Departments

 

Home Schooling

Contact: Dr. Stephanie Kessling (K-5)

skessling@nwlsd.org

Contact: Brenda Miller (6-12)

bmiller2@nwlsd.org

In Ohio, parents interested in educating his or her 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.

Please view the link below about more information on home schooling or contact Valerie Anderson at Northwest Local Schools at (513) 923-1000 ext. 3901 or vanderson@nwlsd.org

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/School-Choice/Home-Schooling