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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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.
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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Now that you intend to homeschool, you should make an effort to associate with other home educators. Associations are crucial to a healthy society. In contrast to state-controlled or private institutional schools, homeschool associations are primarily volunteeristic*; they are comprised of like-minded people who mutually choose to take part in the planning and executing of goals.
No two homeschools are alike; different people choose to homeschool for different reasons and practice homeschooling differently. Similarly, homeschool associations express a wide range of organization, attitude and practice. There are many and diverse groups devoted to assisting home educators. Groups typically have multiple aspects. Groups give different weight to each of these aspects in the formation of their identity.
Many groups are oriented toward directly serving homeschoolers of a particular area. That area might be defined as a town or region. For example, Home Instructors Need Team Support (HINTS) "serves the geographical area of south Charlotte" while Forsyth Home Educators (FHE) serves the homeschooling families of Forsyth county in the Piedmont Triad area. Many geographic localities have multiple associations, while some geographic localities do not have any.
These groups typically have their own stated purpose, calendar of activities, resources (such as libraries) and membership requirements.
Others associations are more curricular-oriented, and are devoted to supporting particular educational practices. Some examples would be co-ops focused on classical education and associations of those who follow the Charlotte Mason educational philosophy. Most of these groups are locally-based. To find these groups near you, contact your NCHE regional director (RD) or browse NCHE's list of regional groups.
North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE) is a private, volunteer organization active at the state level, serving North Carolina homeschoolers.
NCHE's threefold purpose is:
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed. HSLDA advocates on the legal front by fully representing member families at every stage of proceedings.
HSLDA advocates on Capitol Hill by tracking federal legislation that affects homeschooling and parental rights. HSLDA works to defeat or amend harmful bills, but also works proactively, introducing legislation to protect and preserve family freedoms.
HSLDA has a wonderful website full of many helps for homeschooling families.
NCHE members receive a discount on their HSLDA membership. Contact the NCHE office to get your group discount information.
Homeschool Legal Advantage (HLA)--an organizations focused on legal issues surrounding the pratice of homeschooling.
National Home Education Network (NHEN) is a volunteer organization. All of the projects center around three specific objectives:
In keeping with our mission statement, NHEN espouses no one particular political agenda or homeschooling philosophy. Instead, we know that homeschooling parents can read all of the material and determine for themselves what is best for their family.
* NOTE: The voluntary nature of free associations does not negate the pratice of these associations to monetarily compensate members for their time.