links of interest

Please note that RCHSA does not endorse any vendor over another and provides these links only for reference information.

commercial Curriculum

  • abeka

    abeka provides Christian schools and homeschools with curriculum and textbooks built on a foundation of academic excellence and Christian character training. Schools and homeschools benefit from our treasury of textbooks and teaching materials that reflect the very best in tradition.


    The Advanced Training Institute International (ATI) is a home education program that provides curriculum and training to support parents in raising their children to love the Lord Jesus Christ, reason wisely based on the principles of Scripture, have world-changing purpose, and give Biblical answers

  • Math-U-See

    Math-U-See from Demme Learning is a complete, skill-based, multi-sensory homeschool math curriculum for grades K-12 that’s designed to teach students skills in a logical sequence.


    BJU Press provides educational materials written from a biblical worldview that focus on academic rigor and encourage critical thinking—all supported by appropriate educational technology.

  • Time4Learning

    Time4Learning is an award-winning online education program for preschool through twelfth grade that uses multimedia activities to teach standards-based curriculum. It is a popular homeschool curriculum, afterschool tutorial, summer skill sharpener and test preparation tool.

  • Sonlight

    Sonlight is the original literature-based curriculum. We pioneered this style of learning in 1990, and have been thrilled and privileged to provide top-quality education to homeschooling families for the last 30 years.

Free\Low Cost Online Curriculum


    At Freedom Homeschooling you will find the best selection of free homeschool curriculum available online, in one convenient location. We hope our efforts help give you the freedom to provide your children with a high-quality education, on even the lowest budget.

  • Ambleside

    AmblesideOnline is a free homeschool curriculum that uses Charlotte Mason's classically-based principles to prepare children for a life of rich relationships with everything around them: God, humanity, and the natural world. AO's detailed schedules, time-tested methods, and extensive teacher resources allow parents to focus effectively on the unique needs of each child.

  • Easy Peasy

    We exist to help families homeschool. We enable families to homeschool who thought they couldn’t because of a lack of finances, a lack of time, or a lack of know-how.

  • Kahn Academy

    We’re a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

  • Hippocampus is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content--videos, animation, and simulations--on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge.

  • An Old-Fashion Education

    You'll find here a directory of free homeschool curricula, literature and text books organized for the use of homeschooling families.

  • Totschooling

    Creative Resources for Parents and Teachers

  • 123 Homeschool 4 Me

    The 123 Homeschool 4 Me website filled with over 1 million free worksheets and educational activities for kids of all ages.

  • Starfall

    At Starfall, children have fun while they learn.

  • YouTube

    Youtube is a great resource for a wealth of learning videos.


>> RCHSA has a Private Facebook page dedicated to selling curriculum. There is also a Curriculum Sale at the end of the school year.

  • Homeschool Classifieds

    We are one of the largest sites on the web for buying and selling new and used homeschool materials, and for finding and announcing homeschool groups, activities, and events.

  • Homeschool Buyers Co-op

    Buying Homeschool Curriculum From Homeschool Buyers Co-op Saves You Money & Time

  • The Classical Historian

    The Classical Historian educates and inspires youth to seek the truth in history and to champion individual liberty and virtue.

  • Teachers Pay Teachers

    TpT is the go-to place for educators to find the resources, knowledge, and inspiration they need to teach at their best. We offer more than 3 million free and paid resources, created by educators who understand what works in the classroom.

  • Ebay

    eBay is a great place to find used curriculum.

  • Amazon

    Amazon is also a great place to find used and discounted curriculum.

Local Homeschool\Supply Stores

Store Discounts

  • Barnes & Noble

    Barnes & Noble Educators Program To join this program, you must fill out their application form and submit it in person at a Barnes & Noble location.

  • Books-A-Million Educators Card

    Here is yet another one for the book addicts among us. Teachers, librarians, and homeschoolers receive a 20% discount on most book purchases. They also gain access to exclusive online offers and promotions. To request a Books-A-Million Educator Discount card, fill out this information form.

  • Dell Member Purchase Program

    Prefer Dell over Apple? There’s something for you, too! With the Member Purchase Program, K-12 students receive exclusive discounts on select laptops, desktops, tablets, ad other Dell products and accessories.

  • Jo-Ann’s Fabrics & Crafts Education Discount Card

    WITH JOANN TEACHER REWARDS ON EVERY PURCHASE, EVERY DAY! View eligibility requirements on enrollment page. Discount card valid in-store & online. Exclusions apply.

  • Michaels Teacher Discount

    15% off items. To apply, see a store associate for details and have your school ID ready to present as proof.


Deciding to homeschool doesn’t have to be overwhelming. RCHSA is here to help you in this journey from start to graduation. There are steps you must take to legally start your homeschool before joining RCHSA. Click the read more button to learn how to get started from the “North Carolinians for Home Education” (NCHE) website. Once you have started your official homeschool, joining RCHSA may be your next logical step to get all the support you need from local families.

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Homeschooling in America continues to grow. As of March 2020 there are about 2.5 million homeschool students in grades K-12 in the United States (or 3% to 4% of school-age children). The homeschool population is continuing to grow at an estimated 2% to 8% per annum over the past few years. North Carolina is growing at an even greater rate of about 15% per year.

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Is Homeschooling legal in North Carolina? The short answer is YES.

North Carolina law defines a “homeschool” as “a nonpublic school consisting of the children of not more than two families or households, where the parents or legal guardians or members of either household determine the scope and sequence of academic instruction, provide academic instruction, and determine additional sources of academic instruction.” (NC Bill 189).


Our members will find support for social and educational opportunities which will enhance their curriculum and homeschooling experience.

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The Rowan County Home School Association (RCHSA) is a Christ-centered homeschool support group serving Rowan County North Carolina and surrounding areas. We offer our members the opportunity to participate in academic programs and social activities that strengthen and promote traditional family values.


Homeschooling is a form of education in which parents teach their children at home instead of sending them to a traditional public or private school. Families choose to homeschool for a variety of reasons, including special needs of children, dissatisfaction with the educational options available, different religious or educational philosophies, and the belief that children are not progressing within the traditional school structure.

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