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...

Sit. Down. Now.

Spring 2019 / by Kirk Martin Sit. Down. Now. No, this isn't about commanding your children to do something. This is for you! Sit. Down. Now. Sit down the next time you feel like stomping through the living room while yelling at your children. Sit down next the time you feel compelled to lecture or hover above your child. Sit down and color the next time your child is upset. There is something magical that happens when you sit. Sitting changes your posture. It forces you to breathe in and relax. It's more difficult to scream when...

Enough

Spring 2019 / by Sam Sorbo (Excerpted from They’re YOUR Kids) The year I had my oldest, Braeden, in fourth grade and my middle child, Shane, in second, things were going quite smoothly. The boys were progressing well in their academics: grammar, math, geography, history, French, Bible, spelling, reading, and piano. But I had high anxiety—something probably common to homeschooling parents everywhere. Were my children learning enough? Was I adequate to the task at hand? A homeschool friend of mine had enrolled her children at a...

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...