We advise and assist families seeking to establish and maintain a homeschool.
In North Carolina, parents are permitted to home school their children as prescribed by North Carolina General Statute § 115C-563(a). G.S. § 115C-563(a) defines a home school as “a nonpublic school consisting of the children of not more than two families or households, where the parents or legal guardians or members of either household determine the scope and sequence of academic instruction, provide academic instruction, and determine additional sources of academic instruction.” Instruction can be provided in many different formats including at a private residence, through cooperative programs, or through virtual and on-line private schools.
Homeschools are administered by the North Carolina Division of Nonpublic Education (DNPE). Their website has extensive and readily accessible information about homeschooling.
We recommend you review the information contained on the DNPE website to educate yourself about homeschooling requirements before you decide to homeschool your child.
The laws related to homeschooling in North Carolina are found at North Carolina General Statute § 115C, Article 39.