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.
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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
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.
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The following articles from this issue are available online:
You are facing extraordinary challenges, regardless of how easily your kids are learning. Parenting itself is more demanding, more fraught with difficulties, than ever before, and homeschooling adds layers of complexity, stress and labor beyond that.
My Homeschooling Deadly Ds
I don’t know about you, but I find myself beginning every school year with goals paralleling my mental image of a homeschooling Cleaver family. June wakes up cheerfully at least an hour before the rest of her family.
NCHE Athletics: Cabarrus Claims State Championship in Boys Soccer
The 2013 NCHEAC Boys Soccer State Championship was held in Winston-Salem, October 18-19 at the Sara Lee Soccer Complex. Six teams competed in the tournament and seeding of those teams was based on regular season results.
Raising Renaissance Kids
When I was growing up, many of the families I knew had pizza night and game night. Not mine. We had go out to dinner night, usually every other Friday on payday. We didn’t have any other family nights, though.
|Matt Bianco||Family Life, Practical Helps, Fathers|
Surveying the Sites
Not everyone has the time to survey the Internet to find informative, fun, and educational websites for their family to enjoy. That’s why we offer this column. By dividing it into four sections, we work towards our goal—to provide something for everyone.
|Lorie Codispoti||Helpful Websites|
How to Choose an Achievement Test
Many parents have questions about which achievement test would best fit their students. There have been several factors to take into consideration, but today, there is a new one: Do you want the test to be aligned to the Common Core?
|Debbie Thompson||Practical Helps, Testing|
NCHE Athletics: Asheville Three-Peats in Varsity Volleyball at the State Tournament
Three athletic programs—Asheville, Greensboro and North Wake—claimed a state title at 2013 NCHEAC Girls Volleyball tournaments held in Winston-Salem, October 18-19.
Experiencing a Good Marriage
There is nothing more heart wrenching than sitting across the table from a Christian couple who want a divorce. I remember meeting with a couple I knew very well and respected highly. So (to my surprise) when they started to share with me their marital problems, I was totally thrown off guard.
|Jason Jimenez||Family Life|
Homeschooling and 4-H Partnership Remains Strong
The youth education program of NC Cooperative Extension, 4-H, is based at NC State and NC A&T State Universities. In 2012 there were 237,591 young people between the ages of five and nineteen who participated statewide with the help of 20,780 adult and youth volunteers.
NCHE Athletics: Elissa Dawson Will Attend UNC on Diving Scholarship
Elisabeth Andrews Dawson (Elissa) is the daughter of Mark and Robin Dawson of Durham. Elissa has been homeschooled all her life. She is a national level diver who has been diving for eight years on club teams. Elissa received scholarship offers from UNC, Duke, Kentucky and Tennessee and signed her National Letter of Intent to dive for UNC.
Let’s Talk about Achievement Tests
Achievement testing is the educational topic most likely to incite questions and concerns among homeschoolers. Homeschool parents have questions about the nature of achievement testing and why some states require testing for homeschoolers. Many parents also become concerned that their children pass their grade at the end of the year. Given these concerns and questions, it is no wonder that some parents become quite contentious altogether about the topic!
|Marji McIlvaine, Diane Allen||Practical Helps, Testing|
NCHE Athletics: A Photo Finish!
The NCHE Athletic Commission (NCHEAC) Cross Country Championships ended with the closest race in our history in the boys division with only 0.53 seconds separating first and second place.
Law and Policy: More Homeschool Regulation Will Not Prevent Child Abuse
The success of homeschooling has been well documented, and the number of homeschools in NC continues to grow. The Erica Parsons case has brought a lot of unwarranted attention to the homeschool community.
|Spencer Mason||Law & Policy|
Kevin’s Kluge: NCHE Moving Forward: Updated Vision and Bylaws
This issue is the first issue of 2014. It's a new year, and NCHE, like so many homeschooling parents in NC, is busy. We've been busy working on the organization—how we understand our work and go about it. In December, the organization approved some significant bylaws changes.
|Kevin McClain||From the President, Inside NCHE|