Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) is a non-profit organization that advocates for quality educational options through parental school choice. Our mission is to ENGAGE at the grassroots level, EDUCATE North Carolinians about the options in our state, and EMPOWER families to have a voice in their children’s education.
PEFNC’s one-of-a-kind web application, NC Schools Around Me, puts parental school choice options right at parents’ fingertips! NC Schools around me enables parents to explore their schooling options within a 10-mile radius for their home.
North Carolina has a trio of programs designed to provide access to private school choice for families in our state, including the Opportunity Scholarship Program.
Traditional Public School Choice
Nearly 1.5M students are educated in over 2,400 traditional public schools in our state.
Public Charter Schools Choice
With nearly 175 public charter schools across our state, options are growing by the day. But, did you know that 30,000+ remain on public charter school waitlists?
Exceptional Education for Exceptional Students
With a pair of state scholarships for students with special needs, North Carolina is helping families across our state find the exceptional education for their exceptional child. Click here for more information.
In North Carolina, an estimated 128,268 students are taught at home in nearly 85,000 registered home schools, according to the latest state numbers.
Support Our Mission
As North Carolina’s source for parental school choice, we believe in allowing parents to send their children to their school of choice – traditional or nontraditional. PEFNC recognizes that education is not “one size fits all,” and that children have unique needs. Families should have the freedom to choose the best education to meet those needs, regardless of race, zip code or income.
Will you consider making an investment with us and supporting parental school choice in North Carolina?