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
We're different in NC!
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!
Want to reach NC homeschoolers with your product or service?
|Why Is Reading So Hard?||2017 Thrive! The NCHE Homeschool Conference|
|The Gift of Multi-sensory Teaching||2017 Thrive! The NCHE Homeschool Conference|
|Teaching the Learning Disabled Child||2013 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair|
|Teaching the Learning Disabled Child||2015 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair|
|Teach the Way You Were Taught? NO!||2014 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair|
|Strategies to Teach a Struggling Reader||2015 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair|
|Seven Things about Homeschooling I Have to Keep Re-learning||2015 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair|
|Research That Will Change the Way You Teach||2013 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair|
|Multi-sensory Teaching: Not Just for the Learning Disabled||2014 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair|
|Multi-Sensory Teaching: A Game Changer!||2016 Thrive! The NCHE Homeschool Conference|
|How to Teach Your Child to Think||2013 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair|
|Help for Struggling Readers and Those Trying to Teach Them||2016 Thrive! The NCHE Homeschool Conference|
|Equipping Yourself for the Struggling Learner Journey||2014 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair|
|Does My Child Have a Learning Disability?||2014 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair|
|Do You Have a Struggling Reader?||2015 NCHE Annual Conference and Book Fair|
Kristen Eckenwiler graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida, where she earned her bachelor of science in education and her master’s degree in reading. In addition to classroom teaching and college teaching, Kristen has been teaching homeschool classes in writing and literature, tutoring struggling readers and running a summer reading camp for over a decade. Although Kristen possesses a current NC teacher license, her family has opted to have Kristen stay at home and homeschool her two sons. She has delivered workshops on a variety of topics, including struggling readers, learning disabilities and encouragement at conferences from one coast to another. Kristen stays very busy with her husband as they provide a variety of products and services through their educational business, The Struggling Reader. Kristen, an educator, speaker and a homeschool mom, brings both a wealth of knowledge and a visible passion to all of her workshops.