State of Ohio Home Education Notification Form

STATE OF OHIO

HOME EDUCATION NOTIFICATION FORM

(Form Optional)

A parent who elects to provide home education shall supply the following information to the superintendent:

1. School year for which notification is made: _________ – ________

2. Name of parent(s) :____________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________

Telephone Number (optional) : ___________________________________________

3. Name, address, and telephone number of person who will be teaching the child the subjects set forth in #5, if other than the parent:

Name: ______________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________Zip____________

Telephone Number (optional): ___________________________________________

4. Full name, birth date of child to be educated at home:

Child’s Name ___________________________________ Birthdate: _______________

Child’s Name ___________________________________ Birthdate: _______________

Child’s Name ___________________________________ Birthdate: _______________

Child’s Name ___________________________________ Birthdate: _______________

5. Assurance that home education will include the following, except that home education shall not be required to include any concept, topic, or practice that is in conflict with the sincerely held religious beliefs of the parent:

___(a) Language, reading, spelling, and writing;

___(b) Geography, history of the United States and Ohio; and national, state, and local government;

___(c) Mathematics;

___(d) Science;

___(e) Health;

___(f) Physical education;

___(g) Fine arts, including music; AND

___(h) First aid, safety, and fire prevention

6. ____ Brief outline of the intended curriculum for the current year. Such outline is for informational purposes only. (You may choose to provide this information on attached page/s.)

7. List of:

______ textbooks;

______ correspondence course;

______ commercial curricular; or

______ other basic teaching materials that the parent intends to use for home education.

Such list is for informational purposes only. (You may choose to provide this information on attached page/s.)

8. _______Assurance that the child will be provided a minimum of nine hundred hours of home education each school year.

9. Assurance that the home teacher has one of the following qualifications:

________ a high school diploma; or

________ the certificate of high school equivalence; or

________ standardized test scores that demonstrate high school equivalence; or

________ other equivalent credential found appropriate by the superintendent; or

________ lacking the above, the home teacher must work under the direction of a person holding a baccalaureate degree from a recognized college until the child/children’s test results demonstrate reasonable proficiency or until the home teacher obtains a high school diploma or the certificate of high school equivalence.

10. The parent shall affirm the information supplied with his or her signature prior to providing it to the superintendent.

Signature of Affirmation: __________________________________________________

Date: __________________________________________________________________

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NOTIFICATION OF INTENTION TO HOME EDUCATE

The State of Ohio requires that we file certain information when we choose to home educate. It is the parents’ choice exactly how this information will be provided to the SUPERINTENDENT ONLY of your school district of residence.

You may use a home education notification form created by the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Ohio,
OR you may provide the information in the form of a letter.

The letter sample is provided below.

All information appearing in bold type (and/or caps) in the letter must be supplied to the superintendent only of your school district of residence. It is not necessary or desirable that both parents sign, though it is understood that a two-parent family will share these responsibilities.. Supply full name and date of birth for each child; you may list each child and birthdate in this letter. Include a separate curriculum outline and resource list for each child. It is NOT required or desirable to provide grade level. Home teacher qualifications appear in your copy of the regulations – a downloadable resource is listed below for your use. Use whichever is applicable to you. It is NOT necessary or desirable to list educational background which exceeds the minimum qualifications required in the regulations. Telephone number is optional and it is suggested that you do not provide such contact information.

NOTIFICATION IN A NUTSHELL- on this website will provide you with further information about the home education regulations and the filing process.

It is strongly recommended that you obtain a copy of the complete home education regulations (OAC 3301-34) by going to the following link: http://codes.ohio.gov/

(This is a searchable database.)

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