Homeschooling in North Carolina

North Carolina is a great state in which to homeschool.  In the western mountains where I live, homeschools thrive. According to the NC Department of Non-Public Education, Buncombe County is ranked third for total number of homeschools operating in the state even though by population Buncombe is the seventh largest county. Similarly, Henderson County ranks 14th for number of homeschools but 25th in population. Perhaps this is due to the great number of resources and support groups such as AGAPE available to help families in their educational journeys.

For those thinking about homeschooling or new to the state, here are some great links to help you.
School attendance is mandatory for children aged 7-16. In NC, homeschool fall under the Department of Non-Public Education. To fill out a notice of intent to homeschool, download an attendance card or find out about current homeschooling requirements, please visit their

North Carolina Department of Non-Public Education.

While there are several state-wide support groups, one of the oldest (established in 1984 when homeschooling was still a young movement) and largest with a yearly conference in the Winston-Salem area in May is the North Carolinians for Home Education.  The conference is a great place to reconnect with old friends, watch homeschooled high schoolers graduate and buy every homeschool resource under the sun.

North Carolinians for Home Education

Congratulations! Homeschooling is not just an educational choice, it is a family adventure.

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