NC non-public education

Home School Requirements

  • Non public school consisting of the children of not more than two families or households
    • Parents can hire tutors
    • Children can participate in group settings to receive instruction
  • Requirements
    • Parents must hold at least a high school diploma or its equivalent.
    • Send to DNPE a Notice of Intent to Operate a Home School. The notice must include the name and address of the school along with the chief administrator.​
      • Only need to register after your oldest child turns 7 years old
    • Maintain on file for at least one calendar year
      • Attendance records
      • Immunization records
      • Annual testing records for each enrolled student
        • Where to take tests?
        • The North Carolina home school testing law requires that the test satisfy these three criteria:
          • nationally standardized (reports scores as national percentiles, stanines and/or grade equivalents and compares student test results to a national norm)
          • an achievement test (one measuring subject knowledge)
          • covers at least the subject areas of English grammar, reading, spelling and mathematics
        • List of common home school tests
          • ACT w/essay  
          • BASI  
          • Brigance  
          • CAT  
          • CLT 10  
          • CLT 8  
          • IOWA (ITBS)  
          • MAP  
          • PASS  
          • SAT
          • Stanford  
          • Terra Nova  
          • Test Point  
          • WIAT  
          • Woodcock Johnson  
          • WRAT

Software

  • iReady
    • Very interactive math exercises
    • Has the ability to do math and English
  • Boost
    • Used for helping with English

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