How Investing in Community Brings Confidence and Joy 

Fall 2019 / Beth Herbert With my homeschool group’s graduation ceremony behind us and the NCHE Thrive! Conference beginning tomorrow, I have been reflecting on how important both of these organizations have been in my own homeschool journey. I am in awe of how abundantly God has blessed both groups, with the number of families homeschooling in North Carolina exploding since I began twenty-five years ago. I went to my first NCHE conference in 1994, a few months before we opened our homeschool. I am thankful that the...

Lessons I Learned in Physical Therapy

Fall 2019 / Jessica Frierson Nine years ago, I encountered an injury to my pelvis that left me barely able to walk or lie down, limited in all other movement, and in nearly constant pain. By January of 2018, I was in a wheelchair and doctors were discussing how to save my right leg. Following five MRI’s, multiple x-rays, venous ultrasounds, and even a nuclear study, surgery was scheduled for June to put my separated and twisted pelvis back together with screws, a metal plate, and more screws.   The recovery period involved  two weeks in a...

We Are Here for You! 

Fall 2019 / Diane Helfrich When I was working at the registration booth for the 2019 Thrive Conference, one of my duties was to let people know about regional meetings with their liaisons. I discovered that many people didn’t know that they had a local area resource, and they were thrilled to know about it. So—what are regional liaisons, and what can they do for you? NCHE has divided the state into nine regions. The board chooses an individual from each region whose job is to serve homeschoolers in the region’s counties. Liaisons...

Record Review Meetings 2020

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 centers. Homeschools are not required by law to attend these...

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 the classroom. Many school districts are stating that homeschool...

Holiday Inn field trip 2020

Holiday Inn Halton Auditorium, Charlotte Friday, February 28, 7:30 p.m. Based on the 1942 movie starring Bing Crosby and...

Day of Play Chess Tournament 2020

NCHE Chess Network Mid-Winter Day of Play/Tournament February 1, 2020, 1 pm Kernersville Pre-Registration Required Learning...