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.
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NCHE received the following information from the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education Director, David Mills.
It has come to my attention that the effort to make a small sampling of homeschool visits is not well understood by homeschoolers. Today, as of October 14, 2013, I do not plan to do any more after the initial five I have already contacted.
The homeschool visits are not anything new. I visited homeschools by the thousands during my first five years in the office of Non Public Education, at their homeschool, which was most likely their residence. I have been with the Non Public Education office for approximately 28 years. The initial visits were all conducted without incidence and gave homeschools good reasonable visibility. All records checked were kept confidential according to Chapter 115C-174.13. The homeschool visits were conducted according to Part 3 of Article 39 that defined homeschools and required that they operate under the qualifications of either Part 1 or 2 of Article 39. Part 3 of Article 39 was added in the 1987-1988 legislative session and waived the need for homeschools to have an annual sanitation and fire inspection. It added the requirement that the persons providing academic instruction in the homeschool have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent, also that test requirements in G.S. 115C-549 and G.S. 115C-557 shall be on an annual basis. The G.S. of 115C-549 and G.S. of 115C-557 states that each school shall make and maintain records of the results achieved by its students. For one year after the testing, all records shall be made available, subject to G.S. 115C-174.13 at the principal office of such school, at all reasonable times, for annual inspection by a duly authorized representative of the State of North Carolina.
The desire in conducting a sampling of homeschool visits, at the principal office, was to cause less inconvenience and give greater credibility to North Carolina homeschoolers. This homeschool sampling effort, in my opinion, (I am not an attorney), was more in line with what the requirements of Article 39 set forth.
I hope this helps clarify my position on what was being attempted. Non Public Education will now communicate through electronic means and conduct record review sessions. I apologize for any misconceptions given to any of the many homeschool families in North Carolina.
David Mills, Non Public Education