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Home Schooling

  • In Ohio, parents interested in educating their children at home may do so by notifying their local school district superintendents and meeting the requirements of Ohio law to home school. If requirements are met, the district superintendent releases the student from required compulsory school attendance. This excuses the student and family from school attendance requirements in state law.

    Parents or guardians who decide to home school their students are completely responsible for choosing the curriculum and course of study. They select the curriculum and educational materials and take responsibility for educating their children. There is no state financial assistance for families who choose this option. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

    If a home school student returns to a public school, the district superintendent determines the appropriate grade level for the student.

Requirements to Home School

  • Parents should start by notifying the superintendent of the school district where they reside about their intent to home school their child/or children.

    Parents agree to:

    • Provide 900 hours of instruction per year;
    • Notify the superintendent every year; 
    • Provide an assessment of the students work, this link will provide the different options.


    Many parents think that online schools fall into the category of home schooling, this is NOT true. In Ohio, some online schools are considered community/chartered schools and are public schools.

    Click here to learn more about Ohio's Home Schooling standards.

Home School Forms for Athletics & Extracurricular Activities

  • Home School/Non-Public High School Student Athlete & Parent Consent Eligibility Form

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    Download this form to participate in athletic activities at Sycamore High School.

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  • Home School/Non-Public Junior High School Student Athlete & Parent Consent Eligibility Form

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    Download this form to participate in athletic activities at Sycamore Junior High.

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  • Home School/Non-Public School Request to Participate in School-Sponsored Extracurricular Activity

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    Download this form to request to participate in a non-athletic extracurricular activity.

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