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.
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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
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!
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The following articles from this issue are available online:
We faced a new season in our homeschool this past year as we decided not to return to the co-op we had participated in for a number of years.
|Amanda Garner||Encouragement, Perspective, Community. Support|
Trusting God in the Process
I recently went to a homeschool coffee social with new and seasoned homeschool moms. It was rewarding to go as an encourager. I hadn't realized that somehow over the last fifteen years, I had gone from a novice homeschool mom to being seasoned. (Although weathered or battle-scarred might be a better description.) I am now the mom I looked at fifteen years ago and thought, "Wow, she sure has it all figured out now that she has all those years of homeschooling under her belt." If she only knew.
|Christina Parker Brown||Encouragement, Faith, Biblical Principles, Perspective|
A Beautiful Calling, but a Real Struggle—The Life of a Single Homeschool Mom
Anyone who has been called by God to homeschool will immediately understand the title of this article. Homeschooling can be romanticized in our minds.
|Debbie Crawford, Joanne Giff||Encouragement, Single Parents|
Teaching the Important Stuff
Most homeschool families desire to teach the principles of God to their children so that they grasp, and eventually own, their own faith—they get it, when it comes to following Jesus Christ.
|D. Kevin Brown||Perspective, Goals, Biblical Principles, Character|
The Redesigned SAT—Math
Last winter the College Board announced a completely redesigned SAT, creating lots of questions and anxiety about the new format. In this article, I’d like to address the changes to the math sections of the test. All of the information I am citing is available on the College Board website.
|Kathryn (Bell) Gomes||Testing, Math, Preparing for College|
Who Benefits the Most from Homeschooling?
Study after study demonstrates that statically speaking, children taught at home do better academically than children taught in classrooms.
|Steve Lambert||Encouragement, Perspective, Biblical Principles|
Marking Memorable Moments in Your Homeschool
One of the attractions of homeschooling is the opportunity to seamlessly fuse our children’s education with the rhythms of family life. One of the downsides, I learned, is children are never quite sure where they stand in terms of their educational progress.
|Debra Bell||Back to School, Family Life|
Learning to Serve
Homeschooling opens up a myriad of opportunities for service and allows the parent to display servant leadership that can then be emulated by the children. Servant leadership is the biblical leadership model that Jesus used. He did not sit to the side and give orders.
|Dara Halydier||Character, Ministry|
Never Too Old to Continue to Learn
I have always loved learning new things. While my children were still at home, I learned how to run sound (for my church), how to buy stocks (for a stock club) and Latin (just for fun). These were topics that I initially knew absolutely nothing about—I was definitely a “Greek to me” novice.
|Denise Moore||Empty Nest, Methods|
Pickin’ and Grinnin’ with Music and NC History at the Earl Scruggs Center
If you grew up watching The Beverly Hillbillies, you may remember musicians Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt. Occasionally, they sauntered through the Clampetts’ mansion door pickin’ and grinnin’. If you missed their appearances, you didn’t miss out on their music. Scruggs and Flat also performed the theme song for the show.
|Sally Matheny||NC Treasures, Field Trips|
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.
Articles of Interest
|Lorie Codispoti||Helpful Websites|
From Classroom to School Room
It's amazing how God can change your heart in ways you would never expect.
Make This Summer a Turning Point for Struggling Readers
As the summer draws in, parents around the country are carefully planning their summer strategies for encouraging learning. The strategies themselves vary hugely depending on the children, however, there is one element that is consistent across the board, and it is some form of reading.
|Elizabeth Macdonald||Struggling Learners, Reading|
Kevin’s Kluge: Behind the Scenes at the Thrive! Conference Teen Game Night
The annual conference, our thirty-first, just concluded. It was an exciting experience with wonderful opportunities, as usual. There were lots of things I did during the conference that left an impression on me.
|Kevin McClain||From the President, Conferences|