When it comes to education, one size does not fit all. Children thrive when they attend a school that is a great fit for them academically and socially.

Abby, Cincinnati

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School Choice has become one of the biggest issues in Ohio and all across the United States.  After years of upheaval in education due to COVID and other issues our schools continue to face, it is clear that the one-size-fits-all approach does not work for Ohio students.  Ohio families should have the ability as well as the authority to choose what is the best path for their students’ education.

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When it comes to education, one size doesn’t fit all. Our children deserve a high-quality education that is tailored to their needs. The right education can completely change a child’s life. 

It’s a decision that belongs to you because no one knows your children better. You know their needs, their likes, and dislikes, their strengths, and weaknesses. It makes sense that you are the one who gets to decide what school they attend.

Have a question? We’re here to help. Call us at 614-223-1743 (parent info center) or
800-673-5876 (toll-free) or email us at info@scohio.org.


Families desiring to educate their children at home may do so by notifying their local school district superintendent and meeting the requirements outlined in Ohio law.  Once requirements are met…

Community (Charter) Schools

Community schools (also known as charter schools) are independently operated public schools that are not part of a school district. They are tuition-free, non-profits that can be online (e-school) or…

Scholarship Programs (Vouchers)

Across Ohio, thousands of parents are using state-funded scholarships to send their children to the school of their choice. Through Ohio’s scholarship programs, parents are able to use a portion…

Private (Nonpublic) Schools

There are two types of private schools in Ohio. The first type of private school is a Chartered Nonpublic School. These private schools opted to apply for and receive a charter granted…

Ohio’s ACE Progam

What is ACE? The Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Educational Savings Account provides funds to a student’s parent or guardian to use on various enrichment and educational activities. The program was…

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Fixing Ohio’s Charter School Funding Gap

by Aaron Churchill, The Fordham Institute Charter School Funding Inequity Ohio unfairly shortchanges students who attend public charter schools. On average, students attending a brick-and-mortar charter school receive just 70 cents on the dollar – or 30 percent less funding – than students who attend traditional district schools. The funding gap hurts charter schools and…
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It’s About the Kids!

School Choice is in the spotlight, not only in Ohio but across the United States. We have an opportunity to advocate for expanded school choice for Ohio families. The public, including our elected officials, need to hear how educational choice has made a difference in the lives of students. Your story matters. By sharing your…
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Governor DeWine proposes bold investment in Ohio families and students

Governor Mike DeWine detailed his 2023 budget proposal in today’s State of the State address.  The budget includes an expansive investment in the families and students of Ohio, specifically in education. Governor DeWine has proposed that EdChoice Scholarship access be expanded to all Ohioans up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level, which opens the…
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Now Ohioans can receive a 100% tax CREDIT for up to $750 for individuals ($1500 for married, filing jointly) when they make a cash donation to the Ohio Scholarship Fund DBA Every Child Every Family Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO). Funds go directly to the school(s) you designate to be used for student scholarships and tuition assistance. To donate to the School Choice Ohio SGO visit EveryChildEveryFamily.org.

This is a great opportunity to designate your tax dollars to be used toward tuition assistance for families who wish to access better educational opportunities for their students.