The North Carolina Division of Non-public Education continues to make improvements to their website that make our lives easier in so many ways. Now home educators can now do almost all their reporting online, you can request a Driver’s Eligibility form online for your teens, print out a Homeschool teacher’s card, and you can verify or update your homeschool information at their website too. You can still give them a call at (919) 733-4276 to request a DEC, or for questions.
From their website:
The North Carolina Division of Non Public Education now provides a way for Chief Administrators of home schools to update their contact information and school enrollment numbers or to close their home school online. This will allow Chief Administrators to submit changes to their home school information at any time during the year.
The online Home School Updates and Changes form replaces the Annual Home School Update Survey. Home schools will no longer need to fill out an annual survey or otherwise inform DNPE of continued operation from year to year.
Update information received through the Home School Updates and Changes web portal will be used for correction of home school information in DNPE’s records. Submitted changes via the online Home School Updates and Changes form will be processed within 5-7 business days. After 5-7 business days, you will be able to go to DNPE’s website and print a Home School Verification Record that will reflect any changes made to contact information.
To gain access to the form, you will need to enter your School ID. If you do not know your School ID, you can retrieve your School ID on DNPE’s website by providing the email address you used to register your home school. If you did not provide an email address or are otherwise unable to retrieve your School ID, please contact DNPE for assistance at (919) 733-4276.
Participation in the online Home School Updates and Changes program is completely voluntary. Your participation helps the Division of Non-Public Education ensure accuracy and efficiency.
This procedure will take the place of the updates we used to do by postcards each year. Remember DO NOT file a new NOI every year- just update your information with them at the online form above.
If you are just beginning your home education program, and your student will be seven this school year, you will need to file your Notice of Intent to Operate a Homeschool, online (except during the months of May and June!). They still request that you provide proof of your high school diploma and you can fax that to them at the secure fax line they will send to you in a follow-up email.
Please note, it came to my attention recently, the web filing system for Homeschool NOI’s is only available during business hours, (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) so if you are an early bird and find you have trouble filling online there, check the time, and try later!
I think the improvements make their website very “user friendly”!