Norton City Schools

Home Schooling

Home Schooling

In Ohio, parents/guardians interested in educating their child(ren) at home may do so by notifying the Superintendent of Norton City Schools 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. This excuses the student and family from school attendance requirements in state law.

Parents/guardians who decide to home school their students are completely responsible for choosing the curriculum and course of study. They select the curriculum and educational materials and take responsibility for educating their children. There is no state financial assistance for families who choose this option.

If a home school student returns to Norton City Schools, the superintendent (or his/her designee) determines the appropriate grade level for the student.

In order to home school a child, parents/guardians should start by notifying the superintendent about their intent to home school their child(ren) by completing this Notification Form. Notification should be provided no later than the first week of the start  of the academic year in the school district of residence or within one week from the child's withdrawal from school.

Here are the responsibilities of the district superintendent when families home school their children.

Parents agree to:

  1. Provide 900 hours of instruction per year;

  2. Notify the superintendent every year; and

  3. Provide an assessment of the students work, this link will provide the OAC requirement.