Complying with NC Homeschool Law
During the 1988 session of the North Carolina General Assembly, Article 39 of chapter 115C of the General Statutes was amended to allow home instruction, under certain conditions, as a means of complying with compulsory school attendance requirements. The following is a summary of that law.
Home school - A non-public school in which one or more children of not more than two families or households receive academic instruction from parents or legal guardians, or a member of either household.
Duly authorized representative of the state - the Director, Division of Non-Public Education or his staff.
- Notify the Department of Administration, Division of Non-Public Education of your intent to operate a school and include your school name, and name of chief administrator.
- Certify that the persons providing the academic instruction hold at least a high school diploma or its equivalent.
- Maintain attendance records on each student.
- Maintain immunization records on each student.
- Operate on a regular schedule, excluding reasonable holidays and vacations, during at least nine calendar months of the year.
- Administer a nationally standardized test, or other equivalent measurement, that measures achievement in the areas of English grammar, reading, spelling, and math, to every student each year, and maintain the results on file for one year, subject to inspection by a duly authorized representative of the State.
- Notify the Department of Administration, Division of Non-Public Education, when closing your school.
No school meeting these requirements shall be subject to any other provision of law relating to education except requirements of law respecting immunization.
- North Carolina Department of Non-Public Education (DNPE)
- North Carolina Homeschooling Law
- North Carolina Homeschooling Legal Requirements
- Frequently Asked Home School Questions
- North Carolina Home School Statistics
- DNPE Volunteers