Madison-Champaign ESC retains Home Education files for both Madison and Champaign County schools

  • If you choose to home educate your child(ren), you will need to complete a Home Education Notification Form and return it to the ESC along with a list of textbooks and the curriculum that you will be using in home education. If this is not your child(ren)’s first year of home education, you will also need to send an academic assessment report of your child(ren) for the previous school year as required by Ohio Administrative Code 3301-34-04. The assessment shall include either the results of a nationally normed, standardized achievements test or a written narrative prepared by a licensed teacher. The assessment should be submitted to our office along with the notification form and all other necessary information before the first day of school for your child(ren)’s district.
  • Upon receipt of the required information, we shall determine if your completed notification is in compliance with the state regulations and notify you in writing of that determination within fourteen (14) calendar days.
  • You may find more information regarding rules and regulations on the Ohio Department of Education’s website. The direct link for home education (home schooling) is listed below:

Update on testing for the 2020-2021 school year:

Section 5 of H.B. 164 prohibits a school district from requiring the parent of a home-school student to submit an academic assessment report as a condition for continuing to provide home education to a student. Under Ohio Administrative Code 3301-34-04(B), the academic assessment report must include either test results (e.g., a nationally normed, standardized achievement test; an Ohio state test) or a written narrative indicating that a portfolio of samples of the child’s work has been reviewed and that the child’s academic progress for the year is in accordance with the child’s abilities. H.B. 164 exempts parents from having to provide this documentation to the resident school district for the 2019-2020 school year. This exemption reflects the reality that assessments and portfolio reviews could not be completed in the spring of 2020 due to public health orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. School district superintendents should not require an academic assessment report from a parent to grant permission for the parent to continue home education in the 2020-2021 school year and should issue a letter of excuse as long as all other information submitted to the superintendent is determined to be in compliance with regulatory requirements.

3301-34-03 Notification.

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.

Please mail completed Home Schooling packet to:

Madison-Champaign E.S.C.
2200 S. US Hwy 68
Urbana, Ohio 43078
Attn: Home Schooling