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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



Assessment Waiver

The Ohio Legislature has approved a revision to the assessment waiver for home educated students that was originally passed in HB197 at the end of March.

This revision states that no school district shall require an academic assessment report required under OAC 3301-34-04 as a condition of allowing…

For a brief summary of the waiver, click the link below:

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Golf Scramble for CHEO

The wonderful folks at the Sanctuary
Golf Club will be hosting us for another exciting year of golf, food and prizes!

Tee times begin at 1:00!

Address: 2017 Applegrove St NW,
North Canton, OH 44720

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More Updates...

Due to COVID-19 issues, August 8th
is the new date for the 2020 Commencement Ceremony presented
by CHEO. We appreciate everyone’s patience as the Leadership Team worked to maintain this special event!

This event location has been forced to change due to our venue being closed for Covid-19 reasons. The 2020 Commencement ceremony will now be an outdoor event in Heath, Ohio.

For more detailed info: Click Here

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.

This event has been cancelled
due to Covid-19 restrictions
in Ohio.

For more information: 2020 Convention

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!

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“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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