Ohio Homeschool Legal Requirements

Ohio Homeschooling Legal Requirements

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Below is a quick reference guide on the homeschooling requirements for the state of Ohio. For more information on the legal requirements visit the HSLDA Ohio page.

Ohio residents have two options for homeschooling per the HSLDA:

Option 1: Homeschooling under Ohio’s homeschool statute:
Children may be excused from compulsory attendance in order to be home educated if their parents comply with the state’s homeschool regulations. Follow these steps to homeschool under this option:

1. Submit annual notification to the school district in order for your child to be excused from compulsory attendance.
2. Make sure you have the required qualifications.
3. Teach the required subjects.
4. Teach the required number of hours.
5. Assess your student annually.
6. Transferring School Districts.

Option 2: Homeschooling as a non-chartered, non-tax-supported school (“-08 school”):
Ohio Administrative Code 3301-35 08 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.

Visit the HSLDA Ohio page for more information on each of these options and homeschooling in Ohio.

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