Ohio Homeschool Laws

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OH Homeschooling Laws


Homeschoooling Laws in Ohio

Knowing the requirements for homeschooling in Ohiois one key to successful homeschooling. That is why we have provided you with specific information on homeschooling in Ohio and helpful links to OH’s Department of Education, homeschool requirements, Ohio homeschool laws, and legal support resources.

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Links for Ohio Homeschool Laws

We will update our records on a yearly basis, but if any new legislation goes into effect for your state, it should be listed here.

Ohio Department of Education Site

Ohio Homeschool Site

Ohio State Homeschool Law Summary

If you are homeschooling in the state of Ohio, you will need to follow these steps:

1. Provide an annual notification to homeschool to the local superintendent which shall include:

  • School year for which notification is made
  • Name and address of the parent, and full name and birthdate of child
  • Name and address of person(s) who will be teaching the child, if other than the parent
  • Assurance that the homeschool will include the required subjects
  • A brief outline of intended curriculum and list of textbooks or other basic teaching materials
  • Assurance of hours and qualifications

2. Send one of the three items listed below to your school district:

  • Standardized testing
  • A written narrative indicating that a portfolio of samples of the child’s work has been reviewed and that the child’s academic progress for the year is in accordance with the child’s abilities. (If a written narrative is prepared, it must be written by either (a) a licensed or certified teacher, excluding the certification of teachers in nontax-supported school
  • An alternative assessment mutually agreed upon by the parents and the superintendent

3. Alternative Option: Homeschooling as a non-chartered, non-tax-supported school (“-08 school”): Ohio Administrative Code permits a school which is not chartered by the state board of education, nor seeking a charter, because of truly held religious beliefs to operate if it meets certain minimum standards. 

Homeschool Resources for Ohio Homeschool Laws

For additional information, including a downloadable PDF with a detailed analysis of your state’s homeschool laws and legal counsel, be sure to become a member of the HSLDA for a yearly fee.

Ohio HSLDA Reference Site

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