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Although OHEN supports a student-led, interest-centered approach, we welcome all homeschooling families regardless of educational philosophy or teaching style.
OHENís purpose is to provide interested parents with accurate information about home education in Ohio.
We hold informational meetings and offer a discussion group for families to share resources and discuss homeschool issues.
OHEN is a network of homeschooling families in the Northeast Ohio area. The network, started in 1991, is run completely by volunteers. O-HEN does not sell or distribute any curriculum, textbooks or teaching supplies.
are the legal requirements for homeschooling?
Homeschooling is legally permitted in all fifty states, but laws and regulations vary from state to state. In Ohio, homeschooling is governed by the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC), Chapter 3301-34. All homeschooling families should be familiar with the full text of this regulation.
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It is important to understand that you are free to use your own forms, instead of using the forms sent to you by the school district. In some cases, the school district's forms are requesting far more information than what is required by the Ohio Administrative Code, (OAC), Chapter 3301-34. It is not in your best interest as homeschooling parents, or in the best interest of other homeschooling families, to provide information over and above the requirements.
The forms below fulfill all the homeschooling regulation requirements. Make copies of everything you send to the school district. In addition, remember to send everything by certified mail, return receipt requested. This ensures that, in case of a dispute, you have proof of your compliance with the home education regulations.
O-HEN holds home education information meetings and emails a monthly newsletter listing children's enrichment activities scheduled by its members.
O-HEN supports a student-led, interest-centered approach but welcomes all families regardless of educational philosophy and teaching style.
O-HEN is a resource for parents in the community who are interested in learning about the home education alternative for their families.
O-HEN welcomes and supports home educating families of all religious beliefs.
OHEN respects all educational choices, but asks that families take the time to know the distinctly different responsibilities and rights of each choice.
If you join our discussion group, please understand that OHEN's primary purpose is to serve those who are excused from compulsory attendance or for those who would like to know more about home education.
Please note that OHEN actively
works to inform others of the important differences between publicly
funded cyber/charter schooling and homeschooling.
The information contained in this site is for information
and it should not be considered to be legal advise.