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
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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:
How to Give Yourself a Scholarship
One February morning a few years ago, I stood in my son’s bedroom looking at his Apologia biology textbook. He had been diligently working his way chapter by chapter through the book, and I was preparing to quiz him on the vocabulary and end of chapter review questions.
|Evelyn Bickley||High School, Practical Helps|
Read a Good Book to Your Children
When my children were little, we would read good books together several nights a week. We spent time with Peter and Lucy in Narnia, with Laura Ingalls on the Minnesota prairie and we even walked the battlefields of France with Sgt. Alvin York.
|J. Mark Fox||Parenting, Fathers, Faith, Family Life|
Everyone Wins When Spouses Show Mutual Love and Respect
It's never healthy for people in a relationship to compare responsibilities, but if someone feels their role in the home is minimized or taken for granted, it's easy to get caught up in this game.
|Tanya Dickens||Family Life, Marriage, Parenting|
How to Study Science as Leonardo da Vinci
What do Leonardo da Vinci, Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, Thomas Jefferson and John D. Rockefeller have in common? Not all of these individuals were professional scientists, but all of them used the same simple tool of scientific inquiry to pursue their passions: a notebook.
|Jen Greenholt||Science, Practical Helps, Methods|
Are You Considering Military Service?
Spring is the time to take action if a home-educated child is interested in a military academy nomination or a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship leading to a commission as a military officer.
|Jonathan Paul Shockey||Practical Helps, High School|
Of the Lord
“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4
“Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.” Colossians 3:21
|Jessica Thompson||Parenting, Faith|
Clearing Up Testing Misconceptions
As someone who deals daily with questions and concerns about testing homeschoolers, I have encountered a number of misconceptions and some erroneous information concerning testing of homeschoolers.
|Pat Brewer||Practical Helps, Testing|
What I Wish I’d Known—about Homeschooling
My son Michael wasn’t all that thrilled to be homeschooled the first year we started. He gave me a month and then took matters into his own hands. He said we needed to set a schedule. We were doing something different every day!
|Debra Bell||Practical Helps, Encouragement, Perspective|
Kevin’s Kluge: A Busy Season
It has been a busy season for the organization, and the busyness reinforces my belief that NCHE serves a critical need among North Carolinians.
|Kevin McClain||From the President, Inside NCHE|
Homeschool Children: A Risk to Other Children?
Three large multi-state outbreaks of measles in the US have prompted numerous articles about the need for children to be vaccinated. Many of the articles have been critical of parents who choose not to have their children immunized against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).
|Spencer Mason||Law & Policy|