Six Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Homeschooling

Looking back twelve years to the beginning of our homeschooling journey, I remember well the questions swirling around in my mind. How will we do this? What’s the best way to teach this? Am I doing this right? Did I make a mistake in this or that? Truthfully, we all begin homeschooling with some preconceived ideas about how education is supposed to happen, usually gleaned from our own school experiences. As with many other areas of life, homeschooling’s best practices are often learned on-the-job through trial and error. Having...

Dear Younger Me

As I stand on the verge of another school year, I can’t help but reflect on the incredible journey I’ve taken down this path called homeschooling. After a decade and a half, I’m amazed at how far I’ve come and how much I’ve grown. It hasn’t been easy, but the things that truly matter seldom are. If I could reach back in time and send a letter to my younger self, the one standing uncertain, peering down this unknown path called homeschooling, this is what I would say: Dear Younger Me, Hey, you! You, standing there with your brood...

What to Teach When

How does a homeschool parent know what to teach and when to teach it? What do children need to learn to prepare them for their future? What resources are available to make sure your homeschool is on track as your children progress through middle and high school? A parent can feel clueless as their children advance in their school years. They may worry about whether they should cover a certain topic to prepare the child for what lies ahead. For example, should your homeschool do only the basics: reading, writing, and arithmetic? Is...

Charlotte Hornets Homeschool Night

NCHE Homeschool Night at the Hornets Friday, December 28, 7 p.m. tip off Spectrum Center, 333 East Trade...

Old Salem/Candle Tea field trip

Old Salem/Candle Tea Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10 a.m. until you are done Join NCHE for a beautiful...

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...

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...