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.
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:
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.