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Homeschool Support is one of the most important things to find when one decides to teach their child at home. I hope that you will find a group that will be a great fit for your family.
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There are four different group pages listed in the Menu, so if you don’t find the type of group you are looking for on this page, try one of the others:
NC Homeschool-ology Discussion Groups
Have questions or concerns about homeschooling in NC? Want to know where to start? Wondering how to network and connect with others in your area of the state? Please join us for conversations about styles of home education, resources & activities in your area.
Request membership in one of the Facebook Discussion Groups for your community:
- Homeschooling in the Coastal Counties? JOIN HERE
- Homeschooling in the Mountain Areas of NC? JOIN HERE
- Homeschooling in the Piedmont? JOIN US HERE
- Homeschooling Preschool or Kindergarten? HOMESCHOOL EARLY FORUM
- Homeschooling Teens in NC? JOIN HERE at HIGH SCHOOL HOMESCHOOL-OLOGY
- Unschooling in NC? JOIN NC UNSCHOOLERS
It can be really frustrating to run into outdated or broken links when you are searching for homeschool support, so I update links & pages as things come to my attention that should be added or updated.
I would love to add your activity, class or support group contact information so that North Carolina homeschoolers can find you!
Your suggestions for this page are always welcome and if you have found it helpful, I hope you leave a comment to let me know – that keeps me going!
Homeschool Support Group Listings by County
Find a Support Group in Your Area
- African American Homeschoolers of Fayetteville, NC-
African American families joining forces to strengthen and expand the Black learning community, share resources and information, and promote black nationalism and unity.
- Agape Leadership Development-
Onslow County/Jacksonville area Christian homeschool support group
- Alamance - Mebane Area Homeschoolers & Unschoolers-
Mebane area secular group for homeschooling/unschooling families interested in park meetups, exploring museums, local adventures, and fun, hands-on, child-lead learning. We can share homeschooling resources, ideas, struggles and triumphs. We can experience homeschooling together, and build wonderful, lasting, positive friendships, for kids and parents alike. If you are not planning to homeschool Kindergarten and beyond then this probably is not the right group for you and your your family. Contact MAHU BY EMAIL
- Alamance - Veritas Classes-
Classes are from a Christian worldview and meet once a week for 30 weeks on Wednesdays, Aug.- April for middle and high school students. Registration is first-come first-served.Contact administrator, Dannette Cox at email@example.com. Classes meet at Antioch Community Chutch in Elon.
- Alamance - Welcome Homeschool Group-
Christian Homeschool support group.
- Alamance - Welcome Homeschool Group-
If you have specific question that need to be addressed, please EMAIL THE LEADERSHIP TEAM. Primarily Christian, but everyone is welcome.
- Alamance County Christian Home Educators
- Alamance, Guilford - Home Ed Arts-
HEArts is a Wilmington, NC based online NEWS group available for use by homeschoolers or those considering it. We are a fully inclusive homeschool NEWS group that embraces diversity. Members belong to several local ACTIVITY groups and plan park play dates, fieldtrips, parties, workshops and spontaneous activities. See Sheree Harrell Draper on facebook for more information.
- Alamance, Guilford - Tri-County NC Homeschoolers-
Homeschool group meeting in Burlington for activities etc. Join on Facebook for event information.
- Alleghany Homeschool Hub-
Connecting homeschooling families of Alleghany County, NC, and surrounding areas including Northwest NC, and Southwest VA.
- ARCH of the TRIANGLE- Catholic Homeschoolers-
ARCH Raleigh is a support group for Roman Catholic homeschoolers in the greater Raleigh, NC, area: clubs & Co-op
- Ashe County Homeschools-
Ashe county and surrounding areas - governed by Christian principles; but open to everyone who home schools, regardless of religion or race.
- Avery County - High Country Christian Home Schoolers-
Christian homeschool support - classes, activities and experienced homeschoolers to ask questions about home education. Contact information at the website. Watauga, Ashe & Avery Counties
- Barefoot Homeschoolers-
Secular Homeschoolers of Rutherford and Polk counties of western NC.
- Beaufort & Craven - T.E.A.C.H.-
T.E.A.C.H. - The Eastern Association of Christian Homeschoolers
- Beaufort, Craven, Pamlico - Pamlico Homeschool Group-
Pamlico Homeschool Group is a Christian based organization created to be a support to local homeschool families. We offer activities for all age groups. New - Sports teams started last year. Contact them on Facebook for details about joining HERE
- Brunswick County Homeschool Activity Group-
Meeting regularly in Supply, NC
- Brunswick County Homeschool Resource & Support-
This is a Facebook Group for resources and support for Brunswick County, NC. Members share information about homeschooling, children, parenting and children's activities or events. Information can be posted from all area homeschool groups.
- Build Your Library Facebook Support
- Buncombe - HOME-
HOME of Asheville - secular Homeschool group.
- Buncombe - WNC Homechoolers-
- Buncombe - WNC Homeschoolers-
Western NC- Asheville Area Homeschool support forum
- Buncombe and Madison Counties-
Christian Homeschool Support
- Buncombe County- Asheville-
AGAPE - Christian homeschool support group with monthly meetings and a member forum for questions and networking.
- Buncombe County- HOME-
Secular Homeschool forum - yahoo group.
- Buncombe County- HOME-
Secular Homeschool Support in and around Asheville
- Buncombe- Asheville Unschoolers & Homeschoolers-
This is a support group for unschoolers and homeschoolers in the Asheville area. The Facebook group is where they organize and plan meetups, play dates, hiking trips, etc.
- Burke County Home Educators - Yahoo Group-
The link is for the public Burke county homeschool information. There is a closed Facebook group as well. Request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NC.BCHE/
- Burke County Home Educators- BCHE-
Burke County Home Educators is an informal group of homeschooling families that live within Burke County or close proximity. While we all come from varied backgrounds, as well as different political and religious beliefs, we support and appreciate the diversity within our group. In BCHE we aim to treat each other with kindness and understanding, by focusing on what we have in common; the home education of our children and the desire to do the best for our families. The families within BCHE plan many different activities and events to give our children different experiences and times to get together.
- Burke Plus - NCHS-
This yahoo group is for homeschoolers in Burke and the surrounding counties.
- Cabarrus - Enrich-
Follow them on Facebook too - Diverse, Inclusive - classes, curriculum sales.
- Cabarrus County Home School Association-
Non-denominational Christian group for home educators
- Cabarrus County – ENRICH-
Enrich is a nonprofit homeschool support organization serving the greater Charlotte and Concord areas of North Carolina; classes, competitive academic teams, community service, and networking for all area homeschoolers.
- Carteret, Onslow, Craven - Crystal Coast Homeschoolers-
Inclusive homeschool group supporting NC homeschoolers in Carteret, Onslow and even into Craven Counties. We want to invite those in the Peletier, Emerald Isle, Cape Carteret, Swansboro, Newport, Morehead City, Hubert, Beaufort to join! Field trips, activities, curriculum sales, homeschool resource library, we are going to try to organize it all, but I will need your input and help! So let's fill this need together! We welcome all homeschoolers, without regard to religious, educational, or political philosophy.
- Cary Homeschoolers-
Chatham and Wake Counties Homeschool Support. Some activities require membership and some are public. "Cary Homeschoolers is a welcoming, all-inclusive, secular homeschool support group based in Cary, NC. Membership is open to all homeschooling families in and around the Cary area. We do not require or endorse adherence to any particular belief system, educational method or philosophy."
- Cary NC- Colonial-
Baptist homeschool co-op
- Catawba - ACE Homeschool Association-
Ace Homeschool Association is Catawba County's largest homeschool support group. Ace is currently serving more than 400 families. Ace provides help and encouragement to parents to fulfill their God-given rights and responsibilities to educate their own children. Ace operates by an established standard of conduct to facilitate and maintain good relationships among its members. Ace helps you stay connected with local, regional, state and national homeschool news and events, as well as, gives personal support, encouragement, help, and guidance through your homeschool journey. Ace even has a homeschool curriculum library free of charge to assist you financially with your children. ACE membership is FREE and open to any Catawba County or adjacent county resident who is currently homeschooling or intending to homeschool their children. Note from Merit: I couldn't find them through the website, their FB admin referred me to the Yahoo group for membership information. Sooo... please see visit the Yahoo group (linked) Also check FACEBOOK.
- Catawba - LIFE at Lake Norman-
LIFE AT LAKE NORMAN is a homeschool support group dedicated to serving homeschool families in the Lake Norman region around Mooresville, North Carolina. We are here to encourage and strengthen home school families; provide training for parents; nurture friendships and be the salt and light to the people of the Lake Norman area as quality educators
- Catawba - SHARE-
Christian support group serving Catawba and surrounding counties. Our members enjoy field trips, park days, skate days, mom's nights, teen nights, tween nights, seasonal activities, mom's coffee breaks, enrichment classes and more! Must be a member of SHARE to join the yahoo discussion group.
- Catawba County Homeschool Community-
The Catawba County Homeschool Community (CCHC) is a secular group for home educators open to families in and around Catawba County. Social networking, and actvities- no fee to join. Facebook group HERE
- Catawba, Burke, Caldwell - Hickory Area Homeschoolers-
Catawba, Burke, Caldwell counties / Hickory area - casual discussion group for home educators in these areas. This group was created for homeschool families in the Hickory, North Carolina area and surrounding areas. This is a very casual environment for homeschooling families to meet, discuss homeschool topics, and more.
- Catawba, Caldwell - Foothills Homeschool Teen Scene-
This group is a secular group open to our homeschool teens and families for posting events and meet ups- everyone is encouraged to create and post their own events. Social and networking opportunities for our teens in a friendly and non-judgmental environment.
- Catawba, Unifour, Piedmont - Charlotte Mason-
This is a Christian group is for people in the Unifour area (Hickory, Conover, Lenoir, Morganton, NC area) who are interested in British educator Charlotte Mason's philosophy. Members must live in the Hickory/Lenoir/Morganton metropolitan area (we consider Lincolnton and Statesville to be part of that area).
- Catawba- SHARE: The Homeschool Network-
Christian support group serving Catawba and surrounding counties
- Central Piedmont Area - Aspie & ADHD Homeschool Co-op-
Network of parents in the Piedmont area of NC who homeschool children with special needs, including Autism, Asperger’s and/or ADHD, along with varying other needs.
- Charlotte Area - Special Needs Homeschool Teens-
This group is for Charlotte area homeschooling teens with invisible disorders such as Aspergers, ADHD, Tourettes etc. to get to know each other and get together.
- Charlotte Area Homeschooling-
Online announcements and support for the greater Charlotte area.
- Charlotte Mason Mothers-
Raleigh group - christian CM homeschoolers support for those in Durham and Wake counties.
- Charlotte Metro Area- CMeLearn-
Christian Charlotte Mason Homeschool support in the Greater Charlotte area -
- Chatham County Homeschoolers-
Inclusive, secular homeschool support group. All Chatham County, North Carolina (and neighboring area) home school families, as well as those who want to learn more about homeschooling, are welcome to be a part of our homeschooling support/enrichment group. We welcome families of all races, religions/spiritual paths and educational philosophies, with children ages birth through teens
- Chatham County NC Homeschoolers-
Hi, This is a group for Chatham County, NC and surrounding HOMESCHOOLERS. If you are a homeschooling family and live in or near the Chatham NC area (Pittsboro, Siler City, Hillsborough, Apex, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Burlington, Saxapahaw etc) please feel free to join in the discussions, plan local events or meet other nearby homeschooling families. Anyone is welcome to plan an event or share other nearby family friendly public events that other families may be interested in. This group is inclusive of all local homeschoolers and is more of a list serve/chat forum, sharing platform. If members would like to make it more active with events and planning feel free to setup some events or poll members for their interest and availability for activities.
- CHEFS - Carolina Home Educators Family Support-
Homeschoolers in Cheraw, Chesterfield, Bennettsville, Rockingham, Hamlet, Wadesboro, and surrounding areas. For more information Chrisynda Samuel (843) 337-7011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Christian Home Educators of Central Carolina-
Christian group meeting in Sanford, NC
- Cleveland & Gaston - Heart4Homeschooling-
Homeschool group in Cleveland and Gaston counties, as well as serving the surrounding areas, including portions of South Carolina. Not affiliated with any one religious group.
- Cleveland County HS Assoc.-
Cleveland, Rutherford and Gaston, Counties Christian homeschool group.
- Craven County - Kingdomway HS-
Christian homeschool group meets at Temple Baptist Church in New Bern every Tuesday 12:00 - 3:45 pm. For membership info contact Karen Caprio at email@example.com
- Cumberland - Fayetteville Secular Homeschoolers-
Group was created for families who want to connect with other secular homeschoolers.
- Cumberland - Fusion-
Fusion Homeschoolers- Hope Mills,NC - inclusive
- Cumberland - H.E.L.L.O. Homeschoolers-
Send Nancy McKee, a private message (PM on Facebook) Include this Information: 1.) If you either homeschool now or fully intend to do so in the future. 2.) zip code where you live and homeschool. Check your "other folder" in messages on Facebook. You can EMAIL too.
- Cumberland - HOME-
Homes Offering Meaningful Education is an inclusive support group for homeschooling families in the greater Fayetteville area.
- Cumberland - Lake Rim Home School Group-
We are a “no pressure” group where all our activities are optional. This will allow you to decide how our group will best support your family and schedule! Our focus is encouraging families to build positive relationships in a fun, educational and inclusive environment to further your growth and development as a confident and successful home educator! We welcome all active and local home schooling families in the Fayetteville and surrounding areas from Pre-K to high school! We are a volunteer run and supported group. From time to time, we post public events and information of the Fayetteville Homeschool Community Connection Page as well. We highly recommend that your have a PayPal account for easy payment of fees via "Friends and Family Option" that may be applicable for educational opportunities. We don't currently charge any membership fees to join our group.
We offer the following, but not limited to, activities throughout the year: Field Trips, Mom’s Meet Up, Parties, Planning Meetings, Holiday Socials, Community Service Projects, Meet Ups, Co-Op Classes, Events, Contests, and etc!
Fall Hours: 2017 Fall Co-Op Sign Ups have been completed! We are no longer accepting any more students at this time. For those who have signed up, Co-Op Classes are typically held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. See class rosters for details.
Social Events and Educational Opportunities are on the Second and Fourth Wednesdays of the Month from 10:00 AM to Noon which are open to all members of the group during our Fall Semester. See our Event Sections for upcoming events as well as directions for signing up! Please read each event description for details and/or possible age/grade requirements, if applicable. Field Trips are scheduled based on venue times and availability. See event details for sign ups, fees, and/or age restrictions, if applicable.
All classes and events meet at the Lake Rim Recreation Center on Hoke Loop Road unless stated otherwise on the event information! The Recreation Center is attached to the Lake Rim Elementary School. The center is NOT at the Lake Rim Park! The address is: 1455 Hoke Loop Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28314. ***The Playground area located outside the building is NOT to be used during the school year. This is a MANDATORY REQUIREMENT set forth by the Recreation Center and Elementary School.***
- Currituck County Homeschooling-
This is a resource for Home-Schoolers Living in or around Currituck County, including North Eastern North Carolina and South Eastern Virginia.
- Currituck County Homeschooling-
Homeschool support for homeschoolers living in or around Currituck County, including North Eastern North Carolina and South Eastern Virginia
- Davidson - CCHE-
Central Carolina Home Educators - Christian Homeschool support; field trips, monthly meetings, testing.
- Davidson, Statewide - NC Adventurous Home Educators-
Adventures all over North Carolina. This is an inclusive, activity based group that meets for day trips, MNO etc. all over our state. Request to join their Facebook Group for support and field trip information. Note: they do not plan as many activities near the coast.
- Davie County - T.E.A.C.H. Home Educators-
Davie County Homeschool support group.
- Davie County Homeschoolers-
Private Facebook Group for discussion, questions and posting activities.
- Davie County- Learning Adventures Co-op-
Christian Co-op and support group. Meets for field trips and activities.
- Durham - Christian Home Educators of Greater Durham-
Christian Homeschool Support, Events & Activities, Enrichment & Field Trips
- Durham - South Durham Homeschoolers
- Durham, Orange - Dimensions Family School-
Provides families with support in their homeschooling journey, mixing the strengths of a vibrant, multi-faceted school community with the individual, family-based strengths of homeschooling. Register: https://dimensionsfamilyschool.wufoo.com/forms/application-form-for-dimensions-family-school/
- Edgecombe, Nash - C.H.A.R.M.-
Christian Homeschool Support.
- Foothills Area - Homeschooling in the Hills, HHNC-
Support for the counties of Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, Wilkes, Caldwell, Burke, Alexander, Iredell, and Catawba. Our purpose is to connect and encourage homeschool families in the foothills of North Carolina, provide information about opportunities (classes, field trips, support groups, etc.) located in the region, foster cooperation among support groups and promote events that support the homeschool community at large.
- Foothills Families Learning Together-
Foothills area of NC - Facebook group for discussion and posting activities.
- Forsyth - SOUL Homeschool Group-
An activities based homeschool support group!
- Forsyth - FNCHE-
Yahoo discussion group.
- Forsyth - Kernersville Home Educators-
The mission of KVHE is to unite home educators in Kernersville, NC and the surrounding 30 mile radius. KVHE was established to form a community that exists within the triad but isn't torn between the two major triad cities. Kernersville has a lot to offer along with a lot of beautiful families, therefore, our own home educators organization needs to be established.
- Forsyth - Lunch Bunch Learners-
Secular and inclusive group of home educators serving Forsyth and the surrounding counties. Group is private, so you will need to contact them by email if you are interested in more information firstname.lastname@example.org
- Forsyth - Miller Park Co-op-
This is an inclusive, secular enrichment co-op meeting at Miller Park in Winston-Salem for PE and Art. If interested, contact Teresa Moore at her EMAIL.
- Forsyth County - MOMS ROC - Christian Group for Moms-
Support for moms - located at River Oaks Church 1855 Lewisville Clemmons Rd. in Clemmons, North Carolina Call (336) 766-0033 - Many homeschool moms in the group.
- Forsyth Home Educators-
Christian but inclusive homeschool group. Large sports program. Serving Forsyth county and all the surrounding areas. See co-ops & classes for the Bridge co-op information.
- Franklin County – Lighthouse CHA-
Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association
- Ft. Bragg - Linden Oaks Homeschoolers-
This group is for the homeschooling residents of Linden Oaks (Ft. Bragg military housing) and other military families in our area. The purpose of his group is to connect with each other for park days, bike rides, and other fun stuff and to encourage one another with advice, resources tips, and fellowship. This is not a sales group and Sale or business items should not be posted. The only exception is the sale of homeschool related items or class announcements.
- Gaston - Teens-
Inclusive group for teens to socialize.
- Gaston Adventures in Learning-
A non-traditional, secular homeschool group of freethinkers and life learners.
- Gaston County Homeschool Network-
Inclusive Online Group
- Gaston County Homeschool Network-
E-list Group - inclusive online group for support of home educators in and around Gaston County NC
- Gaston County Teen Home School Group-
Inclusive teen group for ages 13 and up. Open-minded group looking to meet weekly for social activities at local coffee shops, museums, movies, etc. Our vision for this group is that it will led by the teens and activities will be based on their interests.
- Greater Cabarrus Homeschoolers-
Cabarrus, Rowan, Mecklenburg, Stanley, and Iredell Counties - Facebook group.
- Greensboro Catholic HE-
This is a list for Catholic homeschoolers in Greensboro NC to keep in touch, share ideas, inspire, and encourage each other in our call to homeschooling.
- Greensboro Home Educators – GHE-
Guilford county - christian based homeschool group meets for field trips, activities, high school graduation, and mom's night outs, but also offers support and encouragement through member meetings and emails.
- GSO Families-
Facebook Group Sponsored by GSO Families website - all inclusive discussion for homeschool families in the GSO area.
- Guilford - Greensboro Area Homeschoolers-
This is a Facebook group, but it looks like they meet and do events together as well. Also friendly toward those who are interested in learning about unschooling.
- Guilford - GSO Catholic Home Ed-
A list for Catholic homeschoolers in Greensboro NC to keep in touch, share ideas, inspire, and encourage each other in our call to homeschooling.
- Guilford - High Point Home Educators-
Christian Homeschool Support, field trips, activities & Co-op Classes
- Guilford - Homeschooling in High Point (Facebook Group)-
For those who would like support or encouragement, even just a safe place to vent, about homeschooling in High Point,NC
- Guilford County- GSO- SE Triad Home Educators-
Secular Group in Greensboro and surrounding areas.
- Halifax County Homeschoolers-
Halifax County Homeschoolers (HCH) is an inclusive support group for homeschooling families in the Scotland Neck, NC and Halifax County areas. Halifax County Homeschoolers is a community whose members offer support, information, and encouragement to each other and to those interested in homeschooling. HCH works to connect members with different homeschool philosophies through park days, field trips, and other activities.
- Halifax County Homeschoolers
- Harnett - Cape Fear Shiners-
A homeschool support and social group based in Lillington, North Carolina.
- Harnett County Homeschoolers of NC-
Facebook group is for homeschoolers in, or around, Harnett County in North Carolina. Support group to share resources, plan get-togethers and field trips, maybe even classes.
- Haywood Christian Home Educators-
Christian Homeschool Support Group in Western North Carolina. Diverse and non-denominational support for all home educators: field trips, activities, newsletter.
- Henderson - Classical Scholars-
Middle School Classes & extracurricular activities - contact Lisa Dillon at ALL SAINTS CHURCH, 15 McDowell Road, Mills River, NC 28759. Call 828-699-9011
- Henderson - Hendersonville NC Area Homeschoolers-
Local page for sharing information & events, sharing about meet ups & play dates etc. for current homeschooling families or veteran homeschoolers who have graduated students.
- Henderson County Homeschool Association-
HCHA is a community of Homeschool Families in Western North Carolina. HCHA provides opportunities for academic and social interaction for students and families.
- Home Ed Arts-
New Hanover Inclusive Group - HEArts is a Wilmington, NC based online NEWS group available for use by homeschoolers or those considering it. Members belong to several local ACTIVITY groups and plan park play dates, fieldtrips, parties, workshops and spontaneous activities. See Sheree Harrell Draper on Facebook for more information.
- Homeschool Alliance of North Carolina-
Inclusive, statewide 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization which does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy status, sex, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, homeschool method or any characteristic protected by law. Sponsor of the Love to Learn Conference.
- Homeschoolers of Color-
Homeschoolers of Color is a group based in the piedmont of North Carolina, dedicated to supporting homeschoolers of color and their families! We recognize that homeschoolers of African, Asian, Latino, and Native American heritage's have a very real need to connect with one another. Our children need a homeschool group with peers and role models who can guide them in many ways including growing in their racial and cultural identities. We hope to provide many occasions for folks to meet, gather, play, explore, learn together, and form bonds of friendship and mutual support! We gather weekly on Wednesdays. The time and activity vary from week to week and is posted on our yahoo group. We have active members in the following counties: Wake, Orange, Durham, Chatham, Lee, Johnston, Alamance our group has members which currently represent homeschoolers of African, Asian, Latino and Native American heritages. Our activities most often take place in the Triangle Area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) but we do travel to all the counties of our membership at some point during the year. As new people join us, our meeting locations for our various activities will reflect the locations of the participants. Inter-racial families are welcome! If you are not homeschooling, but are considering homeschooling or just want to learn more about it, we can tell you about our experiences and put you in touch with other homeschooling resources. Please get in touch with us! Please spread the word about our group! EMAIL:
- HOPE in the Sandhills-
HOPE in the Sandhills is for homeschooling parents and their children who want to Help Others Prioritize Education (HOPE) in their homes. We are a secular home school support group for families who are ***currently home schooling at least one child in elementary school level or above***. We currently do not require fees, but we do ask that you are an ACTIVE participant in our group. The purpose of our group is to exchange relevant information, answer questions, support one another, take field trips, enjoy fun events together, meet for activities, and make lasting friendships. We ask that you come prepared to step out of your shell and enjoy yourselves within our home school community. We also have a Cooperative that meets weekly during the school year and a High School group. We would love to have you. You must be a member of HOPE Sandhills support group (this group) to join in on the Coop.
- Iredell - Lake Norman Homeschool Enrichment Co-op-
This group is for members and those interested in joining our homeschool co-op held in Mooresville, NC. Also follow or message them through their FB Page HERE.
- Iredell - Learning in Family Environments - Life of Lake Norman-
Monthly support group meetings, field trips, family activities, seasonal events, talent shows, testing and curriculum sharing - Classes & plenty of opportunity to socialize.
- Iredell - Mooresville Area Homeschoolers-
Facebook group for homeschoolers in Mooresville and surrounding areas.
- Jackson County-GSCHE-
Jackson County-Great Smokies Christian Home Educators - Co-op and support - also used curriculum sale online at Facebook. (see links for curriculum)
- Johnston & Wake Counties- Secular Homeschoolers
- Johnston County Home Educators of NC-
Non-denominational, Christian home school support organization.Membership is open to all home schooling families in and around Johnston County who are willing to uphold the ideals of JCHE and comply with the North Carolina home school law.
- Johnston, Wake, Harnett - Secular HS of NC-
Secular Homeschoolers of NC - email them at email@example.com for current information on the group.
- Lee County-NC Homeschool Adventures-
Field Trips Group - some clubs and classes.
- Lincoln - Secular Homeschoolers-
Facebook private group for secular homeschoolers.
- Lincoln - The Niche Homeschool Enrichment-
Christian, Classical & Charlotte Mason meets in Denver NC at a local church off of HWY 16on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10:30-2:30. EMAIL them or contact them at their website for specifics about location & other details about what they offer.
- Lincoln County Home Educators-
Christian support group is a diverse and inclusive group, and welcomes members regardless of ethnicity, faith, or marital status who agree to respect the Christian principles in the Statement of Faith. Lots of activities for all age groups.
- Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba, Iredell, Mecklenburg – Seeds of Promise-
Christian Homeschool Family Support Group and Co-op in Lincolnton, NC - new meeting location: Freedom Church in downtown Lincolnton, NC. Offers Family Support & A Co-op option - Seeds Family Support Group has monthly field trips, mom's night out, & educational meet ups for fun activities (Baking contest, Art Fair, Talent Show, Wax Museum, Science Fair, guest speakers, volunteering opportunities, and more!) AND/OR SEEDS Co-op (Low fees, vary per class) - Meet weekly on Fridays 9:30 - 12:30 followed by Lunch & PE (optional) accepts new members at any time! Nursery - Songs, crafts, and snacks, Preschool - Circle time, crafts, music, science, letter of the week, Elementary - Art and Writing,Middle School: Mapping the World by Heart, Survival Skills, Public Speaking (boys)/Cultural Current Events (girls), High School -Drama (Shakespeare), Biology Lab. Serving Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba, Iredell, and Mecklenburg counties
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Macon Worldschoolers
- Martin County Homeschool-
We provide support and community to homeschooling families in Martin County, NC. Weekly field trips provide our students with educational opportunities, time to bond with their peers, and (of course) a little fun and games. Parents can enjoy networking, sharing ideas and advice, and the encouragements of other homeschoolers. Any active homeschoolers are welcome to join and membership is free. Also find them on FB - https://www.facebook.com/martincohomeschoolgroup/
- Mecklenberg - WINGS-
WINGS stands for "Wise Instructors Need God's Strength". Isaiah 40:31, "...but they who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on the wings as eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint." WINGS is a free, Christ-centered homeschool network and support group serving mainly the greater Charlotte area.
- Mecklenburg - African American Homeschoolers-
This group is for African American homeschoolers of children ages 2-18, who would like to meet other like minded homeschooling families. We will have weekly meetups grouped by age and monthly meet and greets for everyone. The purpose of the group is to provide socialization and networking for families. Suggestions for meetup ideas is encouraged.
- Mecklenburg - FOCUS-
Families Of Color Uniting Scholars - Focus supplements the needs of African American Homeschoolers as it pertains to cultural enrichment, esteem enhancement and emotional support of the African American Homeschooling Community in the Charlotte, NC region. FOCUS is open to all who support our mission. As a Christian organization, we welcome people of all races, religions and nationalities
- Mecklenburg - H.I.N.T.S.
- Mecklenburg - Home-Based Educators-
Yahoo discussion group for Secular Homeschoolers.
- Mecklenburg - Homeschoolers Teen Adventure Group-
HTAG is a high adventure group for homeschooled tween/teens aged mature10-18 and their parents. This group is geared for people that are looking for fabulous "coming of age" activities and age appropriate social meet ups. If you are tired of nature center and park play dates and you find yourself thinking "been there, done that" more often than not - then this could be the group for you. You deserve some meet up activities that are not "boring", and are not "geared for younger kids". Mountain biking, sip and chat at Star Bucks, Carowinds, rock climbing, hiking, camping, chicken wings and a game of pool, tree house building contest, water balloon fights, laser tag, paint ball? It's time to experience some real challenge and some fun!
- Mecklenburg - Homeschooling for Young Children-
Charlotte Area - Focused on families with children 0-5 years old. This is a meet-up group for those currently homeschooling, unschooling or anyone considering homeschooling young children. Inclusive of all homeschooling philosophies (and if you don't have a philosophy yet, that's okay, too), all religions, and all ethnicities. Meeting for play-dates, discussions, mothers'-night-outs, and family-friendly activities. Possible future co-op discussion is in the works too.
- Mecklenburg - Homeschooling My One & Only-
Support for homeschooling one child and inclusive group focused on building relationships.
- Mecklenburg - Homeschooling Special Needs: The Homeschool Gossip-
Homeschooling Special Needs Students Support. This group was created for homeschool families homeschooling students with special needs to get connected, share resources, arrange meet ups and support one another. All members are encouraged and welcome to organize and plan events, post resources and start discussions. We are all here for the love and education of our children, together we can build a village!
- Mecklenburg - Mint Hill Homeschoolers-
Meet- up Group - We'll meet at parks, mainly & perhaps go on some field trips or make some art outside. Our main areas to go to will be in Matthews, Mint Hill, Indian Trail & Stallings, but we might go other places, too. And if you don't live in those areas & would still like to join, feel free! Looking forward to meeting some new friends & having fun with our kids.
- Mecklenburg - North Side Homeschoolers-
Inclusive Homeschool group - north side of Charlotte
- Mecklenburg - PATH-
Parents As Teachers at Home is a Christian-based home school support group.
- Mecklenburg - REACH: Resources and Extracurriculars for Achieving Charlotte Homeschoolers-
academic, service, and leadership opportunities, as well as college guidance, to middle and high school homeschoolers in the Charlotte area. We hold regular meetings at Ballantyne Presbyterian Church, featuring student-led clubs. This website offers links to volunteer opportunities, extracurriculars, and college resources (transcript templates, contact info for counselors, and test prep) for homeschoolers. Contact Drew Dansby at email@example.com or call 980-248-7292
- Mecklenburg, Union - Zoe Teen HS Group-
Charlotte, Christian Teen Group - Prom, Yearbook, activities.
- Moore - ARBC-
Acron Ridge Baptist homeschool group.
- Moore - Sandhills-
Sandhills Homeschool Connection
- Moore County - Preschool-
This is for those who are interested in homeschooling but do not yet have an active NC Homeschool. Preshool play days etc.
- Moore County – H.O.P.E.-
Moore County – H.O.P.E. in the Sandhills is for ELEMENTARY age children and up. We ask that you have at least one child actively home schooling to join our group. No fees - must maintain active membership.
- Moore, Hoke - Christian Home Educators of the Sandhills-
Providing a community resource and support system for Christian homeschooling parents and their children in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
- Muslim Crescent Explorers-
Raleigh, NC group open to residents in the triangle areas and neighboring cities.
- N Charlotte Secular HS Co-op-
Meeting in Charlotte Area - join their Facebook group for questions.
- NC - Hearts-
NORTH CAROLINA CHAPTER of H.E.A.R.T.S --Homeschoolers Educating, Assisting, & Reaching-out Through Service, NC-H.E.A.R.T.S. is uniting ALL LOCAL HOME EDUCATOR SUPPORT GROUP MEMBERS & volunteers for the good of our community. H.E.A.R.T.S.' purpose is to unite a very diverse group of homeschoolers in community service projects; and to generate increased public awareness, understanding, and acceptance of homeschoolers and homeschooling as a single focus - unrelated to any other issue.
- NC - Home Ed Directory
- NC Happy Secular Homeschoolers-
Facebook discussion group for secular homeschoolers
- NC Homeschool Adventures-
Raleigh Area Secular Homeschool group - very active meets for lots of fun activities.
- NC Homeschool Teen Artists-
This group provides a place for homeschooled teens (ages 13 through 19) in North Carolina who are passionate about art to share photos and/or videos of their creations. Only art related posts are allowed. Our goal is to create a casual environment for teens to show off their artistic skills, or to inspire hesitant teens to draw, paint, etc. and get positive feedback, thus enhancing their self esteem. Teens who have Facebook pages are encouraged to join in addition to their parent(s), and it can be a means for them to connect with other teens in the group. Any art style (2D or 3D) is welcome and encouraged (no sexually explicit artwork is allowed). Negative comments will not be tolerated. Group admins reserve the right to remove any inappropriate posts and unsubscribe members without notice when deemed necessary.
- New Hanover - Kingdom Colors-
Kingdom Colors is a very diverse group of homeschooling families from all ethnic/racial, religious/non-religious affiliations and homeschooling methods and curricula. Kingdom Colors maintains the philosophy that parents have the responsibility of raising and teaching their children according to their beliefs and values in the manner and style of their own choosing. Meeting in Wilmington North Carolina.
- New Hanover - Wilmington-
Wilmington Catholic Homeschoolers - New Hanover County and surrounding area of Wilmington, NC for info: info@
- New Hanover - Wilmington Circle Group-
Beginning Winter 2016 The Wilmington CIRCLE group is for families in the Wilmington and surrounding areas of the southeastern area of North Carolina. Check the FAQs and Guidelines at the link above and then contact them using the form.
- New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender - CHEW-
Christian Home Educators of Wilmington is an organization to provide information, support, encouragement, activities, educational experiences and fellowship for Christian homeschool families of all races and to promote homeschooling within our community.
- North Wake Teens-
North Wake Teen Homeschoolers is a secular support group for families with homeschoolers of middle and high school aged children (ages 11 and up) in Northern Wake County, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. (Parents and siblings are welcome to join in on many of the activities, but not all.) The group is member directed - meaning everyone is welcome and encouraged to plan events and activities.
- Onslow - ECHO-
ECHO is a Christian Homeschool Co-op offering weekly supplemental and enrichment activities for homeschooling families in Onslow County.
- Onslow - Relaxed Homeschoolers of Jacksonville-
This group was created to provide a community in the Jacksonville, NC and surrounding area for: relaxed homeschoolers, unschooling interested, those new to unschooling, and unschooling veterans regardless of religious/secular and political beliefs. We are here for: support, inspiration, camaraderie, friendship, park meet ups, occasional informal fieldtrips, etc. This group is *not* a co-op, but more of a homeschool "tribe" that meets up for weekly park days and other occasional meet ups.
- Onslow Secular Home Schoolers-
Secular Homeschool Group meeting in Onslow County, NC
- Onslow, Carteret - Carolina Christian Educators
- Onslow, W. Carteret - CCE-
Onslow & Carteret Counties- Carolina Christian Educators - 4-H Club, Geography Club and Field Trips
- Orange, Durham - Chapel Hill Homeschoolers-
Non-sectarian and non-discriminatory homeschool group - email@example.com or find them on Facebook
- Pasquotank - AHSL-
Homeschool Support in NE NC - the Albemarle Area of NC: Albemarle Homeschool Support League.
- Person County - H.E.A.R.-
Home Educators Association of Roxboro - Christian, non-denominational support group.
- Piedmont - Christian Minority HS-
Piedmont/Triad- Christian Minority Homeschoolers
- Piedmont Homeschoolers-
Very active Yahoo group with over 2,000 members. Offering advice on life and home education resources in the Piedmont of NC.
- Piedmont Triad Homeschoolers-
Triad Homeschoolers is a private group of homeschool families in Piedmont Triad area of NC. Focus is educational activities for middle & early high school aged homeschoolers.
- Piedmont Triad Nature Nuts-
Facebook Homeschooling group with a nature focus. Group activities involve getting out into natural areas: nature trails, forests, ponds/lakes/streams, waterfalls, bogs, etc. for observing and learning about bugs, animals, and plants in their natural habitats. Kids learning through free play & exploration.
- Piedmont Triad Secular Homeschoolers-
Facebook group for secular homeschoolers to share local events, organize outings and activities with one another, ask questions, and offer general support.
- Pitt - H.O.M.E.-
HOME is a non-exclusive Christian homeschool support group in Greenville, North Carolina- Facebook Group HERE
- Pitt - TRIBE Homeschoolers-
TRIBE stands for Totally Responsible Individual Based Education. We are a eclectic group with families from Pitt, Greene, Beaufort, and Edgecombe Counties.
- Pitt County - H.O.M.E.-
Non-exclusive Christian homeschool support group.
- Pitt County Homeschool Mamas-
This group is for MAMAS that HOMESCHOOL in and around PITT COUNTY, NC. To share ideas, ask questions, and support each other.
- Raleigh - CM Mothers NC-
Charlotte Mason Homeschool Support in Wake and Durham County areas - Christian homeschool group.
- Richmond County Home Educators-
A support group for home school families. Richmond County, NC and surrounding counties.
- Rockingham - RHE-
Rockingham- Reidsville Home Educators - Meeting at Reidsville Christian Church - all families welcome.
- Rockingham - Valley Home Educators: Serves NC & VA Homeschoolers-
Roller Skating, Field Trips & Other Activities, Graduation
- Rocky Mount Homeschoolers-
Rocky Mount Area - Dortches, Red Oak, Nashville, Whitakers, Enfield, Spring Hope, Wilson: This is a non-sectarian email list, and we welcome homeschoolers of any and every method. To become a member of the group, please provide a brief introduction and location.
- Rowan - RCHSA-
Christian Homeschool Support
- Rowan County - RCHSA-
Christian Homeschool Support Group.
- Secular Families Who Homeschool-
Secular & Inclusive Facebook discussion group & support for homeschooling.
- Secular HS Groups Forum-
Secular homeschoolers forum by state - includes a forum for NC secular home educators.
Johnston & Wake Counties- Secular Homeschoolers
- Single Homeschooling Parents-
Single Homeschoolers of NC Christian e-loop support.
- Southeast Triad Home Educators-
Guilford County- GSO- yahoo discussion group. Meets as the members desire.
- Stanly - SCH-
Stanly County Homeschoolers - Facebook Group
- Stanly Montgomery Homeschool Association-
Christian organization governed by Biblical principles open to those who homeschool and agree to defer to the policies and principles set by the board of directors. SMHSA is a homeschool group based in Stanly and Montgomery County, but has members in Anson and Cabarrus County. Opportunities for children age K-12, younger siblings and parents.
- Stanly Montgomery Homeschool Association
- Stokes Home Educators-
The Homeschool Facebook Group for the Stokes Home Educators of Stokes, Northern Forsyth, Surry and surrounding counties. Social gatherings each month, along with a field trip each month, and other events like skate days. Though we are an active bunch, our Facebook page is a wealth of information to help support our area of homeschool families. We also communicate through email if you are not a Facebook fan!
- Stokes, Surry Homeschoolers-
Non-religious and inclusive group for home educators in Surry & Stokes counties of NC.
- Tar River Home Educators-
Inclusive homeschool support group in the Halifax, Edgecombe, Martin, Pitt, Nash Counties, and surrounding areas: Halifax, Williamston, Greenville, Rocky Mount/Tarboro. Their Rule is: "if you don't mind driving to our activities, then you are welcome to join us." Group membership is by APPROVAL ONLY. Yahoo discussion & planning group. The group has no religious affiliation - all are welcome.
- Triad Area - TACKS - Triad Area Catholic Activity Group-
TACKS is a casual group for Triad Area, Catholic families who want to connect with like-minded friends and do great family activities. You can post things here that are family friendly that are coming up. AND you should indicate if you're planning on going, so people can jump on the bandwagon if they'd like to join you. So, it's a place to find local opportunities and a place to create "planned" or last minute outings. Note: A lot of us are home schoolers, so some of the posts may take an educational/field trip bent, but anyone is invited. New members should PM me with a request to tell me how they are connected to this area/community so we don't get any "creepers".
- Triad Homeschool Activity Group - THAG-
Facebook group, but meeting IRL. This is a group for anyone whose children (ages 5 and up) are not in public school in the Greensboro/Winston Salem/High Point area of North Carolina. It will be a place to ask questions and discuss the challenges of homeschooling. Members are expected to attend at least one meet-up, field trip or group activity per month. By joining, you agree to the guidelines of the group. Our mission statement: To help homeschool families in the Triad area find friendship and encouragement, learning opportunities, and helpful resources, in a community that is welcoming to all on this fun journey.
- Triad Homeschoolers-
Meeting on Tuesdays - Homeschoolers are in the Triad: Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point, North Carolina and the surrounding areas.
- Triangle - Generations HS-
Christian Home Education support and co-op
- Triangle Area - NC STARS-
Southeast Triangle Area Resources and Support for Homeschoolers (STARS) provides regular activities and opportunities for homeschooled children in their area of east central NC.
- Union - Shanan Classical - Co-op for PreK to 8th & High School Tutorials-
Academic Co-op, from a Biblical Perspective. Topic Related Field Trips with Public speaking and leadership skills emphasized. Home Schooling support and encouragement, drama & a science fair.Pre-college Level Courses for high school. Rigorous Courses with parent & student seminars and in-services. Social activities including community service, game nights, yearbook, and Prom.
- Union - Waxhaw Homeschool Connection
- Wake - Cary Homeschoolers-
All-inclusive, secular homeschool support group.
- Wake - Fuquay Varina Homeschoolers-
Southern Wake County and the surrounding areas.
- Wake - Garner Area Homeschoolers-
Testing, Teens, Classes Meet ups - homeschool support in the Garner Area.
- Wake - Homeschoolers of Holly Springs-
Secular "meet-up" Group $12 membership fee (free trial of 30 days) and members are from Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Cary, Raleigh, Garner, Lillington and more.
- Wake - Homeschoolers of Knightdale-
Homeschool "Meet Up" group geared toward young children ages 4-10 and their siblings. Older homeschoolers are welcome to join and participate in any of our events, please be advised events specifically for ages 11 and up will only be scheduled if they are requested and hosted by the requesting member. Our group is all about getting out of the house, making friends, and learning through fun experiences in Knightdale and throughout the Triangle. We do not have any requirements or restrictions based on beliefs or curriculum, we ask that all our members be open-minded.
- Wake - Homeschoolers of Morrisville-
Members are from from Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Knightdale, etc. There is a 60 day free trial to see if the group is a right fit for your family. After the trial ends, dues are $10 annually per family.
- Wake - Middle School & High School Connections-
Inclusive group for middle and high school homeschool families to connect and plan activities. Based in Fuquay Varina, NC as a sister group of Fuquay Varina Homeschoolers. If your child is not quite in middle school but is 8+, this group might still be for you and you will want to check out our sister group.
- Wake - NCH Adventures-
Co-op alternative - no forced participation, no fees and lots on hands-on fun. Field trips support and just an awesome group!
- Wake - Steadfast Home Ed-
Steadfast Home Educators is a Christian home school support group and co-op for birth through twelfth that meets weekly for enrichment classes, support, field trips, activities and family events: South Raleigh area, Garner & Fuquay-Varina
- Wake - The Homeschool Experience-
Offers secular & inclusive enrichment classes in the Raleigh area, field trips and excursions for homeschoolers in NC.
- Wake - Triangle Teens-
Tiangle Teens Homeschool Network is a social group for families of homeschooled teens in the Cary, Apex, Raleigh NC area. Teens have opportunities to meet, interact and build friendships.
- Wake Homeschool Connections-
Wake Homeschool Connections is a secular group and is open to homeschoolers throughout the Triangle. By joining this group, you are acknowledging that the group represents a diverse background of beliefs and homeschooling approaches.
- Wake – Homeschool Explorers-
Secular & Diverse
- Wake – Lighthouse CHA-
Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association
- Wake, Durham - NC HS Adventures-
Secular Group - all ages (most of our kids are 2nd grade up to highschool) secular Homeschool group exploring North Carolina together. Activities and fields trips in NC. Mostly in Raleigh area. No dues, No forced participation, the only rule is to respect everyone's views and opinions.
- Wake, Franklin - Homeschool Connections-
Meet-up group of homeschoolers in Wake Forest, Youngsville and North Raleigh areas meeting up for activities and field trips. Very active group. "We strive to be open-minded, tolerant, tactful, and to be aware of and responsive to the needs of others in our group."
- Wake, Franklin - Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association-
Monthly Parent meetings - Christian homeschool support
- Wake, Franklin - Wake Forest Homeschoolers-
Wake Forest Homeschoolers is an inclusive, secular homeschool support and activities group. They sponsor lots of activities, co-op, teen dances etc.
- Wake, Triangle Area - Dayspring HE-
Christian Home Educators Group: primarily Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina
- Watauga County - High County Christian HS
- Watauga County - Tapestry of Grace Co-op-
Preschool through High School Co-op - If you are interested in joining please contact Tina Jobe firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebecca Riddle email@example.com.
- Watauga, Ashe & Avery - Classical Conversations-
Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge programs in the High Country: Boone, Lenoir, Wilksboro and Elkin. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Classicalconverations.com for more information.
- Wayne - Heart of Wayne County-
Homeschool Support in Goldsboro, NC.
- Wayne - Wayne County Home Schoolers-
Inclusive group - embraces diversity, to include all ethnicities, religions, genders, ages, and orientations. Once your Facebook membership request is received, you receive an application and liability waiver form or request membership by EMAIL.
- Wayne - WCCHE-
Wayne County Christian Home Educators
- Western NC - E.A.R.T.H.-
Counties in NC & SC including Rutherford, Cleveland, Burke, Mcdowell, Buncombe, Henderson, Polk in NC. Inclusive group: Exploration, Acceptance, Respect, Togetherness, Homeschooling. Yahoo forum where homeschooling families can connect with other local homeschoolers.
- Wilkes - Blue Ridge CHE-
Wilkes County- Blue Ridge Christian Home Educators
- Wilmington - WHO-
The Wilmington Homeschool Organization (WHO) - secular home schooling; play dates, field trips, home school gatherings, organized classes, etc. Gatherings and activities are primarily the product of member initiative.
- Wilmington Catholic HS-
Wilmington Catholic Homeschoolers is a group of local families residing in the Wilmington, North Carolina area. We provide support to homeschooling families by offering learning opportunities through field trips, group classes, and holiday celebrations: MNO, book clubs and more.
- Wilmington- CHEW-
Christian Home Educators of Wilmington is a local support group for home-schooling families in the Wilmington area. There are monthly support nights to keep families up-to-date, a co-op for students to enjoy classes with other students, as well as family activities and group field trips.
- Wilson - CHOW-
CHOW is a Christian organization formed to strengthen and encourage homeschooling families in and around Wilson County, North Carolina: family meetings, fellowships, filed days, art etc.
- Wilson - Inclusive Homeschoolers-
We are a secular support group in Wilson, North Carolina. There are no membership fees. Everyone is welcome, and our only requirement is that members are tolerant of others' beliefs. New members must be sponsored or attend a park day or other gathering before subscribing to the discussion list.
- Wilson - PACE-
Proud Advocates of Children’s Education - our regular club activities will meet on Thursdays from 2:00-3:30 pm beginning in September and ending in May. We also have a book club, field trips, service projects and science and geography fairs. For information join on Facebook or contact them by EMAIL.
- Yadkin - Roots Homeschool Club-
This page is dedicated to providing support and community for fellow homeschool
ers in Yadkin County.
- Yadkin -Wild & Free-
Wild + Free North Carolina is a Christian community for wild and free mamas to connect with one another, encourage one another, In doing Nature Study, great literature, and field trips: http://www.bewildandfree.org/
- Yancy, Mitchell, Avery - Toe River Christian Homeschoolers-
T.R.C.H. seeks to further the interests of private home education in Yancey, Mitchell, and Avery counties in North Carolina through encouragem
ent, social activities, field trips, arts and educationa l opportunit ies. T.R.C.H. is operated on the basis of Biblical principles and living faith, welcoming any homeschool ing families who will subscribe to our Christian ideals and guidelines and adhere to our Mission Statement and Code of Character. We are an open group and do not discrimina te on the basis of race, religion or homeschool ing method. T.R.C.H. is not affiliated with any denominati on or political party and we do not require a statement of faith.
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If one decided to use an online private school is a letter of intent needed
Hi Elizabeth – NC law does not allow “umbrella” schools, so you do need to establish your homeschool by sending the DNPE your Notice of Intent to Homeschool. According to the DNPE, even if you are enrolling and using an online program’s materials etc., you fall under the homeschool category. From the NCDNPE Handbook: “Enrollment in Distance Learning Programs” – “A North Carolina family may legally enroll its students in a distance learning program (such as a correspondence, internet-based, or audio/video program), and utilize that organization’s textbooks, curriculum, learning materials, etc.
However, if the student is at least age 7 but not yet age 16 (age 18 if the student wishes to obtain/retain a North Carolina driver’s license), the family must first establish its own North Carolina home school by
listing it with DNPE. When doing so, the family must list the parent/guardian’s name as the home school owner, chief administrator and instruction provider as well as the parent/guardian’s address and telephone number (NOT that of the distance learning program). On an on-going basis from that point, the family must always then satisfy all of North Carolina’s home school laws—including the maintenance of the state mandated home school records at the home school site. “
home school (It’s 2 words people.. do the spell check! The word “homeschool” is not in any dictionary, with or without a hyphen) That said, I’ve been a home school member for many years. It would be really nice if the different home school associations would actually include an active phone number. Emails are never returned. I’ve sent many. NONE were ever answered. I suppose you should forget Home school if you don’t know the right person or attend the proper church. It would be nice if someone would open one in the Mocksville / Forsyth County area that was friendly and easy to reach. Ask yourself this: what other association sends you straight to payment page when you inquire about the organization? What other organization expects you to send funds prior to speaking with said organization? I don’t mean to sound harsh but after hours of forms and endless emails unanswered it makes one annoyed to say the least.
Hi Yazz Mom “Homeschooling” (one word) is a moniker that was decided upon by proponents of educating children at home and it is perfectly appropriate to write it either as one word or to write it as two words. It is a matter of preference. I am sorry you are frustrated. This site doesn’t have any payment page on it, so I am not sure how to address your comment. If you are looking for a support group, there are several in Davie and Forsyth Counties, you should check the link section. FHE is a group you can join online for only $10 and TEACH is a group in Davie County that would love to add you to their free Yahoo group. Just follow the links I have provided here (scroll down the sidebar). If for some reason you can’t find them on the side bar, you can search this website by county to find information on the group’s activities. Good Luck to ya!
I don’t have any idea which organization sends you to a “payment page”. TEACH charges no membership fee ( https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/TEACHHOMEEDUCATORS/info) and I have been blessed by membership in FHE for many years- they are very helpful and have never charged anyone to answer questions about home education. Go to their contact page and someone can get back to you with information about the group and answer any questions you may have: http://ncfhe.org/contact/
Hi, I’m getting ready to pull my daughter out of public school for a number of reasons to home school. I have to admit, I’m scared at the prospect, but I have to feel that its for the best. What’s the best way to transition?
Hi Chelle! I can think of a couple of things you might want to try in order to transition your student into a homeschool situation. 1) Allow the student a light schedule of core academics, initially and participate in a lot of activities in a homeschool support group and give them time to do a hobby. This will help them to make new friends so that they do not feel they are “missing out” or socially isolated, and it gives them time to think “creatively” which they have not been encouraged to do while in the school system. Build up to a full academic schedule slowly to give them time to digest their new lifestyle. for some kids it can be a huge change- especially our social butterflies 🙂 2) Unschool for a season of time- sometimes this is called de-schooling. You take the student to field trips and to the library, allowing them to chose subject matter and providing hands-on activities. This is not “watching TV all day”, but might include allowing them to watch educational videos and documentaries and reading library books, instead of using textbooks. You are simply guiding the student toward educational fun instead of allowing them to play video games all day and/or stifling them with a strict routine when they just got out of that system. For your free thinkers, this is the taste of intellectual freedom that will ensure they never want to go back to “school”! Please let us know how this goes- I would love to hear back from you!
How does the graduation work?
Hi Amy- Graduation in NC works like this; your registered homeschool is considered to be a private school for the purposes of graduation. Students are expected to be awarded credit for their homeschool and co-op classes by that school. We can create an official transcript which shows our grading scale, credits awarded, student GPA, community service hours, and graduation date expected. My daughter’s college had additional requirements (UNC-School of the Arts) which they told me up front, such as a certain number of credit hours and the requirement that I turn in to them course descriptions so that they could see what my daughter had been learning in her high school years.
I used the grading scale of the county in which I live and used the NC public schools’ scope and sequence to be sure that I was including all the courses that she would need to be accepted into a state college.
Hope this helps- post here, or email me if you have any other questions. Merit
Thanks for including me in your post!
Sure Lori- glad to be able to point people to valuable info like yours!!!
Were you on Yahoo 360?
Hi Lori- yes actually I have been around that long that I was on Yahoo 360! LOL…we sure have come a long way since then haven’t we? I am glad that I found your blog and we have reconnected. We 360 ‘ers have to be sure to keep in touch!
Yes, I don’t know how you have time to do all you do! I just made the connection last night. I’m slow at times. 🙂
Well, I like to stay busy and out of trouble- lol! Do you use Facebook? If yes, look me up- I have the same profile pic so people can find me 🙂
I did, but too much drama, so I closed my account. I’m on G+, though. Just sticking to G+, Twitter, and WordPress.
Yes- I really do not have drama on my Facebook or I would have quit it too! Too much life going on to waste time with that! I will look for you on Twitter to be sure I am following! I am on Google+ too but I keep forgetting to check it!
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