The Sunny Mrs. Dorsey

Fall 2018 / by Sarah Hicks When I was in sixth-grade, my science teacher was Mrs. Dorsey. She had blonde hair that looked like cotton candy and a slightly mischievous glint in her eye. Mrs. Dorsey stood on her desk and sang memorization songs about mitosis while pointing to her bare feet and repeating “my-toes-sis.” In addition to school work from our textbooks, each week we were required to turn in two current event articles from newspapers or magazines along with a few sentences about our reactions to the events. They were never...

Homeschooling In the Midst of Suffering

Fall 2018 / by Eric Pope As parents, we often want to shield our children from the painful conditions of our world. We regard ourselves as their guardians, their protectors. But unfortunately, there are times when our children inevitably witness sufferings that we have no control over—trauma, disease, terminal illness, death—things that unavoidably bring heartache and grief to our doorstep. As a homeschooling family, how do you survive? Last summer we lost one of our children—the youngest of three children—our beautiful...

He Said, She Said

Fall 2018 / by John and Amy Sloan What would happen if you asked a dad and a mom the same series of questions about their homeschooling? Would their perspectives be similar or different? My husband and I decided to take on this challenge! When did you first want to homeschool your children? John: Since I was homeschooled, I considered homeschooling from the time I began thinking about becoming a parent. In my mind, it had the inside track over other educational alternatives. Amy: I was homeschooled, and it was a great experience....

Camping field trip 2019

Family Camping Field Trip April 26-28, 2019 Join NCHE and homeschool families from across the state for our 2nd Annual...

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...

NCHE Names Matthew McDill as Executive Director

NCHE has named Matthew McDill as their executive director. McDill has served as NCHE president since May 2017. NCHE law and policy director, Spencer Mason, said the board’s move toward hiring an...

2018 Scholarship Winners

For the first time, NCHE was able to award five scholarships to high school seniors. The Academic Scholarship was awarded to Anthony Chaffey, son of Dan and Vivian Chaffey of Charlotte.  Anthony...

Record Review Meeting News

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...