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 twelve 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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How to Homeschool High Schoolers
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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 12 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
Statewide online quizzing for all ages
Spend a week in Raleigh, serving in our capital
A multi-day event occuring in Winston-Salem in late May 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.
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NCHE helps to facilitate the opportunity for teens of NCHE member families to participate in the Governor's and the North Carolina Senate's and House of Representatives' Page Programs by setting aside a week each year as homeschool week and providing help for those who wish to go on their own at other times.
The Governor's Page Program provides an opportunity for students (age 15-18) to find out first hand about the function/operation of state government. Various duties include, but are not limited to: delivering legislative bills, filing, answering telephones, attending press conferences and participation in a discussion with the Governor. The pages also tour a number of state government buildings each day to help further their knowledge of the roles of state government.
The North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives provides the opportunity for students to find out firsthand how laws are made by helping in an individual senator's or representative's office. These pages must be between the ages of 15 (or in the ninth grade) and 18, must be in good academic standing in their schools and sponsored by a Representative or Senator. Applications for the House Page Program are found online. Here is the link. To get an application for the Senate Page Program the student will need to contact his/her senator. Students are encouraged to contact their senator's or representative's offices after the November 2014 election to request sponsorship to serve as page for the 2015 Session which will begin in January.
All pages serve for one week and are paid. This money goes to cover the cost of room and board while serving. There are homes prepared to host the pages. They generally provide the room and breakfast and supper.
Young men are required to wear coats and ties, no jeans. Young ladies are required to wear a skirt and blouse, a dress or dress slacks and a blazer, no mini skirts.
If you are an NCHE member and are interested in your student participating in this program, contact NCHE's legislative administrator, Mari Fitz-Wynn, at LegAdmin@nche.com for information about opportunities in Raleigh to page one week for a member of the legislature or the governor. Payment for the week usually covers the cost of room and board.
For all other questions please call the office (919-790-1100)