Thrive! Conference
Talent Showcase
Do you know a talented homeschool student? The Talent Showcase is always a highlight of the conference. It's time to start working on those auditions to submit to the committee! The deadline to submit is March 31. The committee is open to a variety of talents, so don't limit your thinking to the usual music and dance. Some of the past talents have been film making, drama, Tae Kwon Do, jump rope and sign language. Help us spread the word to all of your talented homeschool friends, and if you would like to recommend a student to us, we will contact them.

NCHE Athletic Commission
Upcoming Events
High School Swimming Championship
Saturday, February 3, 12:00 p.m. at the Gateway YWCA,
1300 S. Main St, Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Eastern and Western Regional Basketball Tournaments
East Feb. 12-13, 16-17, Wake Forest, NC
West Feb.16-17 Winston-Salem, NC
State Basketball Tournament
February 23-24, Greensboro, NC
For more information, see

Meet the NCHE Board
On Flexibility in Homeschooling
Does North Carolina have educational standards for homeschools? How fexible can you be? What kind of freedom do you have to set the subjects and timing of your homeschool?

Watch this video of Spencer Mason, our Law and Policy Director for North Carolinians for Home Education, explaining the answers to these questions.

High School Graduation
Do you have a graduate this spring? NCHE offers:

  • a state-wide graduation ceremony, June 2
  • a distinctive diploma
  • a GREENHOUSE Magazine to recognize graduates.
  • college scholarships

Learn more about these offerings at our Graduate Central. Deadline to apply for the graduation ceremony or submit for GREENHOUSE recognition is March 1. Scholarship application deadline is March 15. Diplomas are available year-round.

Homeschool Opportunities
Airborne & Special Ops Museum
Join NCHE families for our field trip to the Airborne & Special Ops Museum on February 27 in Fayetteville. Deadline to register isFebruary 25.

Family Camping at Morrow Mountain State Park
Join NCHE and other homeschooling families at Morrow Mountain State Park, March 16-18. Pre-registration is required by March 1. Space is limited.

Eta Zeta Chapter of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Honor Society Writing Contest
The deadline for all submissions is March 1st, 2018. For more information click here.

Updates to NCHE Website and Your Account
The NCHE website is being gradually updated to be more mobile friendly. If you have not signed into your NCHE account since January 9, 2018, you will need to create a new password. From the NCHE homepage, click on the "Member Login" link in the upper right corner of the page. Click on the "Lost Password" link on the Log In page. Then, enter your email address, and click the "Get New Password" button. You will be sent an email with instructions on how to reset your password. Once you are logged in to your NCHE WordPress dashboard, scroll down and generate a new password by clicking on the “Generate Password” button. Enter the password you want into the field that opens. Then scroll down and click the “Update User” button. To get to the home page click on the “North Carolinians for Home Education” link in the top left corner. You will not be able to access your downloads, membership ID, transaction history, or order history until the upgrade is complete. If you need help, contact Spencer Mason,704-661-6299,

Articles of Interest
Each week we look for articles that you might be interested in so that we can share them with you.

Increasing Numbers of Parents Are Choosing to “Unschool” Their Kids

Homeschooling, Worldview, and the State—Who’s Responsible?

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Our Mission

  • protect the freedom to educate at home
  • provide encouragement and support to families choosing home education for their children
  • promote home education as an excellent educational alternative

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