In Ohio, a parent interested in educating his/her child at home may request from their resident school district superintendent that the child be excused from compulsory school attendance for home education purposes. Home Education is directed by the parent or guardian of a child who has been excused from attending school. Under this option, the parent/guardian selects the curriculum and educational materials and takes responsibility for educating the child. There is no state financial assistance for families who choose this option.
Home education students do not receive a diploma recognized by the State Board of Education. When pursuing employment or advanced education, home education students may need to complete the GED to show equivalence to a state recognized high school diploma.
Hamilton County ESC provides Home Education / Home Schooling Services for the following school districts: Finneytown, Northwest, Oak Hills, and Southwest. If you reside in one of these districts and want to Home Educate / Home School your child, download our Home Schooling Packet.
For any school district not listed, please contact the school district directly. Additional information concerning Home Education and Home Schooling can be found at the Ohio Department of Education.
For Parents with Children in Early Childhood Integrated Programs
- Parent Healthcare and Healthcare Provider Letter (PDF)
- Parent Handbook for the Early Childhood Centers located at Assumption, Holmes, Indian Hill, and Terrace Park (PDF)
For Head Start Parents
Parents, we can help you meet academic reporting requirements!
To help homeschool families meet the requirements set forth in rule 3301-12-01 of the administrative code, Hamilton County ESC will be offering the online Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) Form E Complete Battery.
This program is suspended for Summer 2020.
Please see the following from the Ohio Department of Education. Short term changes to assessment requirements for 2020-21