In Ohio, a parent interested in educating his/her child at home may request from their resident school district superintendent that the child be excused compulsory school attendance for home education purposes. Home Education is directed by the parent or guardian of a child who has been excused from attending school. Under this option, the parent/guardian selects the curriculum and educational materials and takes responsibility for educating the child. There is no state financial assistance for families who choose this option.
Once the parent makes their request to the resident school district superintendent, he/she will conduct an assessment of the student to determine the appropriate grade level placement for the child.
If a parent that has been home-educating a child and decides to enroll the child into the resident public school, the resident district superintendent will determine the appropriate grade level placement of the child and will evaluate which credits MAY be applied toward the district's requirements for graduation.
Home education students do not receive a diploma recognized by the State Board of Education. When pursuing employment or advanced education, home education students may need to complete the GED to show equivalence to a state recognized high school diploma.
ABOUT HOME EDUCATION
Home Education Coordinator
Ohio Department of Education
25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 309
Columbus, Ohio 43215