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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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.
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Held every two years in Raleigh during the long sesson of the North Carolina General Assembly. NCHE arranges a special day full of activities for NC homeschoolers to meet with their legislators, attend special workshops on North Carolina's legislative, executive and judicial systems and enjoy museums. You don't have to be an NCHE member to attend this event. The workshops are lectures, and the speakers know that they will be speaking to students of all ages.
Sign in will start at 8:30 in the 1200 courtyard of the Legislative Building, 16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Enter the building from Jones Street and check with the welcome desk just inside the door to your left. There you can ask for directions to the 1200 courtyard. Due to renovation, the Legislative Building Auditorium is not avlaiable to us. Three sessions will be held in the Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church at 101 S. Wilmington Street.
The best time to meet with legislators is in the morning. Call at least a week ahead to a make an appointment with your NC representative and senator. If you don't know who your representative or senator is click here and follow the instructions.
We will have a table set up in the 1200 courtyard of the Legislative Building, and we want people to come and learn about home education. We think homemade cookies will create goodwill with our legislators and will attract people to our table.
8:30-9:30 Sign in (1200 courtyard inside the Legislative Building) Sign up for Tour #1 or #2 of the Supreme Court when you sign in.
9:30–10:10 Workshop, Lt. Governor, Dan Forest *—The NC Executive Branch (in Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church)
10:20–11:00 Workshop, The NC General Assembly (in Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church)
11:10–12:10 Greetings from our government officials (in Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church)
11:10–12:10 Tour #1, Supreme Court Justice, Paul Newby—Tour of the Supreme Court and learn about the judicial system. (The
Justice Building, 2 E Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27601)
12:10-1:10 Lunch – NC History Museum outdoor picnic area [Order a box lunch (Chick-fil-A sandwich, chips, a chocolate chip cookie and
bottled water), or bring your own.]
1:10–1:50 Tour #2, Supreme Court Justice, Paul Newby—Tour of the Supreme Court and learn about the judicial system. (The
Justice Building, 2 E Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27601)
2:00 House Session begins, The gallery is available for families to sit and listen. (Legislative Building, 3rd floor)
* Lt. Governor Forest may be out of the state on March 7. If he is not available, a substitute from his office will lead this session.
There are more details to come. If you are not already a subscriber, you may want to subscribe to the NCHE weekly homeschool news email to be sure you get Capital Fest details when they are available.
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