Join With Us!


For over 35 years, CHEO has had the honor to serve as the state
homeschool organization in Ohio!

We operate as a year-round ministry to support and encourage all home educating families as they pursue a uniquely-tailored educational path for their children.

We are happy to work for you!


Our News And Events



2023 Golf Scramble

August 4, 2023

Join us on the links for a day of fun and support CHEO in the process!

Registration will open soon!

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Legislative Update

May 5, 2023

CHEO greatly appreciates every effort families have made to contact their State Representatives and members of the relevant legislative committees regarding substantial pieces of legislation that will affect home educators in Ohio.

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Participants STILL Needed for Multi-State Research Project

We’ve all heard that homeschool students test, on average, higher than their public school peers. Did you know this data is more than 30 years old?

Showcase your child’s academic success by contributing to a multi-state study!

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Legislative ALERT

April 24, 2023

There will be important hearings this week on two bills we have been intently tracking for a couple of months.

Substitute Senate Bill 1 (Sub.SB1) and House Bill 11 (HB11) will have hearings tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25, and it is critical for individuals to call or email their legislators regarding these two bills

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High School Symposium

What a great day of helpful instruction with Anita Gibson from HSLDA, Shellie Doub from Cedarville University, and many more! This event helps families plan for high school and beyond!

Join us for another great High School Symposium next April 2024!

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Great Homeschool Convention

What a great time in Cincinnati for the Great Homeschool Convention! 100’s of workshops, incredible speakers and lots more. It was a wonderful event and we are looking forward to next year!!

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Would you like to support your state homeschool organization?

CHEO has operated as a member supported non-profit organization for the past 35 years. Our mission is a Christ-centered ministry of supporting equipping and protecting families in the home education of their children.

We are grateful for your thoughtful support and for joining with us to maintain homeschool freedoms in Ohio!

Ohio Homeschool Notification Explained

Join Melanie Elsey for a helpful walk through the Ohio Homeschool Notification process. For over 25 years, Melanie has faithfully served Ohio families as the legislative liaison for CHEO.  With years of experience and a true understanding of our homeschool regulations, she explains this yearly requirement in a simple and easy to understand way…and also provides encouragement for the journey!

What People are Saying

“Thank you!”

“Thank you for everything you do!

K and L

“We are very grateful for CHEO”

“Thanks for keeping us informed of legislative news/events and giving us concrete ways to make a difference.”


“Thank you for all you do!”

“The High School planning seminar was fantastic!”


“Special Learning Needs”

Love that you all are offering this. As a group leader I am frequently asked about these topics and resources available 🙂THANK YOU!


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