Homeschooling in Ohio
Friday, 11 September 2020

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In 2006, when we first moved to Ohio, I was asked if I would homeschool my children. My answer was a shock, "NO!" There was no way I was going to home school. In fact, the thought really never entered my mind! 

When I was asked, my oldest was entering 1st grade, my other three were under 5, and I was eight months pregnant with number five. The thought of teaching my children at home sounded impossible. As the Lord continued to lead and began to research how to get started, I realized that getting started homeschooling in Ohio is simple and straightforward. Our family has enjoyed the freedom of homeschooling our ten children since 2006. 


There are several simple requirements you should know. You do not need approval to homeschool your child. Instead, you must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI), which is sent to your local school superintendent. 

Parent or Guardian's Responsibility

A parent must provide an annual notification to homeschool to the superintendent of the public school district of residence, including the:


State Requirements


Attendance Ages: 6-18 years 

Hours of School: 900 hours. 

Required Subjects

Earning an Ohio Diploma with Ohio Homeschooling

English Language Arts – 4 units

Health – ½ unit

Mathematics – 4 units

Physical education – ½ unit

Science – 3 units

Social Studies – 3 units

Electives – 5 units


Homeschool Teacher Qualifications

Three Options for Assessment for Ohio Homeschooling

  1. Standardized Testswith a composite score of 25th% or more and given by an Ohio licensed or certified teacher, the public school, another person mutually agreed upon by the parents and superintendent, or a person by the test's publisher. 
  2. written narrativefrom a certified teacher or other person agreed upon by the parent and superintendent, 
  3. An alternative assessmentis mutually agreed upon by the parents, and the superintendent shows that the child's work has been reviewed, and the progress demonstrated was within the child's abilities.

Annual Process for Home Education


I am so thankful for the ease of homeschooling in Ohio. Having the opportunity to spend more time with each of my children has been one of the best homeschooling benefits. As the bond between my children grows, the foundation for open communication, discussion of personal matters, and godly guidance are strengthened between each one of my children. I hope you enjoy homeschooling in Ohio as much as we have. 

Meet the Author

Cassandra DeLeon - HomeWorks by Precept Consultant