The World Is Your Classroom–So Go Out and Learn!

Graduate 2019 / by Emily Parker (Class of 2014) For a homeschooler, the world is the classroom. By being taught at home, you’re being given the best kind of education—the kind that will continue for the rest of your life. You are acquiring the tools you need to think for yourself, the self-discipline you need to reach your goals, and the love for learning that will spur you to continue your education beyond graduation. These are invaluable traits that will shape your life for the better. In my own experience as a homeschool...

The College Transition for Parents

Graduate 2019 / by Evelyn Bickley My husband, the youngest of seven children, was preparing to start college in Chicago, more than 800 miles from the family home in rural Pennsylvania. His parents kindly invited me to make the cross-country car trip with them to see him get settled at his new school. As we left campus, I sat in the back seat feeling very much like the bereaved girlfriend who wouldn’t see her boyfriend for another 108 days! I slowly became aware of my future father-in-law, who while navigating unfamiliar Chicago...

Four Lessons for Graduates (and Others)

Graduate 2019 / by J. Mark Fox Truth really is stranger than fiction. Here’s the story, as it is recorded in the Bible, with some commentary along the way by yours truly. Jehoshaphat got word that three nations were joining forces to come against Jerusalem. So, he gathered the people, proclaimed a fast, and prayed, “O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” May I interrupt the story to say, this is...

Camping field trip 2019

Family Camping Field Trip April 26-28, 2019 CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING Join NCHE and homeschool families from across the...

Western NC Nature Center field trip

Monday, April 15, 2019 Asheville, NC Join NCHE and many other homeschool families on a visit to the 42 acres of the Western...