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Homeschooling in Ohio

by Mary Ann Kelley

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Homeschooling is a great choice for families in Ohio! Find out how to homeschool, what the homeschool requirements are for Ohio residents, connect with local homeschoolers, find nearby classes and co-ops, discover field trip destinations, and much more.

Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code (which is usually online at your state's official website) for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. Also keep in mind that interpretations of the code—whether provided by school districts or homeschool groups—can be helpful, but may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.

image of gavel with man's hand pointing to a passage in a book and text Show Me in the Law - the show me letter that can prevent overreach by school administratorsA quick note about sticking to what the law requires:
The "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!

Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

Ohio Department of Education – Home Education

In Ohio, a parent interested in educating his/her child at home may request that the child be excused compulsory school attendance for home education purposes. Home Education is educational delive... [Read more...]

ODE – Home Education FAQ

From the Ohio Department of Education [Read more...]

State Regulations Text

From Christian Home Educators of Ohio [Read more...]

Ohio Resource Pages & Places

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – OhioOhio Statewide

Discussions and Resources for Ohio Homeschoolers [Read more...]

Ohio HomeschoolingOhio Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Ohio [Read more...]

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