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Homeschooling in North Carolina

by Mary Ann Kelley

North Carolina New York Homeschool Laws & Information

Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code (which is usually online at your state's official website) for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. Also keep in mind that interpretations of the code—whether provided by school districts or homeschool groups—can be helpful, but may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.

Quicklinks for Homeschooling in North Carolina

Use the secondary navigation menu above to quickly make your way to pages for North Carolina state organizations, local homeschool groups, classes, co-ops, field trips, and more.

TheHomeSchoolMom - The Show Me letter politely asks school officials to show where the law says the request for information is legally permissableThe "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!

Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

NCHE: Homeschool Law in North Carolina

Links to info on the NCDNPE Site

North Carolina Department of Administration – Non-Public Education

From the Division of Non-Public Education. The North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) exists by authority of G.S. 115C-553, 561, 563(b) and 566(a) to administer the requirements o...

North Carolina Department of Administration – Home School Requirements, Reminders and Recommendations

From the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education.

North Carolina Department of Administration – Frequently Asked Home School Question Topics

From the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education.

North Carolina Resource Pages & Places

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – North CarolinaNorth Carolina Statewide

Discussions and Resources for North Carolina Homeschoolers

North Carolina HomeschoolingNorth Carolina Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in North Carolina

Pathways ConsultingTriangle/Research Triangle

Pathways Consulting provides free workshops to homeschool groups on Career Exploration for high school students as well as free workshops for parents on "5 Ways to Help Your Student Explore Careers."

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