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.
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 9 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
Regional Tournaments & More
Spend a week in Raleigh, serving in our capital
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.
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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The NCHE annual conference is designed to serve the people of North Carolina and beyond in their journey of parent-directed home education. The event is for everyone, from new parents just exploring education alternatives to home education veterens. Homeschool veterans, whose children have all graduated, as well as homeschool alumni attend, as all are part of the wonderful diversity of the people in the home education community. Given the diversity of the community, NCHE tries its best to offer a variety of registration and pricing structures to accommodate the people we serve.
(through Feb 23)
(Feb 24 - May 18)
Full conference includes vendor hall, all conference and vendor workshops, keynotes, teen & alum activities, and talent showcase.
|Individual or Married Couple||$40||$55||$75|
|Family Pass (includes children/teens)||$65||$80||$100|
|Teen (not a family member)||$25||$25||$25|
Vendor Hall Only
The Vendor Hall package includes access to the vendor hall and vendor workshops.
|Individual or Married Couple||$15||$25||$35|
|Family Pass (includes children/teens)||$35||$45||$55|
Note: The family pass does not include the children's program. For information about the Giant Cow children's program, click here.
Special Group Offerings
Parents of Preschoolers
Individuals or married couples who have never registered for the NCHE conference and whose oldest child is under the age of 5 may qualify for NCHE's special Parents of Preschoolers offer in which the registration fee of the individual/married couple is waived. This special offer is for full conference access and is NCHE's way of serving young families.
To qualify for this free admission--An individual or married couple who has never registered for the NCHE conference and whose oldest child is under the age of 5 (cannot turn 5 before September 2017 (not born before September 1, 2012) may attend the conference for free. (If they bring their children ages 2-4 years, they will pay for a family pass of $25.)
This registration is for those who have graduated from their homeschool (and are not yet parents themselves). We love having you with us! If you volunteer to serve at the conference, you can attend for free. First, you fill out the registration form or have your parents add you to their form. You will pay $20, and if you serve at the conference (2 hours per day that you attend or 6 hours for the entire weekend), you will be reimbursed your registration fee. We really need your help. Start here to volunteer.
NCHE invites grandparents to atttend the conference for free. If you are a grandparent, and you are not also homeschooling, you can come to the conference for free. You can either fill out the registration form yourself, or have your children add you to their registration.
Single Parent Scholarships
We have a limited number of scholarships available which allow free registration to the conference for qualifying single parents. To apply for this scholarship or to donate to the Single Parent Scholarship Fund, start here. The deadline to apply is March 31.
Volunteers--Free Conference Admission (for certain number of hours served)
Volunteers get free individual/couple conference admission for volunteering 10 or more hours and family registration for volunteering 15 or more hours. Teens (over 16) attending without their family can get free admission for volunteering 5 hours. Alumni get free admission for volunteering 6 hours if they attend all three days or 2 hours per day if they attend one or two days. Start here to volunteer.