Getting Started in Homeschooling–First Steps

4 First Steps

This section aims to help you in getting started in homeschooling in NC. NCHE has been the #1 source for homeschool help in North Carolina for 35 years. We have 4 simple first steps to help you get started!

Step 1: Decide

If you are still trying to decide whether to homeschool, this section is for you. Deciding to homeschool is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In this section, we will help you explore some of the reasons that parents choose to educate their children at home and give you tips on how to make this important decision.

Step 2: Open Your School

If you have made the decision and want to start homeschooling, this section is for you. Discover the process and the legal requirements of opening a homeschool in North Carolina. It may sound scary, but it isn’t that hard! In this section, we will cover:

  • Legal Requirements to Homeschool
  • How to Open Your Homeschool
  • How to Withdraw from Public or Private School

Step 3: Connect

Our mission is to help you connect with other homeschooling families and groups across the state–including mentors, local and regional homeschool support groups, state-wide activities, athletics, and more!

Step 4: Determine Approach

NCHE wants to equip you with the information, resources, and encouragement that you need to educate your children according to their unique learning needs. Let’s get started!