Stepping out and taking your child’s education into your own hands is a big and exciting change. You want to know that there is somewhere you can turn for support, advice, and resources along the way.
In most states, the organization most likely to “have your back” as a homeschooler is your state homeschool association. The Ohio homeschool association is called Christian Home Educators of Ohio (CHEO). Below, you will find out more about the goals and offerings of CHEO as well as some reasons why you might want to become a member.
Christian Home Educators of Ohio (CHEO)
According to the CHEO website, the goal of Ohio’s statewide association is “to preserve the God-given, constitutional right to home educate, and to support and encourage families in fulfilling this biblical responsibility.” This faith-based organization focuses on:
- Organizing events and workshops for homeschoolers, such as the Ohio homeschool convention
- Monitoring all Ohio legislation that could affect homeschooling in the state
- Providing information about the practical aspects of homeschooling to families who are just getting started
- Providing a statewide commencement opportunity for graduating homeschoolers in the state
Although CHEO is a distinctly Christian organization, their website states that it is their goal to “serve and protect all home educators in Ohio, regardless of ethnicity, religion or creed.”
Why Join a Homeschool Association?
While any homeschooler in Ohio can access the information provided on the association website, membership in CHEO offers some distinct benefits, such as:
- Email alerts about legislation that could possibly affect homeschooling families
- Access to regional representatives of CHEO for support and advice
- Discounted membership to the HSLDA
- Discounts on specific events sponsored by the CHEO
- Discounts on specific retail stores and venues
- Discounted subscription to Home School Digest magazine
Additional Resources Related to Homeschooling Ohio
Have other questions about homeschooling in Ohio? You may find the following pages helpful.
- Homeschooling in Ohio
- Ohio Homeschooling Laws
- Ohio Homeschool Groups and Co-ops
- Homeschool Field Trips in Ohio
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