Home schooling parents in Greenville pleased with their efforts

A gray schoolhouse sits on three acres of land in Bethel.

It’s located next to a plot of corn, and a gravel road with chickens scurrying around it leads to the door.

An enclosed back yard hosts a swing set and a trampoline. Six horses graze outside of the fence.

This isn’t D.H. Conley High School. It isn’t Wellcome Middle School. It’s the home school of Dawn Tyson.

Tyson has been home schooling her children, Travis, 16, and Natalie, 10, for eight years. Hers is one of 266 families in Pitt County who taught their children at home during the 2002-03 school year. It’s one of more than 29,000 home school families in North Carolina.

More and more people across North Carolina have chosen to set up home school classrooms for their children, according to the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education. Since the 1996-97 school year, the number of students who are home schooled in North Carolina has increased by more than 18,000. Read more…

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