Homeschooling Discounts and Homeschool Days

Many local businesses offer discounts for teachers. To print out your homeschool verification to take along with you to museums and stores, visit https://ncadmin.nc.gov/about-doa/divisions/division-non-public-education.

AC Moore Arts & Crafts:

Teachers receive 15% discount (must have teacher ID).

Adobe Creative Cloud:

Student & teacher discounts with access to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier Pro, Adobe XD, and over 20 more apps.

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html

Apple:

Education Pricing available to homeschool teachers of all grade levels.

https://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop

Banana Republic:

Teachers & students save 15% every day with valid ID card.

https://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/info.do?cid=48137

Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Program:

Homeschooling parents are eligible by providing a photo ID and a letter with family name & address, name of homeschooling parent(s), & grade level of each child being homeschooled.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/bn-educators

Biltmore Estate:

Visit http://www.biltmore.com/groups-weddings/groups/educational-groups

Contact: Kathleen Bartlett  kbartlett@biltmore.com  828-225-1409

Carolina Raptor Center Homeschool Day:

Monday, May 21, 2018

$2 off admission for teachers & students

http://www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/learn/homeschool-days/

Chimney Rock Homeschool Day:

Fall 2018 Homeschool Day—date to be announced soon!

https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/schools-and-groups/homeschool/

Colonial Williamsburg Homeschool Days:

September 8-23, 2018

https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/plan/homeschoolers

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Homeschool Days:

704-829-1270

Located at 6500 S. New Hope Rd. Belmont,  28012

https://www.dsbg.org/?s=homeschool&submit=Search

$8 first student/$5 each additional student/$12 adult from same household

All classes from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

May 30, 2018—Insects and Pond Life

June 27, 2018—Pollinators

July 25, 2018–Understanding Symbiotic Relationships

Dollywood Homeschool Days:

August 6-September 30, 2018

https://www.dollywood.com/Groups/Education/Homeschool-Days

Eddie Bauer:

15% discount when showing a valid teacher ID.

French-Swiss Ski College Homeschool Days:

Offers deep discounts for homeschool students and their families each year. Visit the website for dates.

https://skifrenchswiss.com/homeschool-days-pd-48.php

Great Wolf Lodge:

Receive 15% off the best rate when staying Sunday-Thursday through 10/31/18.

https://www.greatwolf.com/homeschool

Home Depot Kids’ Workshops:

Kids can enjoy FREE workshops that mix skill-building, creativity, and safety together for future DIYers! First Saturday of each month. Find your local store at https://www.homedepot.com/workshops/#change_store.

Home Moravian Church Candle Tea:

336-722-6171

Annual event by Women’s Fellowship that shares the Moravian traditions and customs of the season.

http://www.homemoravian.org/tradition/candletea/

J. Crew:

15% discount to teachers & college students when showing a valid school ID.

Jamestown:

September 8-23, 2018

Homeschoolers & their families can enjoy hands-on activities and revolutionary experiences designed to make colonial emotions and dramas come alive in a way that is educational and interactive.

Visit https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/plan/homeschoolers.

JoAnn Craft Stores:

Save 15% on every purchase.

(Must initially show proof of membership in an official homeschool organization or current documentation.)

Kaleideum Downtown:

School-age children (grades K-12) $1 per child (for all counties). These prices are in effect on any day that WSFC schools are in session. Proper homeschool identification required.

http://downtown.kaleideum.org/plan-your-visit/

Kaleideum North:

Once a month during the school year, Kaleideum North offers programs specifically for home-educated children. You must pre-register for these programs.

Visit the website for dates and times and to register.

http://north.kaleideum.org/education/small-groups-and-home-schoolers/

Latta Plantation:

https://www.lattaplantation.org/homeschool-days/

No reservations needed. Activities will be happening all day. Admission is $6 per person. Children 4 and under are free. Check the website for 2018 dates.

Loft:

Teachers save 15% on all purchases.

http://f.mail.loft.com/i/36/1566646063/LOFTLovesTeachers.html

Microsoft 365:

Students and teachers are eligible for Office 365 Education, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and additional classroom tools. All you need to get started is a valid school email address.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/educators/default.aspx

Michael’s Craft Store:

Teachers receive 15% off (must have teacher ID).

Monticello:

September 26, 2018  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

https://www.monticello.org/site/visit/events/home-educators-day

It is strongly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance as space is limited. Visit the website for information on cost and daily activities.

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher:

Registered NC homeschools are offered free general admission for a self-guided tour once per year. 

http://www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher-home-schools

North Carolina Zoo:

336-879-7700 or 1-800-488-7700

Homeschoolers receive free admission to the zoo when registering 15 days prior to visiting.

http://www.nczoo.org/subpages.aspx?pageID=12635&CNM=Schools&CID=213&subCatID=252&contentPage=true&desc=false&selfID=12848&jQDescPos=4&listingID=4390&tab=tabs-1

Nutcracker School Performance:

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts offers ONE school day performance of the Nutcracker each year. It is an abbreviated performance, lasting 75 minutes. To learn more, call the Box Office at

336-721-1945.

Old Salem Homeschool Days:

September 7th and 14th 2018

http://www.oldsalem.org/events/event/homeschool-days/

Pizza Hut Book-It Program:

http://www.bookitprogram.com/homeschool/default.asp

Motivating children to read by rewarding their accomplishments with pizza.

Pure Flix:

Free trial month—download free materials and weekly video guides that pair well with any textbook. Bring homeschool lessons to life with engaging documentaries, movies, and series you can watch anywhere.

https://offers.pureflix.com/christian-homeschool-curriculum-movies

Sealife Aquarium:

Homeschool group rate prices: $7.50 elementary admission (1 free adult chaperone per 5 students), $8.50 middle/high school admission (1 free adult chaperone per 10 students). For more information and dates, visit https://www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord/tickets/homeschool-week/.

Tanglewood Festival of Lights:

November 16, 2018 – January 1, 2019

See special discounted rates on the website.

http://www.forsyth.cc/Parks/Tanglewood/fol/

US National Whitewater Center:

https://usnwc.org/learn/field-trips/homeschool-adventures/homeschool-details/

Combines elements of STEM topic-based programming with a USNWC day pass. From team building to science experiments, the programs are specifically designed for the homeschool community. Visit the website for dates and pricing.

Winston-Salem Ice Skating:

336-727-2236

$7 admission and $3 skate rental. Visit website for public skating schedule.

http://wsfairgrounds.com/ice-skating/