North Carolina Homeschool Law – NC Homeschool Laws

Understanding Your Rights

Knowing the requirements for homeschooling in North Carolina is one key to successful homeschooling. That is why we have provided you with specific information on homeschooling in North Carolina and helpful links to NC’s Department of Education, homeschool requirements, North Carolina homeschool laws, and legal support resources.

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Links for North Carolina Homeschool Laws

North Carolina Department of Education Site

North Carolina Homeschool Site

We will update our records on a yearly basis, but if any new legislation goes into effect for your state, it should be listed here.

NC Homeschool Summary

If you are homeschooling in the state of North Carolina, you will need to know the following:

  1. Submit a Notice of Intent to Homeschool. You can use this link to submit the form electronically. You must submit after July 1 of your first year. You only need to do this once. However, you must notify the Department of Education if you cease your homeschooling program. 
  2. Take standardized testing each year. Records of the test results must be retained at the home school for at least one year and made available to DNPE when requested.
  3.  Parents/guardians must hold at least a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  4.  Disease immunization and annual attendance records for each student must be maintained.

Homeschool Resources

North Carolina HSLDA Reference Site

For additional information, including a downloadable PDF with a detailed analysis of your state’s homeschool laws and legal counsel, be sure to become a member of the HSLDA for a yearly fee.

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