NOTE - The current regulations as described in the Primer and referred to frequently on this FAQ page will be rescinded as of October, 2023. For THIS year, follow the steps outlined in the Primer AS WRITTEN, but additionally, complete a Home Education Exemption Notification form, to comply with the new statute. That form (along with the other forms) can be found on the Ohio Forms page. This FAQ page will be updated with complete information once the new statute is in effect. Some of the current content below will remain the same or similar, and everything here is still accurate until 10-3-23. Please see the most recent Blog Post for more information.
If you haven't done so yet, we encourage you to start by reading through the Primer ("Getting Started") first, as these FAQs are to be considered "digging deeper" type questions. If you haven't read through the Primer yet, these FAQs will likely just bring up even more questions!
The following post on our OHP blog was specific about issues that were being frequently asked about during 2020-2021, but are still helpful for those who don't see themselves as "homeschool lifers" or are not intending to homeschool more than a year or so. If you are trying to figure out homeschooling for temporary reasons, see the following FAQs, but also please also be sure to read through the "regular" FAQs above this section as they cover the 20 most common questions of all home educators in Ohio.
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Please note, we are fellow homeschooling parents, not legal counsel. Information shared should not be taken as legal advice. We highly recommend being well-versed with the applicable administrative code and your rights to home educate. The regulation codes pertaining to Ohio homeschooling are linked on this page.