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Homeschooling in North Carolina

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North Carolina Homeschool Information

Homeschooling is a great choice for families in North Carolina! Find out how to homeschool, what the homeschool requirements are for North Carolina residents, connect with local homeschoolers, find nearby classes and co-ops, discover field trip destinations, and much more.

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.

image of gavel with man's hand pointing to a passage in a book and text Show Me in the Law - the show me letter that can prevent overreach by school administrators A quick note about sticking to what the law requires:
The "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 [Read more...]

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... [Read more...]

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

From the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education. [Read more...]

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

From the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education. [Read more...]

North Carolina Resource Pages & Places

Triangle Education Assessments, LLCAPEX

Triangle Education Assessments, LLC has been in business for nearly three decades in the Raleigh, NC area. We are a one-stop shop for all of your nationally standardized achievement and cognitive t... [Read more...]

Wynns Family PsychologyGreensboro

Wynns Family Psychology is a specialty practice dedicated to serving children, adolescents, and families. Our focus is to deliver high-quality therapy treatment, te... [Read more...]

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – North CarolinaNorth Carolina Statewide

Discussions and Resources for North Carolina Homeschoolers [Read more...]

North Carolina HomeschoolingNorth Carolina Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in North Carolina [Read more...]

SMART Testingstatewide North Carolina

SMART Testing serves homeschool families in the entire state of North Carolina as well as other states. We currently have opening for testing with the Woodcock Johnson IV, Iowa Complete, Iowa Core... [Read more...]

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