School Choice Options in Ohio

Public School Open Enrollment

State allows parents to choose any traditional public school for their child, regardless of location?


Public Charter Schools

State has a charter school law allowing for the creation of charter schools?


Public Magnet Schools

State permits public magnet and theme-based schools?


Online Learning

State offers free, full-time online academies, either run by the state or independent organization?


Private School Choice

State offers a private school choice scholarship or tax deduction program?


Homeschooling Freedom

Parents are free to educate their children at home (homeschooling)?


Ohio Celebrates National School Choice Week

Board game night and discussion

January 22, 2016 at 4pm

1200 Ralston Ave - Defiance, OH 43512

Please join us and bring your favorite board game and snacks to share, and join our discussion on educational choices and how you can make a difference in your community.

Free Community Spaghetti Dinner & Family Fun Night

January 26, 2017 at 11:30 AM

St. Mary’s School, 26 West Street - Shelby, OH 44875

Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service Our open house features a luncheon, tour of our classrooms and small program highlighting our strengths as a school.

For all events check out Ohio'sMaster Events Lists Go!

Ohio Leadership Makes It Official
January 22-28 2017 is School Choice Week

Governor John Kasich has officially proclaimed January 22-28 2017 as "School Choice Week" in Ohio.

Officials in the following cities and counties have officially proclaimed January 22-28, 2017 School Choice Week:

  • Mansfield
  • Macedonia
  • Kattering
  • Groveport
  • Grafton
  • Jefferson Township
  • Kenton
  • Eaton
  • Reynoldburg
  • Liberty
  • Lancaster
  • Caldwell
  • Cheviot
  • Piqua
  • Amherst
  • Cleveland
  • Willoughby Hills
  • Madison
  • Belpre
  • Struthers
  • Hamilton Township
  • Beachwood
  • Tiffin
  • Williams
  • Stark
  • Guernsey
  • Cuyahoga
  • Brown Township
  • Tipp City
  • Louisville
  • Springboro
  • Greene

For more information, read news releases about specific events planned for the Buckeye State.

Want More?

Members of the media can request a list of school leaders in their state, who can discuss their participation in National School Choice Week by contacting Shelby Doyle at

Spread the Word

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