HARC – Helpful Information

Check out the articles or resources listed below for HARC students.

How to Create Your School Profile As A Homeschooler | Fearless Homeschoolers

How many kids are homeschooled in the U.S.? Growth by school district. – Washington Post

Canvas Parent Observer Instructions

Parents have the ability to view their students’ course content (assignment due dates, assignments, course modules, etc.) by creating a Canvas “Observer” account that is linked to their student(s) account.

Note: If you have already created an account for the Canvas Parent App, you can use the same login credentials.

To create an observer account and link to your student(s), you must obtain a student pairing code. Click here for complete instructions with visuals on how to generate a pairing code.

• You will always login at k12.instructure.com. Parents will log in to Canvas with the username and password created when signing up for a Canvas account.

1. Setting up a Canvas account.

• Go to k12.instructure.com

1. Click the “Parent of a Canvas User?” link.
2. Fill in the information until you get to the Pairing Code.
3. Enter Pairing Code in set-up screen (see next set of instructions)
4. Click the box to agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.
5. Click Start Participating to finish set-up.

2. Finding the Pairing Code (overview):

1. Have your student open up Canvas.
2. Go to Account and click Settings.
3. On the right-hand side, click the Pair with Observer button.
4. The code on the pop-up is the code you will use to pair with your student’s account.

• If your child does not know his/her login, please contact your child’s teacher for assistance.

Directions for linking multiple students can be found here.

Please note, your child must be enrolled in a course before you can observe.

Parents can also access their child’s courses in Canvas through the Parent App.
The Parent App will allow:

1. Access to their child’s courses
2. View past and upcoming assignments.
3. Check on grades
4. Receive course announcements and notifications.

Click here for information on downloading the Parent App for iPhone.
Click here for information on downloading the Parent App for Android.

In Canvas, parents function as observers. As an observer, you will have limited permissions that allow you to see what is going on in a course without interrupting or participating in the course.

Selling Used Books

For Books that HARC uses for resale follow these instructions.  They can be sold on our Shepard’s Church Facebook Marketplace

  1. Go to Shepard’s Church website. HOME – The Shepherd’s Church (shepherds.org)
  2. Click on the tab “About.”
  3. Click the link “Classifieds.”
  4. You will need to join if not already part this group.  If you join, please indicate that you are local to the area and please include a profile picture.
  5. Click on “Sell item.”
  6. Under “Title”  list it as HARC then the name of your book or book set.  This will help with searches.

8-10-2020  PSAT Information

The College Board has a page for homeschoolers:


It includes a link to find schools that are administering the test. Here is link to find schools in your area:


It looks like a lot of middle schools will be administering the exam again this year. Your best chance might be going to one of them.

Even though the scores only count in the 11th grade, they also took it in 10th grade as a way to get practice in a real environment. It only cost $15 then, $17 now. (Public schools should not charge an additional fee for administering the exam.) It was at different middle schools each year. They had a positive experience at both.

Since schools do not start until the 17th, don’t be surprised if they do not have the information yet.

6-8-2020  Article from HSLDA —  https://hslda.org/post/covid-19-relief-act-what-s-in-it-for-homeschoolers

5-28-2020  Educational Bureaucracy and the Collapse of Civics | The American Spectator

Educational Bureaucracy and the Collapse of Civics

5-8-2020  Two NC Legislative Updates–  Waiving of Annual Testing and Attendance         

The bill has passed and has been signed by the governor that waives annual testing for this school year. You also don’t have to keep attendance records beginning March 16.

Updates on HB 1047 & SB 706

8-12-2019   HARC article Taking Notes and Retention