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    North Carolina Homeschool Laws

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    North Carolina


    At least each year you must test your child using a nationally standardized test.
    The test must measure achievement in English grammar, reading, spelling and mathematics.

    Test scores must be maintained for one year and made available for reasonable inspection by a duly authorized representative of the state of North Carolina.

    You are required to submit a Notice of Intent to the NC Department of Non-Public Education. This is a one time submission.

    The notice must contain the name and address of your homeschool and the name of the homeschool owner and chief administrator.


    DNPE has a form for recording attendance HERE.

    Your homeschool must comply with the 9 calendar month requirement.

    High School Diploma or Equivalent.


    Religious and medical exemptions are available.

    *The information on this page is for general use only. It should not be taken as legal advice. It is believed to be accurate however state and federal laws change every year. recommends joining an organization such as the Home School Legal Defense Association before your homeschooling adventure begins. HSLDA can provide complete, accurate, legal advice and services for homeschooling families.

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