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Home Schooling

Home Schooling

District Contact: Brenda Miller
[email protected]

In Ohio, parents interested in educating their child at home may do so by notifying their local school district superintendent and meeting the requirements of Ohio law to home school.  If requirements are met, the district superintendent releases the student from required compulsory school attendance. This excuses the student and family from school attendance requirements in state law.

Parents or guardians who home school decide how to teach their daughter or son. They select the curriculum and educational materials and take responsibility for educating their child. There is no state financial assistance for families who choose this option.

For a child who is not a student in a public school of the school district, the district superintendent determines the appropriate grade level for a child.  Many parents think that on-line schools fall into the category of home schooling, this is NOT true.  Most on-line schools are considered Community/Chartered schools, these are still public schools.

Home-schooling parents may decide to enroll their child back into a public school where the family lives. The superintendent of the district the family resides in will determine the appropriate grade level of the child. The superintendent also evaluates which credits MAY be applied toward the district's requirements for graduation.

The Northwest Local School District partners with the Hamilton County Educational Service Center (HCESC) to support families interested in Home Schooling. Families with questions about Home Schooling are encouraged to email HCESC at [email protected]

The Home School Application Packet (linked above) and other required documentation can be e-mailed directly to [email protected].