Beyond the Box El Paso Homeschool Conference; More Homeschoolers in Connecticut

El Paso Homeschool Association Hosting Conference In July | El Paso Herald-Post

Officials with EPHA share that the conference “brings much needed-information to those who are interested in homeschooling as an option to educate their children.” To that end, the EPHA connects families to local, state and national organizations that advocate for education rights.

SCS conducts Home School Parent Night – The Stanly News & Press

Stanly County Schools hosted a homeschool parent night on June 14 at Stanly County Board of Education. Superintendent Jeff James and other SCS representatives presented parents with information about new educational opportunities for homeschooled children in the county.

Library prepares ‘homeschool connection’ initiative through LSTA grant funding

The Lincoln County Public Library has once again received the EZ Literacy and Lifelong Learning Grant through the Library Services and Technology Act. LSTA grants are funds awarded to the State Library of North Carolina by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services with the purpose of enhancing the role of libraries as community leaders in advancing literacy and lifelong learning.

Homeschool student wins grant for community garden

Faith Novak, a local home schooler, is not yet even 16 years old but already has a burgeoning passion for sustainable living, youth, and entrepreneurship. In 2017, Novak found an opportunity to realize those passions in the form of a grant application from Dominos and AdCap.

More Connecticut parents turn to home schooling kids

The concept of homeschooling used to be synonymous with images of devout Christians in rural southern states, who – objecting to secular education and the lack of emphasis on “traditional values” – took matters into their own hands.

Homeschool Student Earns Associates and Certified Nursing Assistant License

Homeschool Student Earns Associates and Certified Nursing Assistant License

Bailey Hartman has graduated high school and earned her associates in arts degree from Catawba Valley Community College.

Hartman took advantage of the Career and College Promise Scholars program that allows North Carolina high school students to attend college full-time tuition free while still in high school.

According to Bailey’s mother, Dawn Hartman, the flexibility of the CCPS program is well-suited for homeschooling families.

Bailey plans to use the 63 college credits she’s earned towards a degree in nursing.

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South Wake Homeschool Football in 9th Year

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South Wake Homeschool football still going strong

South Wake Homeschool Crusaders football coach Russ Zacek understands the stereotypes about home-schooled kids. Among the negative associations are overprotective parents and anti-social kids. But for athletes who are home-schoolers, such characteristics fit with more with individual sports; not football. It would seem concussion worries might discourage football participation, if parents were as overprotective as they’re made out to be.

NC Homeschoolers Now at 100,000

N.C. homeschooling hits 100,000 enrollment milestone

Homeschooling reached a milestone in North Carolina in the 2014-15 school year. The number of students enrolled in homeschools in the state topped 100,000. Officially, the N.C. Division of Non-Public Education lists 106,853 students in homeschools, up from 98,172 the previous year, or a 9 percent increase. In 1985-86, the first year homeschooling was legal in North Carolina, 809 students were educated at home. Of the 67,804 home schools in the state, 41,522 are considered religious while another 26,282 are independent home schools.

Homeschool Information Fair This Weekend

Homeschool Information Fair scheduled

With the start of the new school year around the corner, an event is planned for this weekend to help area families who homeschool their children.
A Homeschool Information Fair will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Swansboro branch of the Onslow County Library.
This marks the first year for the event at the Swansboro branch and is an addition to the Homeschool Fair that has been held each spring for the past six years at the Jacksonville branch.