Charlotte Home Educators Association

CHEA is an association of Charlotte area support groups whose purpose is to promote better communication, support, fellowship, and unity among Charlotte homeschoolers.


Homeschooling in North Carolina

In North Carolina, homeschoolers enjoy the freedom of minimal state requirements. Homeschooling is regulated by the NC Division of Non-Public Education. Full documentation about legal requirements and how to register a homeschool can be found at:

North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education (NCDNPE)

Additional information regarding how to homeschool in NC can be found at:

North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE)

or by contacting one of CHEA's support groups.

Support Groups


Applications for new groups wanting to join CHEA must be received by January 1st or June 1st.

New Member Group Application


CHEA Newsletter

This publication is distributed quarterly to all CHEA groups, representing approximately 1300 families. The CHEA Newsletter Editorial Policy provides deadlines and guidelines for submissions and advertising. Deadlines are strictly adhered to.

Newsletter Editorial Policy

CHEA Newsletter


A brochure describing each CHEA group’s philosophy is available at most public libraries in the Charlotte- Mecklenburg County system and surrounding areas. To order more copies:


Time-sensitive information, which cannot be passed on through the monthly support group newsletters, may go through the URGENT Email Chain. Each group will determine the relevance of passing any message on to its members. To start a CHEA Urgent Email Chain, contact the CHEA Director


CHEA Member Group Information

Each CHEA group is unique in personality and philosophy. We encourage each other’s uniqueness, knowing that these differences offer many more opportunities for our homeschool families. There are also certain traits, which are common to successful support groups. As an association, we strive to ensure that all our member groups are strong, no matter their size and individuality. To help accomplish this goal, and maintain our credibility, CHEA requires each member group to adhere to a reasonable minimum standard.

CHEA Minimum Requirements

CHEA Singers

The CHEA Singers program was created to provide choral training for homeschooled students in the greater Charlotte area. There are over 250 singers who meet on Tuesday afternoons in the Matthews area to participate in various choirs for ages 6-19. Our desire is to produce skilled musicians who seek to serve others and glorify God through singing.

CHEA Singers

CHEA Event Calendar

CHEA Calendar