Membership Requirements

A. Membership is offered on a household basis to homeschool families. We believe that God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime.

B. Membership is available on two levels – Full and Honorary

C. To qualify for Full Membership, applicants must:

  • A. Live in Johnston County or any bordering county AND
  • B. Have one or more children:
  1. Pre-compulsory school age and demonstrating an active, supportive interest in Home Education OR
  2. 2. Currently enrolled in a homeschool that is registered with DNPE and/or in full compliance with North Carolina homeschooling law OR
  3. 3. Graduated from homeschooling.

D. Honorary membership is available at the discretion of the Board to those who do not qualify for Full Membership.

E. Each member family must pay a non-refundable annual membership fee unless other arrangements are made through the Membership Secretary with the approval of the Board. Dues are payable in July, and apply only through the next July.

F. Members must submit all required forms and applications and provide signature to appropriate documents.

G. Each family will contribute to the work effort for the activities that they participate in during the year. To simplify the coordination of these events, each family will be asked to complete a questionnaire indicating the activities in which they are likely to participate. It is extremely important that applicants participate in this survey in order for JCHE leadership to make decisions regarding which activities will continue to be facilitated in the coming year.

H. Members have a responsibility to access the communications made available by JCHE, such as, but not limited to, newsletters, email group/databases, website, membership directory, etc.

I. Families must operate their home school in compliance with N.C. law.

J. The JCHE membership roster is for member use only.

K. Membership signifies willingness to respect and defer to JCHE policies and philosophies.