“My oldest child is starting Kindergarten at home next year. Must I register our homeschool with the state of North Carolina yet? I’ve heard that I must register her school with the Department of Nonpublic Education right away.” ~Amy
No, Amy, that’s false information. The truth is that if you live in NC, and your child has never been enrolled in public school, you do not have to register your homeschool until they are 7 years old, no matter what his/her grade level. Just because he/she is entering Kindergarten doesn’t mean you are required to register your homeschool just yet.
However, if your child has ever been enrolled in public school, then even if they are not yet 7, you must withdraw them from public school, and register your homeschool with the state. This exception may be why you’ve heard the recommendation to register your school in Kindergarten.
For More Information:see General Statutes of North Carolina 115C-378
If you don’t live in North Carolina, but would like to know more about your state’s homeschooling laws, check out HSLDA’s legal analyses.
Last week I got to attend the annual homeschool conference held by North Carolinians for Home Education, Thrive!, where thousands of attendees were encouraged and inspired on their homeschooling journey.
When we hold the Bible in our hands, we hold a grand story – a sweeping narrative of all the story of the world. We’re dropping things out of the story, important things. The point of this story is Jesus. That’s what it’s all about. – John Stonestreet, NCHE Conference 2015 How We (Mis)handle the Scripture: Teaching the Bible Biblically. #nche2015
At the book fair with THE Jim Weiss – the voice behind my Story of the World CD’s – and now I have the whole collection! Jim says “Stories are the vehicle for teaching our kids information, but even more, the ethics we believe in.” His 50+ recordings, winners of over 100 awards, are stories from history or classic literature. Www.greathall.com #nche2015