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.
Do you have a passion for home education? Find a place to employ your talents and serve with NCHE!
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First step is to decide if home education is the right choice for you and your family. If you haven't already, visit the Explore section to discover the many reasons to homeschool, including the benefits. There you will also find the latest research and statistics about homeschooling in NC.
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There are multiple ways to find and converse with experienced homeschoolers. NCHE has a very active Facebook page where you can ask questions and discuss topics, or you can contact an NCHE regional director, who is a NCHE board member committed to a certain geographical area of the state.
NCHE's Annual Conference and Book Fair is a must for those wanting to learn more about homeschooling. If you cannot wait until the next conference, ask the NCHE office about ordering recordings of the sessions from past conferences. Also, many regional groups regularly host educational events.
Reading is always a good way to learn about homeschooling. You need to invest some time in reading good books and articles on the subject. We offer some book suggestions below, and our GREENHOUSE magazine is a continuous source of articles to educate and encourage homeschooling families. Check out the archives of past articles. There are also many websites and blogs devoted to encouraging and educating homeschoolers.
As you converse, listen to talks, and read your understanding of homeschooling and what it involves will grow. Your philosophy of education will develop. Whether you realize it or not, every person has a philosophy of education which guides and colors their thinking and their actions. Learning about different philosophies will help you become conscious of your own and hone it. The more you understand about your philosophy, the more consistent and content you will be in your educational choices. There are many different ways of thinking about education. Broadly, homeschooling is the view that education is best characterized as a healthy human development guided by a parent-educator.
Also, learning about homeschooling will help you identify key concepts and start properly using the terminology of home educators. Knowledge of these concepts will help you as you select curricular resources and determine how your homeschool will operate.