Home education is an adventure, and beginning to home educate is like going on a journey. Here are some steps to make your journey more pleasant.
Begin investigating the various methods of instruction and curricula available to home educators. The choices for home educators is almost limitless and you will want to select the style of curriculum that works best for you and your children. (Visit our Books to Read page for great places to start searching for information.)
Join Home School Legal Defense Association. HSLDA supports and defends our freedom to home educate. Their website is an excellent source of information for both new and experienced home educators.
Attend a homeschool convention. There are two conventions offered annually in Ohio — one in mid-spring and one in late June. Both offer informative workshops and a large vendor hall display where attendees can view curricula.
- CHEO (Christian Home Educators of Ohio) Convention, held annually in late June. For information visit CHEO.
- Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati, held annually in mid-spring. For information visit Midwest Homeschool Convention.
Join a local Support Group. To find out about support groups in your area, contact Christian Home Educators of Ohio to be put in touch with your local CHEO representative who can direct you to groups in your area.
Complete and mail your notification form. Copies of the form may be obtained from CHEO, your local support group leader, or by clicking here. Keep a copy of your entire notification packet, and send the original to the superintendent by certified mail (return receipt requested).
Begin your home education adventure!