Rearing Innovators

Spring 2019 / by Sarah Hicks As a boy, Orville Wright was expelled from elementary school for mischievous behavior. Nevertheless, he and his older brother, Wilbur, were successful entrepreneurs with their own printing press by ages fifteen and seventeen. Both favored working with their hands over formal education.  Obsessed with the prospect of flight, the middle sons of Milton and Susan Wright opened a bike shop and began tinkering with bicycles and small engines. The Wright brothers were determined to achieve flight but...

Homeschool Ninja Warriors

Spring 2019 / by Ken Auer Many children have fantasized about getting up the warped wall as the crowd chants, “Beat that Wall!” on the American Ninja Warrior (ANW) television show. But that’s only a dream—or is it? In 2018, NBC’s Universal Kids chose 192 children, ages nine to fourteen, to compete in season one of American Ninja Warrior Junior. Two NC homeschoolers were among them: Joshua Auer, aka “The Bathrobe Ninja,” and Sammy Bainbridge, aka “The Ninja Farmer.” There were also other homeschoolers on the show. One typical...

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...

Camping field trip 2019

Family Camping Field Trip September 13-15, 2019 Rescheduled Join NCHE and homeschool families from across the state for our...