A Closer Look at Health and Physical Education

Spring 2020/ Interview with Deborah Liter NCHE: Deborah, you’re a pastor’s wife, a homeschooling mom to four, and you work from home. Tell us a little about yourself. I love my family. They are my favorite people! I’m a certified coach for an online health and wellness program called FASTer Way to Fat Loss. Currently I’m working toward a certification to become an integrative health practitioner. I also make small batch coconut/soy wax candles under my brand name, Nook & Sash. Once a month, I serve alongside my husband on our church worship...

Casting a Vision Using Biographies

Spring 2020/ Diane Helfrich A young man born in Ohio grew up with an enormous sense of curiosity. He became deaf at a young age, was hyperactive by today's standards, and the school kicked him out after only twelve weeks, saying he was uneducable. His mother chose to homeschool him for a time, and he received very little formal education. As a child, he turned his kitchen into a chemistry lab, experimenting, playing, and learning. He sold vegetables and newspapers to earn money, and at thirteen, he saved a three-year-old from being hit by a...

The Stepping-Stone Approach to College and Career

Spring 2020/ Keith Shearon As a community college professor, I frequently speak with students who have multiple interests, gifts, and talents. When a parent comes to me for advice about helping their student choose a single major from their many interests, I reassure the parent that their student does not have to know exactly what she wants to do before she enters college. I have come to believe that if we can help our students narrow their interests down to a few, then they probably have the focus that they need for a successful and happy...

Why NCHE Opposes HB 1047 & SB 706

May 6, 2020 The North Carolinians for Home Education Legislative Committee voted this morning to oppose NC House Bill 1047 and NC Senate Bill 706 with the short title, “Education Changes for Military-Connected Students.” While these bills were intended to benefit...

NCHE Responds to the Harvard Summit

Many of you have already read about the Harvard Summit that will discuss regulating home education. This is a disturbing development as we observe a growing agenda by some to increase government oversight of home education. I wanted to take a moment to provide a...

Record Review Meetings 2020

The North Carolina the Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) has emailed invitations to randomly selected homeschools inviting them to attend record review meetings at local libraries or community centers. Homeschools are not required by law to attend these...

NCHE White Paper: Homeschools and Public School Classes

Is dual enrollment in both homeschool and public school legal? It has become fairly common for homeschools to receive solicitations from local school districts offering classes on the Internet or in the classroom. Many school districts are stating that homeschool...

Looking Inward

Change: whether you love it or hate it, change is inevitable. Sometimes change is good! We see a radiant metamorphosis, or new growth, fruit, and reap a...

Choosing a Name for Your Homeschool

One of the first steps to take when beginning to homeschool is to choose a name.  To register your homeschool with the Department of Non-Public Education, you...

NCHE Announces Seven Scholarship Recipients

Since 1998, NCHE has awarded over $150,000 in college scholarships to over a hundred graduating homeschooled seniors. The NCHE Scholarship Program was...

Will More Parents Homeschool after Lockdown?

There is growing reason to believe that more parents will consider homeschooling after the lockdown. Here are a few indicators. A headline from a RealClear...

The Value of Simplicity

“A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life.” – Winston Churchill “Complexity is the enemy of execution.” – Ed Mylett “Life...

Bills in the NC General Assembly that Will Affect Homeschoolers

There is a bill currently being considered by committees in both the NC House of Representatives (HB 1047) and Senate (SB 706) that includes language that...

Mother’s Day Twist

Corsages at church. Dining out. Catching a movie. Most of the time-tested, age old Mother’s Day traditions are not an option this year, or are they? Here are...

Virtual Field Trips

We know that just because our usual out-of-the-house activities have been curtailed due to COVID-19, our desire (and our desire for our children) to learn and...

Activities Update

Until advised by authorities, NCHE has suspended all field trips and activities. Your health and safety is our first concern during the Corona virus crisis....