There are Choices for Families When it Comes to Education in Ohio
Ensuring each child is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future starts with providing opportunities to meet the needs of each child across the state. Ohio’s 1.7 million schoolchildren represent our future and require educational environments that support the development of their diverse identities and interests, while also serving their unique learning needs. Ohio recognizes that learners come in all shapes and sizes and provides information to help families make informed choices for educating their children.
Browse the school and program options below.
A chartered nonpublic school is a private school that holds a valid charter issued by the SBOE and maintains compliance with the Operating Standards for Ohio's Schools. These schools are not supported by local or state tax dollars and require the family to pay tuition.
Office of Nonpublic Educational Options, Chris Burns, Director
Parents interested in educating their children at home may do so by notifying their local school district superintendents 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.
Ohio provides vouchers to private schools for students attending low-performing public schools. There also are scholarships available for families who are considered low income and students with learning disabilities to schools or programs to meet students' needs.
Chris Burns, Director
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Last Modified: 4/29/2023 12:27:11 PM