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



2020 Capitol Day

Start your homeschool year off right and head to the Statehouse on October 13th for a fun and educational event hosted by Christian Home Educators of Ohio!

Capitol Day is a great field trip for students and teacher alike! It provides an important opportunity for home educators to better understand the legislative process in Ohio and how we can positively affect this system. This event is also a wonderful way to fulfill some of the history requirements for your school year!

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Golf Scramble for CHEO

It was a great day to be on the links supporting CHEO! 

Thanks to all our talented golfers, sponsors and volunteers for a wonderful day of golf! We hope you enjoyed the time as much as we enjoyed hosting it.

We are grateful to the Sanctuary Golf Club…they are always wonderful to work with and provide a perfect venue.

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Election Basics 2020

Scripture teaches us that we are to be subject to the governing authorities because they have been established by God. (Romans 13)

The United States of America has the world’s most unique government structure in that we are a constitutional republic set up as one nation comprised of 50 independent and yet dependent states. Our governmental authority…

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Commencement 2021

We plan to be back on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University for the 2021 Commencement Ceremony!

We look forward to seeing families and graduates from across the state as we celebrate this wonderful milestone!

Early Bird Registration is now OPEN!

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Thank you, HSLDA.

As many are already aware, HSLDA recently sent a letter to Ohio’s State Superintendent, Paolo DeMaria, requesting his cooperation/assistance in protecting the constitutional rights of Ohio families to home educate. This letter was sent in response to reports of some school districts dispatching truancy officers, police officers and/or teachers to homes of students…

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Here For You

2020 has been a most unusual year for everyone in our state and country.
We pray that in the midst of chaos you  feel the Lord’s presence and peace
that transcends all else.

We are happy to help you in any
way possible as you continue to serve
your family on your own
homeschool journey.

This Event Has Been Cancelled

Once again, CHEO will be working with Teach Them Diligently for the 2020 Homeschool Convention in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Due to COVID-19 issues the date has been changed to July 23-25 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.


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!

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!

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!


And now a word from our wonderful sponsors…