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Below are some frequently asked questions about CHEC and home schooling in the state of Ohio.


You have to be an independent homeschooler that agrees to our statement of faith. We accept members with kids from pre-school through 12th grade. For CHEC members whose last child is graduated, we have a special membership that allows them to stay connected with our homeschool community.

Yes. We require all of our members to sign our statement of faith before their application is approved.

Yes. You will need to renew your registration and dues at the beginning of every school year. Typically the renewal date is in August.

 **Note for the 2020-2021 school year, do to current circumstances, CHEC is offering a discounted membership fee of $15 before August 31st, and then $20 after the deadline.**  A yearly membership costs $25 per family if paid before August 31st, 2019. If it is after the deadline, the dues will be $30.

Yes. We have all new and returning members fill out the application every year.

North West – live west of 75 and north of 275
(members in the West Chester area – usually chose between NW or NE)
South West – live west of 75 and south of 275
North East – live east of 75 and north of Milford
Region includes Kenwood, Indian Hill, and all cities to the north such as Lebanon, Mason, Loveland
(members in the West Chester area – usually chose between NW or NE)
South East – live east of 75 and areas south of Madiera and Indian Hill
Regions include areas such as Milford, Norwood, Mt. Carmel, and downtown Cincinnati

Yes. Depending on the support group you joined, you will either receive a physical card through the mail or a digital copy through email.

No. However, CHEC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and donations to the organization are tax deductible.

Yes! We participate in box tops for education and Kroger community rewards. If you want more information, email [email protected].

Home Schooling

1. There is now a deadline to submit notification paperwork:

A parent who elects to provide home education shall supply the following information to the superintendent no later than the first week of the start of the public school building the child would attend in the school district of residence or within one week of the date on which the child begins to reside in the district or within one week from the child’s withdrawal from a school:

2. There is now an option to provide an email on the notification form (optional to include).

3. The Department of Education added wording on what to do if you move into another school district after you have received your excusal letter.

To see the code, click here.

For detailed information, please visit the HSLDA website.

Independently home educating means that the parents are primarily responsible for directing and providing the education of their child. The parent submits a notification letter to the local district for children over age six and the children are excused from compulsory attendance by the school district. Although a valid option, online public education does not meet these criteria. Families with pre‐school children exploring home education may join the group.

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