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Home Education Used Book Fair

Open to the Public

(largest in the area)
Monday, May 18th, 2015 near Hickory
Penelope Baptist Church @ 3310 Main Avenue NW, Hickory 28601

exit #121 off I-40 - go North and you will run right into it. (1.7 miles)

3:00 until 5:00 (set up 2:30)

Come and sell your used books and materials. Come and buy used books and materials. All area counties / support groups / homeschool families/ private schools invited to participate and shop. There will be a small fee for the pavilion. There is a $3.00 fee to sell and/or shop. We rent this building from the church.

If you need more specific directions please email dawnhartman@charter.net or visit the Ace Homeschool Association website at www.acehomeschoolers.org

(Posted: 4/14/15 at 1:23 PM)


Kids Field Day (at the Used Book Fair)

Open to the Public

Calling all kids! While your parents are selling and shopping for curriculum plan to participate in the Kids Field Day outside hosted by the Homeschool Student Council.

Events such as Soccer Kick, 50 yard dash, Jump Rope, Basketball Throw, Potato Sack Race,etc. will be going on. A total of 8 events/stations will be set up. Wear sneakers and be ready to win some ribbons in your age bracket.

This event is free if your parents paid $3.00 for the book sale. If you plan to come to Field Day and not the Used Book Sale the cost for you is $3.00.

3:00 until 5:00

RSVP with Luke Kelty (Homeschool Student Council Field Day Committee Leader) 828-495-2153, no1ofconsequence@gmail.com

(Posted: 4/14/15 at 1:23 PM)


The Number of Homeschools Continues to Grow in NC

A report published by the NC Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) indicates that homeschooling in NC continues its rapid growth. Since the law was passed in 1988, the number of homeschools has grown at an annual compound growth rate of more that 16%. Last year, the number of homeschools grew by 7,603 to 60,950. The state estimates that there are about 1.6 students per homeschool for a total of 98,172 students ages 6 through 17. An informal survey of homeschools in Mecklenburg County several years ago concluded there were three students per homeschool. If, we use a conservative estimate of 2.5 students per homeschool, there are more than 150,000 being educated at home. Putting this into perspective, the largest school district in the state, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, has a total student enrollment of 142,612, and the total private school enrollment in NC was 95,768 students last year. Here is a link to the DNPE data and an additional article.

Just a few fun facts... DNPE put out the enrollment numbers for homeschooler for this past school year. I have listed the number of schools (NOT students) per county around here. If I missed your county check out DNPE.

Alexander 3 (REALLY??? If this is correct, it is the smallest county in the state)
Burke 605
Caldwell 553
Catawba 920

Total: 60,950 for 2013-14 school year

(Posted: 7/31/14 at 10:48 AM)

More information on Discovery Days is now available!

Go to www.discoverydays.wordpress.com to learn.

(Posted: 7/27/14 at 10:01 PM)

NCHE Annual Conference & Bookfair

Hope you had a great time at the Conference. Go to www.nche.com for more info about all that NCHE has to offer.

(Posted: 7/27/14 at 10:01 PM)

Conference Recordings

Conference Recordings can be purchased from Manna Recording for up to one year after the conference. Mp3 downloads cost $4.00 each. CDs cost $6.00 each. Unfortunately, we are not able to record the Talent Showcase because of copyright restrictions.

(Posted: 7/27/14 at 10:01 PM)

Ace Members Have Enjoyed:

    Educational Activities
  • Art Classes
  • Art Classes (Museum of Art)
  • Biology/ Science Labs
  • Book-It Reading Program
  • Co-op Classes Twice A Month
  • Classical Conversation
  • Curriculum Library
  • Debate Classes
  • Field Trips/College Visits
  • Finance Classes
  • Graduation Exercises
  • History
  • Presidential Fitness Challenge
  • Scholastic Book Program
  • Science & History Fair
  • Science Center Programs
  • Spelling/Geography Bees
  • Testing Resources
  • Theater Classes & Performances
  • Toastmasters Public Speaking Classes
  • Unit Study Groups
  • Weekly Reader Program
  • Writing Classes

    Clubs
  • American Girl Club
  • Homeschool 4-H Clubs
  • Keepers/Contenders of the Faith
  • Knitting Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Video Conferencing Book Clubs

    Games
  • Field Day
  • Strategy Games
  • Team Building Games
  • Teen Scavenger Hunts/Parties/Bonfires

    Other Activities
  • Ace Gatherings
  • Adventure Trips
  • Annual Used Book Sale
  • Archery
  • Group Directory
  • Group E-Mail Discussions
  • Guest Speakers
  • Gym Day
  • Gymnastics
  • Hikes/Camping Trips
  • Homeschool Band
  • Irish Step Dancing
  • Moms Night Out
  • Pottery
  • Prom
  • Support Meetings
  • Updated Calendar of Events
  • Yahoo! Group
  • Yearbook
  • YMCA Gym and Swimming
  • YMCA Homeschool Days