Redeeming the Time (Or, How to Recover from a Bad Year)

Spring 2019 / by Amanda Garner Few things breathe hope into my soul more than the first gentle breezes of spring. After enduring the darkness and bone-chilling temperatures that leave us huddled inside for days on end, sunshine and warmth whisper promises of the changing season. Springtime also means the end of the school year is within sight! It signals the last lap, the final bend in the road, the last uphill push. However, if you’re like me and a whole lot of homeschool moms out there, it’s also around this time that you start...

Feel the Rain

Spring 2019 / by Daphne Petrey One day in the middle of a lengthy wet spell, my three daughters and I were at home getting a little stir crazy—some more than others. When the rain finally let up a bit, and one asked to go outside, I said, “Yes!” I figured a little wetness would not hurt—it could be a prelude to a real shower upon re-entrance into our dry abode! When I looked outside, I was stunned. What was this child of mine doing—dressed in a pink and blue beret, a short layered black skirt, green watermelon t-shirt, the...

Taking the Pressure Out of Standardized Test Prep

Spring 2019 /  by Amy Sloan Standardized tests—few other things can drum up such visceral reactions! North Carolina’s homeschool law requires annual standardized testing. It is important to me that, insofar as it depends on me, these not become a source of anxiety or stress for my children. Is there a way we could not merely suffer through the requirement, but instead use it to our advantage? Standardized tests have no intrinsic value for my family. I do not need a test to tell me that one child needs more practice with their...

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...

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...

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...