for homeschooling moms and dads?
|Debra Bell||Reasons to Homeschool|
How to Increase Productivity and Reduce Stress
Have you ever been doing laundry and thought, “I really should be doing school with the kids right now?” Have you ever been talking with your children and realized that you were not really listening?
|Dr. Matthew McDill||Encouragement, Goals, Family Life|
The Strange Case of the Curious Child
When my children were little, I remember watching my wife sitting with one of them in her lap and flipping through the pages of a book. My child would point to a picture in the book and ask, “What’s that?” My wife would reply, “A cow,” then turn the page.
|Matt Bianco||Reasons to Homeschool|
Community Service: Get Involved (and Keep Records!)
I recently wrote a post to the NCHE Facebook page on community service, and it sparked such an interest that I decided to expound a bit more in this article for GREENHOUSE. Community service is an important part of living.
|Diane Helfrich||High School, Activities, Preparing for College, Character|
One Way to Remember How Blessed You Are
Cindy and I shared some ideas about building a strong marriage with younger couples in the church recently, and I told this story from Greg Smalley:
|J. Mark Fox||Marriage, Biblical Principles, Family Life|
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|
My husband is the full-time pastor at our church where we have been serving for nine years. When the Lord first called us to this sweet congregation, we had only three young children (four, five and seven).
|Amanda Garner||Encouragement, Family Life, Empty Nest|
Homeschooling for Life
“This feels just like what I’ve done all my life!” wailed my eighteen-year-old son. He was working on an assignment for an online college history course that he was taking the fall after high school graduation.
|Katherine Barnett||Encouragement, Biblical Principles, Faith|
The Value of Homeschool Community
The only thing better than the family you're born in is the family you choose. Born an only child, I learned to be content entertaining myself. Not one to surround myself with an entourage of friends, I'm completely comfortable shopping, dining and traveling alone.
|Tanya Dickens||Socialization, Community. Support|
Kevin’s Kluge: Thoughts on the History of Education, Technology and Socialization
This article is late to the editor and somewhat cobbled together (therefore, truly a kluge). Originally I was just going to write about the history of schooling, how changes in technology helped place new emphasis on socialization as a responsibility of schools.
|Kevin McClain||From the President, Editorial, History, Parenting|