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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Below is a list of curricula and resources available to use in your homeschool. If you are looking for curriculum for high school,go to the Curriculum page in the High School Section.
A great place to get a look at the materials is at NCHE's Annual Conference and Book Fair which is held on Memorial Day weekend.
For a more detailed and comprehensive description we refer you to the book: Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, by Cathy Duffy; Website: cathyduffyreviews.com.
Alpha Omega (traditional)
Switched on Schoolhouse (traditional)
Bob Jones University (traditional)
Sonlight – the whole package with teacher directions; a literature-based approach (versatile – can tend to Charlotte Mason method, unit studies, and is eclectic in nature)
Tapestry of Grace – history, Bible, literature, writing with detailed instructions (a classical approach through a directed unit study method)
Calvert – the whole curriculum in a box (traditional)
Konos – activity based unit studies
A+ Tutorsoft Math (computer software and online option), self-correcting, instructional
Math Mammoth – (K– 8 pre-algebra) worksheets with instruction; available as a book, download or CD; complete curriculum by grade or topical supplemental www.mammothmath.com
Math U See – (K –precalc) manipulative based, complete program, somewhat different sequence
Teaching Text Books – begins at third grade – computer instruction with worktext
Horizons – workbook based
Miquon Math – K – 3 manipulative concept driven instruction
Math Essentials www.mathessentials.net; workbooks with examples and instrctional videos on CD. A complete course, or a refresher.
Life of Fred http://www.lifeoffredmath.com/
Singapore Math http://www.singaporemath.com/ and http://www.singaporemath.com/Homeschool_s/60.htm
Learning Language Arts through Literature (Charlotte Mason approach)
Language Lessons for Little Ones, Language Lessons for the Very Young, Language Lessons for the Elementary Child, Language Lessons for the Secondary Child, Language Lessons for the High School Student (Charlotte Mason approach)
Easy Language Lessons
Easy Grammar and Easy Writing (non-graded worktexts)
First Language Lessons (classical approach, consumable worktext)
Design-A-Study, Comprehensive Comprehension, Natural Speller – multi-grade level master instruction books,
All About Learning Press – spelling and early elementary reading
Alphaphonics (simplified phonics)
Critical Thinking Press Reading Detective
Write Shop: elementary through middle school
Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)
WORLD magazine writing
Tapestry of Grace
Greenleaf Press materials (see their catalog)
Memoria Press – classical history resources, with some science http://www.memoriapress.com/
Truthquest History – (Charlotte Mason, unit study)
Apologia – elementary through high school
Rainbow Science – elementary through high school
Critical Thinking Press
Christian Kids Explore ________ (Chemisty, Biology, etc.)
TOPS Science modules
Janice Van Cleave Science for Every Kid Series
The Backyard Scientist series