Home Education (Home Schooling)

  • As of October 3, 2023 Ohio law was changed to update home schooling requirements. Based on ORC 3321.042, parents/guardians electing to home school their child(ren) must submit a Home School Notification Letter annually. All Notification Letters must include the six subjects outlined in ORC 3321.042 and all other appropriate information in accordance with the law. Notification Letters must be submitted to the District by August 30th each year.  If moving to or withdrawing from the District, or starting home education – a Notification Letter must be submitted within five calendar days. For your convenience a Notification Letter form has been provided below. The online form incorporates all necessary information required under the ORC 3321.042. Should homeschooling parents/guardians choose to complete the online form, an Acknowledgment Receipt required of the District will be immediately sent to the email address provided. The Acknowledgement Receipt can be printed and saved for your records.

    Completing the online Notification Letter form is voluntary. Parents/guardians who wish to submit their Notification Letter via email or US Postal Service may continue to do so by emailing homeeducation@columbus.k12.oh.us or mailing the Notification Letter to 430 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH  43215. We wish your family a great school year!

  • If your homeschooled child has an educational disability and has an Evaluation Team Report (ETR), please go to Homeschool and Educational Disabilities for more information.  

    To help expedite processing of Notification of Exemption forms please only submit ONE form per student you intend to homeschool. Submitting more than one form or physical copies of the Notification may effect processing times. Thank you for your cooperation.  

    ALERT: A Home Education Notice of Education (NOE) (link above) MUST be completed before completing a request for special educational services. Your request will not be processed with a completed NOE. Thank you.