When You Feel like Quitting

The ugly threat gushed quickly from my mouth in a moment of complete frustration. The words, my words, had cut so deep that the wound was unbearable. I saw the salty water brimming in my son’s eyes as he turned to hide the spillage. I had said the words before but vowed never to say them again. Honestly, I was tired of homeschooling and wanted out. The harsh words and threat of public school had rolled off my tongue and pierced the air between us. Why did I want to give up when I had loved the adventure at the first of the year?...

Be Watchful, Dads

I remember when I was seventeen, driving my father’s Oldsmobile in Charlotte. I had gone with two high school friends to check out the university. I remember it like it was yesterday, driving down Independence Boulevard, feeling like I might as well be in New York City because I had never driven in traffic like that before. It was rush hour. I was nervous driving with two friends and not respecting the seriousness of the moment when it happened. I turned left at a stoplight, right into oncoming traffic. A city of Charlotte truck...

The Value of Grit

I retired after homeschooling for fourteen years. Our school graduated two students who moved on to college and then graduate school. Ours was not a perfect journey—far from it. We weathered multiple significant illnesses. We also lived through the aftermath of 9/11. Because my husband was a Middle East analyst, his weird work hours took him away from us for years on end. Financial difficulties left us wondering if we would make it through the year. In our homeschool, we never got through everything I had planned. We had to adapt....

Annie field trip

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Cape Fear Regional Theater, Fayetteville, NC "It's a Hard-knock Life, Yes Sir!"...

Charlotte Hornets Homeschool Night

NCHE Homeschool Night at the Hornets Friday, December 28, 7 p.m. tip off Spectrum Center, 333 East Trade...

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...