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Brunswick County students are back in school but not all of them study in a classroom.
Brunswick County has 428 home schools and 714 students registered with the N.C. Department of Administration’s Division of Non-Public Education for the 2007-2008 school year. While the amount of schools decreased by 10 schools from the 2006-2007 school year, student enrollment increased 12 students.
The division is responsible for inspecting and monitoring home schools.
Statewide, 38,367 home schools operated with 71,566 students during the 2007-2008 school year. Home schools are operated in all 100 counties, with the most found in Wake County and the least in Tyrrell County.
Home schools were legalized in North Carolina in 1985.
For more information, check out next week's Brunswick Beacon.