Homeschool Discounts

How to Get Educator’s Discounts

Educator discounts are available to homeschool parents in North Carolina from many stores and online providers. Stores, events and venues that offer discounts to educators will require that you verify you are an “official” North Carolina Home Educator.

Once you have completed your Notice of Intent to Homeschool, sent the NCDNPE the required documentation, and received confirmation from them that your Homeschool has been registered in the State of North Carolina, you are an “official” homeschool! Congrats!

Now you can print a verification card by logging onto the NCDNPE WEBSITE.

At the main page for Home Schools, you will see sections for Information, Homeschool Forms, etc. – you need to click on the section under Home School Forms that says “Print a Homeschool Verification Record”.

Then Follow These Steps To Print Your Verification:

  • Login to Your Account
  • Enter You User Name & Password
  • You Can Then Manage Your Account, or Print Your Official Registration Record & Verification Card

This verification record lets people know that you have set up a homeschool and that your school is listed with the State.

This card is online where you can re-print it each year. The card/registration record has the current school year date on it, so you will need to logon to your NCDNPE account each year.

While you are printing your ID card, it is the perfect time to be sure that all the information that the DNPE has is accurate and up to date.

Updating the NC Division of Non-Public Education

Change your address if needed, and if you want to, add any new student information.

The NC statute only requires that we keep our attendance, testing and vaccination records in our homes to be reviewed if requested, it doesn’t require us to add student information (sex, age, grade, test type etc.)  to the NCDNPE database, but it is helpful for them to have proper student statistics, so if you are comfortable with it, you can easily update them at the website.

In the “olden days” of NC homeschooling we filed our NOI and got back one precious peach/orange/salmon/Mercurochrome colored card (where did they get that cardstock anyway?).

We were then firmly informed: “you-will-only-be-issued-one-card-ever-so-hold-on-to-it-with-your-life-and-don’t-lose-it-at-the-zoo!”

Thanks to the state’s new technology, we no longer have to fear risking our lives in a house fire to run in after the  “one and only” card that verified our homeschool!


Discounts and Even Free Stuff

In North Carolina, your homeschool ID card will get you in to the NC Aquariums and the Zoo FREE.  You do need to register in advance. See their websites for the details.

If you want to contribute discounts that are not listed here, send me the information so other home educators can enjoy the privileges of educator discounts and free stuff!

Educators’ Discounts List For Homeschoolers

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