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.
Our guide to your first steps
How to Homeschool High Schoolers
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It is our goal to have the most informative website about homeschooling in North Carolinia.
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.
Did you benefit from homeschool? Be part of a growing group of alums.
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.
Do you have a passion for home education? Find a place to employ your talents and serve with NCHE!
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Download the schedule: 2014 Conference Workshop Schedule.pdf
Interest Codes for Talks
G General interest to all parents T Teens and alums
B Beginners and inquirers L Parents of struggling learners
Y Parents of young children preschool to early elementary D Dads
O Parents of older elementary age (may include middle school) M Mom
P Parents of teens (and possibly teens)
(Conference workshop descriptions and speaker bios are on other pages.)
12:00-1:00 p.m. Leaders’ luncheon (Pavilion)
1:15-2:15 p.m. Leaders’ session—Todd Wilson, They Look to You (Gaines Ballroom)
Session 1 Thursday 2:30-3:30 p.m.
G, T Dr. Bradley, Racial Solidarity: Race Relations in the Kingdom of God (Room A)
T, G Sean McDowell, Atheist Encounter (Pavilion)
G Diana Waring, Actively Engage Learning and Actually Enjoy Learning (South Main 1)
M, T Rachael Carman, Attention, Obsessive-Compulsive Perfectionist Control Freaks: C.H.I.L.L. O.U.T.! (South Main 2)
B Davis Carman, Give Me One Good Reason to Homeschool (South Main 3)
L Kristen Eckenwiler, Does My Child Have a Learning Disability? (Room B-D)
O, P Erik and Rachel Hemingway, Homeschooling "Outside of the Box" (Room E-G)
G John Notgrass, Preserving the Harvest (Gaines Ballroom)
Session 2 Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m.
G Todd Wilson, An Unbeatable Team (Room A)
T, G Sean McDowell, Truth or Tragedy (Pavilion)
G Diana Waring, Exposing the Wizard of Oz—A Christian's Guide to Teaching History (South Main 1)
G Kevin McClain, Three Homeschool Movement Founders and Their Legacies (South Main 2)
B Charles Nettles, Getting Started and the Homeschool Law (South Main 3)
G Debbie Mason, Top Ten Passions from a Homeschool Veteran (Room B-D)
O, P, T Ken Auer, Equipping Your Budding Technology Entrepreneur (Room E-G)
G Tom Clark, Homeschooling Math without a Plan? You’ve Got to Be Kidding! (Gaines Ballroom)
Session 3 Thursday, 5:20-6:20 p.m.
G, T Dr. Bradley, Does Society Belong to the Government or God? (Room A)
G Andrew Pudewa, The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing (South Main 1)
G Rachael Carman, Teaching Your Kids to B.L.E.S.S. (South Main 2)
T, P Heather Mills, SAT and ACT for Homeschoolers (South Main 3)
G Angela Highsmith Armstrong, Starting Over Again (Room B-D)
P, T Ernie Hodges, Homeschool Sports, Are They for You? (Room E-G)
B Amelia Harper, Exploring Your Homeschool Options (Gaines Ballroom)
Thursday Keynote 7:30-9:00 p.m.
G Dr. Bradley, Teaching Children to Live as the Image of God Rather than Society's Definition of Success (Room A)
Friday Keynote 9:00-10:30 a.m.
G Dr. Jeff Myers, Cultivating Kids, Raising Children to Live Fruitful Lives (Room A)
Session 4 Friday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
G Todd Wilson, It’s Way More than Math Facts (Room A)
T, G Sean McDowell, Understanding Intelligent Design (Pavilion)
G Diana Waring, Not Just Your Average Genius (South Main 1)
G Rachael Carman, How to Have a H.E.A.R.T. for Your Kids (South Main 2)
B,Y,O Joann Nabb, Learning All the Time: Make Learning a Lifestyle during Childhood (South Main 3)
O,P,L Matthew McDill, How to Help Your Children Become Self-Motivated (Room B-D)
G James and Tanya Dickens, Benefits of Homeschooling Adopted Children (Room E-G)
L Beth Ellen Nash, Dyslexia Remediation Options (Gaines Ballroom)
Session 5 Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
G Dr. Jeff Myers, The Three Hungers (Room A)
Y, O Andrew Pudewa, Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day (Pavilion)
G Kristen Eckenwiler, Multi-sensory Teaching: Not Just for the Learning Disabled (South Main 1)
G D. Kevin Brown, Homeschooling Is Not Foolproof (South Main 2)
G Joann Nabb, Teaching Foreign Language (South Main 3)
G Diane Allen, How to Succeed in Co-ops and Classes without Really Trying (Room B-D)
T,P,O Joshua Rexford, Stories through Stage and Screen (Room E-G)
B Janice Campbell, Why Homeschool? Gentle Answers for Tough Questions (Gaines Ballroom)
Session 6 Friday 2:00-3:00 p.m.
G Todd Wilson, What to Do when Your Plan Doesn’t Go According to Plan (Room A)
T, G Sean McDowell, Why the New Testament Can Be Trusted (Pavilion)
G Diana Waring, The Key to Education Is Relationship (South Main 1)
G Rachael Carman, Living Life outside the Normal Box (South Main 2)
B Marji McIlvaine, So Much Curricula, So Little Time (South Main 3)
P Debbie Mason, Homeschooling High School (Room B-D)
L James and Tanya Dickens, No Quitting Allowed (Room E-G)
G Andrew Kern, Teaching from a State of Rest (Gaines Ballroom)
Session 7 Friday 3:30-4:30 p.m.
G Dr. Jeff Myers, Rescuing Your Children from the Culture of Irresponsibility (Room A)
G Andrew Pudewa, Freedomship Education: Rebuilding Your Education Paradigm (Pavilion)
M, B Amanda Wares, What to Do when Dad Isn’t on Board (South Main 1)
G, T Don Brown, Fiction as a Weapon in the Culture Wars (South Main 2)
Y, B Davis Carman, The First Five Years of Homeschooling (I Mean Parenting) (South Main 3)
P Debbie Mason Preparing for College (Room B-D)
G J. Mark Fox, The Hidden Struggles of Homeschoolers (Room E-G)
L Beth Ellen Nash, I Just Forgot! Attention, Memory, and Processing Speed (Gaines Ballroom)
Session 8 Friday 4:50-5:50 p.m.
G Todd Wilson, Answers for the Homeschool Critics in Your Life--Even When It’s You (Room A)
T, G Sean McDowell, If God Why Evil? (Pavilion)
G Diana Waring, Box Free Living (South Main 1)
G, T Rachael Carman, Celebrating the Journey: Loving, Learning and Laughing (South Main 2)
G Diane Allen and Marji McIlvaine, Taking the Mystery Out of Achievement Testing (South Main 3)
L Kristen Eckenwiler, Equipping Yourself for the Struggling Learner Journey (Room B-D)
G J. Mark Fox, Marriages that Thrive in Troubled Times (Room E-G)
G Janice Campbell, Model-Based Writing Lessons from Charlotte and Ben (Gaines Ballroom)
Saturday Keynote 9:00-10:30 a.m.
G Todd Wilson, This, We Believe (Room A)
Session 9 Saturday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
G Dr. Jeff Myers, Why Kids Walk Away from Their Faith (and What to Do about It) (Room A)
T, G Sean McDowell What’s the Big Deal about Pornography? (Pavilion)
G Dee Black, Common Core State Standards and Homeschoolers (South Main 1)
M Rachael Carman, Stand by Your Man (South Main 2)
B, Y Amanda Wares, Homeschooling for Preschool? (South Main 3)
P Robert M. Nelson, Career and College Promise (CCP)—College Opportunities for Homeschoolers (Room B-D)
G Kevin McClain, Classifying Homeschoolers (Room E-G)
G Lindsey Narmour, Charlotte Mason: Her Life and Methods (Gaines Ballroom)
Session 10 Saturday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
G Kristen Eckenwiler, Teach the Way You Were Taught? NO! (Room A)
G Andrew Pudewa, Nature Deficit Disorder: Causes, Consequences and Cures (Pavilion)
G Jason Jimenez, Living Your Faith at Home (South Main 1)
D J. Mark Fox, How to Be a Faithful Man (South Main 2)
G Steve Noble, The Ugly Side of Homeschooling (South Main 3)
P, T Dr. Steve Condon, Finding the Right College Fit and the Most College Resources; a Homeschool Guide for Parents and Students (Room B-D)
G, T Bob Menges, The Biblical Worldview of Government (Room E-G)
Y, O Amelia Harper, Teaching Your Child to Love Reading (Gaines Ballroom)
Session 11 Saturday 1:50-2:50 p.m.
G Dr. Jeff Myers, Breakthrough Leadership—Four Steps to Cultivating Your Child’s Leadership Ability (Pavilion)
M Diana Waring, Things I Wish I'd Known (South Main 1)
G Todd Wilson, Taming the Techno-Beast, Parenting in the Internet Age (South Main 2)
D, T D. Kevin Brown, Dads-Developing a Spiritual Vision for Your Family (South Main 3)
G Matthew McDill, How to Stop the Fighting in Your Home (Room B-D)
G, T Bob Menges, Article V and the Convention of States (COS) Project (Room E-G)
G Katherine Barnett, Homeschooling from the Homefront (Gaines Ballroom)