Notice of Intent to Operate a Home School

Select Your Method of Filing


A reminder that:

  • Notice of Intents are not accepted in or for the month of May and June.
  • The State of North Carolina home school statistical year begins each July 1 and concludes the following June 30.  Therefore, do not file your Notice of Intent until after July 1 of the home school statistical year in which you will begin your home school program.
  • Chief Administrators of home schools do not need to fill out a Notice of Intent to continue operating their home school. Once you have successfully opened a home school, the home school will remain open until the Chief Administrator of the home school calls or writes to DNPE to close the home school.

Please use only one (NOT both) of the following methods to file with DNPE your Notice of Intent to Operate a Home School in North Carolina (NOI):

Opening a New Home School: This electronic method is available for first time filers of a Notice of Intent to Operate a Home School in North Carolina.

Please Read Before Opening a New Home School

This electronic method requires that you provide your currently valid e-mail address to DNPE; and within two business day, fax a copy of your diploma evidence for all individuals within the home who will be providing instruction. There are three steps involved in completing this process. No hard copies or electronic attachments can be submitted. Your formal acknowledgment of its receipt by DNPE will be sent to your e-mail address (not to your US Postal Service address).

OR

Do NOT submit a re-open notice of intent form if you have NOT CLOSED your home school.
This feature is ONLY for those home schools that have closed within the last five years.


   Re-Opening a Home School: This electronic method is available for those who had a home school listed with DNPE within the last five years. Only the previous chief administrator can submit a request to Re-Open. 

This method requires that you:

  1. Provide your currently valid e-mail address to DNPE
  2. Provide the previous name of the home school
  3. Provide the previous address and county of the school when it was closed

Click on Opening a New Home School if this is the first time that you are opening a home school or if it has been longer than five years since you terminated a previously listed home school