“I Don’t Want to Go to College. Wait—Yes, I Do.”

“I Don’t Want to Go to College. Wait—Yes, I Do.”

Spring 2021/Matthew McDill I’d like to tell you a story about what happened with one of my high school students that points to several important homeschooling principles: In NC, the parents decide what is required for a student to graduate, not the state or any other...

Putting on the Yellow Margarine Container

Putting on the Yellow Margarine Container

Spring 2021/Steve Demme When I travel, I prefer to fly on Southwest Airlines. One of the reasons is that the crew has a sense of humor. On one flight, the person giving the instructions about how to buckle, where to locate the exit rows, that there should be no...

If You Want Them to Love Learning—then Don’t Kill It!

If You Want Them to Love Learning—then Don’t Kill It!

Spring 2021/Todd Wilson As I write this, the world is trying to figure out how to get back to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic. To tell you the truth, I’m ready for normal—at the same time knowing that once we get back to normal, I’ll be wishing we were back in the...

Music for Your School

Music for Your School

Spring 2021/Evelyn Bickley Rock-a-bye, baby, in the tree top…Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream…Jingle bells, jingle bells…Away in a manger, no crib for a bed… The songs that you learned as a child and that may have immediately come back to you just now...

The Tie That Binds

The Tie That Binds

Spring 2021/Jessica Frierson Have you ever gone through an experience where you look back and wonder, “How on earth did I just make it through that?” If so, then you know just where our family is right now. In the past few months, I have been interviewed by our local...

The Ever-Present Opposition to Home Education

The Ever-Present Opposition to Home Education

Spring 2021/Spencer Mason Is there an imminent threat to parents’ rights to homeschool their children in North Carolina? The short answer is no. In the US, homeschool laws are determined by the state, not the federal government. Therefore, the primary place where...

The Math around You

The Math around You

Fall 2020/ Alexa Carter Despite popular opinion, math is not a creation of evil masterminds plotting the demise of students and mothers everywhere. I often get the feeling from comments I hear and read that many people think that math isn’t a natural part of our...

College Admissions for Homeschoolers

College Admissions for Homeschoolers

Fall 2020/ Dr. George Gately Jr.In this article, I have given three recommendations to help your homeschool student gain admission to a college-of-choice. First, let me tell you how my interest developed and was strengthened. One recent May, I was privileged to be...

Spotlight: Foreign Language

Spotlight: Foreign Language

Fall 2020/ NCHE interviews homeschool mom and Spanish tutor Pilar JohnsonNCHE: Pilar, you are a homeschooling mom and a Spanish tutor. You are married to Doug, and you have two children. Tell us a little more about yourself! I was born in Mexico City. I am an...

Questioning Your Choice

Questioning Your Choice

Fall 2020/ Diane Helfrich            You've now been homeschooling for a while, and you have hit a wall. You are asking, "Did I do the right thing? Am I ruining my child's life? Can I really do this long-term? Why am I not as far along with lessons as I expected? Why...