Region 2

Counties: Yancey, Mitchell, Avery, McDowell, Burke, Caldwell, Watauga, Catawba, Alexander, Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany, Iredell, Surry, and Stokes

Welcome to Region 2

Great to have you join us here in the foothills of North Carolina. If you are new to homeschooling I encourage you to get involved with a local support group and to become a member of NCHE. I also invite you to join our regional yahoo group, Homeschooling in the Hills of NC (HHNC) where regional activities and events are posted. I have also listed below some places to visit that are specific to our area to help you get started with some family fun. Let me know if I can be of help to you in your homeschool journey by contacting me at the email address above.

We are here to assist you in any way we can in your homeschooling journey! Just email us at and we’re glad to answer any questions you may have about homeschooling. We encourage you to join a support group in your area and to also become a member of NCHE. Below you will find a list of the active support group in our area.

ACE (Administering Children’s Education)
ACE Homeschoolers is an umbrella organization that links homeschool families with area co-ops, enrichment classes, support groups, and other organizations as well as providing an email forum, Faceb

Alleghany Homeschool Hub
Connecting all homeschooling families of Alleghany County, NC, and surrounding areas including Northwest NC, and Southwest VA.

ASHE (Ashe Schools of Home Education)
Serving West Jefferson and Ashe County

Blue Ridge Christian Home Educators

Burke County Home Educators
Burke County Home Educators is an informal group of homeschooling families that live within Burke County or close proximity.

By God’s Grace Homeschool Friends

Group started in January 2010 for special needs homeschoolers.

CHIM (Christians Homeschooling in the Mountains)

F.A.I.T.H. Christian Home Educators
F.A.I.T.H. Christian Home Educators is a Christian homeschool support group in Forsyth County and surrounding areas with a clearly defined purpose and foundation to grow upon.

FACT (Families Advocating Christian Training)
Alexander County: We are a group of Christian, homeschool families who have formed a support group.

FOOTHILLS (Families Observing Our Training at Home in the Lord’s Loving Security)
Newsletter, member packets, workshops, sports teams, curriculum sale, co-op groups, library, spelling bee, group classes, talent show, science fair, 4-H

Foothills Area Christian Home Educators

Heritage Homeschoolers
Heritage homeschoolers provides help and encouragement for area families who have chosen to educate their children themselves at home.

High Country Christian Homeschoolers

HOPE (Homeschool Opportunities People Encouraged)
This group was started in 2009.

Iredell County Home Educators

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LIFE at Lake Norman (Learning in Family Environments)
We have monthly support meetings and post field trip options on our yahoo loop.

PATH (Parents Actively Teaching at Home)
Newsletter, workshops, sports teams, prom, curriculum sale, co-op groups, group graduation, spelling/geography bee, science fair. Secular group

Region 1 and Region 2 Yahoo Group
There is a very active online Yahoo Groups that you can join. You will find a lot of information on our area, be able to ask questions and just stay informed.

S.T.A.N.D. Homeschoolers
Close-knit, family-centered, Christian-based, very active group. Activitiesinclude co-ops, field trips, holiday parties, camping trips, field day, picnics, testing days, and more.

SHARE E-Day – The Homeschool Network
Christian Support Group. E-Day is our enrichment program which holds two 10-week sessions during the school year.

South Catawba Home Educators

Stokes Home Educators

StokesSurry Homeschoolers

TEACHE (The Elkin Area Christian Home Educators)
We have monthly meetings, field trips, Moms’ Nights Out, Christmas and Valentines parties, and a yearly graduation for kindergarten, 8th grade, and seniors.

Totally Au-some Homeschooling
This group was created to relay information and resources specifically related to homeschooling Autistic children of all ages in our McDowell County and surrounding Western North Carolina a

TRCH (Toe River Christian Homeschoolers)
Toe River Christian Homeschoolers is a Christian-based support organization founded on Biblical and Christian values. T.R.C.H.

Tri-City Christian Home Educators
Monthly meetings on the first Tuesday morning of each month, field trips, group activities, newsletter, and many other things to offer.

Visions of the Future Homeschool Group
Visions Of The Future Homeschool Group is a non-secular group open to all members of the communities of Mooresville, Mt. Ulla, Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville.

WNC Homeschoolers Facebook page

Jessica Frierson

Jessica Frierson is a second generation homeschooler now teaching her own ten children. She has experienced firsthand the explosion of homeschooling from the handful fighting for the opportunity, to the many thousands embracing that freedom today. She and her husband, Ernie, knew from the time their first child was born twenty-two years ago that home education would be their only choice. They moved back home to North Carolina in 2000 to take advantage of the less restrictive homeschool laws here. She joyfully serves the Lord through ministry to her family, serving in her local church, writing and encouraging others with the testimony of the treasure of love she has discovered in our Lord Jesus Christ. Jessica is NCHE’s region 2 liaison.