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Educating Your Child from Home (Homeschooling)

Educating Your Child from Home (Homeschooling)
For various reasons, some families prefer to educate their children independently, at home, without assistance from their local school district. Parents or guardians who decide to homeschool their children are entirely responsible for choosing the curriculum and course of study. They select the curriculum and educational materials and take responsibility for educating their children. Parents also must agree to:
  1. Provide 900 hours of instruction per year;
  2. Notify the superintendent every year; and
  3. Provide an assessment of the student's work. Click here for the Ohio Revised Code (O.R.C.) requirement documentation. 

Requirements for Homeschooling

To provide home school instruction, you, or the person providing education, must have one of the following qualifications:
  • A high school diploma;
  • The certificate of high school equivalence (GED);
  • Standardized test scores that demonstrate high school equivalence; or another equivalent credential found appropriate by the district superintendent.
If you do not have one of the above qualifications, someone with a college degree from a recognized college must supervise your instruction. This is until you obtain a high school diploma or GED.

How to Get Started

As the parent or guardian, you must notify the superintendent of the public school district where your family resides about your intention to homeschool your school-age child or children. Ohio law requires all children between six and 18 years old to attend school. Notification must be received no later than the first week of the start of the District's classes, within one week of the date the child begins to reside in the District, or within one week from the child's withdrawal from a school. Failure to notify the school district of residence the family is homeschooling its child or children will result in truancy. The notification to the school district must include the following:

1.  Your qualifications to homeschool (see above list of requirements)

  • Confirmation that you will provide a minimum of 900 hours of instruction that must include the following subjects:
    Language, reading, spelling, and writing;
  • Geography; history of the United States and Ohio; and national, state, and local government;
  • Mathematics;
  • Science;
  • Health;
  • Physical education;
  • Fine arts, including music; and
  • First aid, safety, and fire prevention;
2.  A brief outline of the curriculum for the current school year;
3.  A list of textbooks, correspondence courses, commercial curricula, or other basic teaching materials you plan to use; and
4.  Your signature.
A sample notification form is provided to the right. 
Please email the above-listed information to [email protected].
 Feel free to call us at 614-491-8288 with any questions.

Where to Send Completed Notification Form

Please email the completed notification form to [email protected].

Who to Contact with Questions

Call our Enrollment Office, at 614-491-8288
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