We can help you determine your eligibility for Ohio’s Scholarship Programs.

It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have
access to a good education.

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Public Education
Community (Charter) & STEM    
Private Education
Home Education
Scholarship Recipients (EdChoice, Expansion, Cleveland)  
Special Needs Scholarship Recipients (JPSN, Autism)

Education Options

When it comes to education, one size doesn’t fit all. Every child deserves a high-quality education that is tailored to fit their unique needs. The right education can completely transform a child’s life.  No one knows and understands a child’s needs better than their family. It only makes sense that parents should be able to choose the best educational option for their children.

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

Traditional Public School (District Schools)

Ohio’s public school districts provide a tuition free education that is available to all students who reside in the district. Every student in Ohio is assigned to a public school…

Private (Non-public) Schools

Chartered, Non-Public schools are private schools that hold a valid charter issued by the Ohio Department of Education. Chartered, Non-Public schools must maintain compliance with the Operating Standards for Ohio’s…

Community (Charter) & STEM Schools

Ohio’s Community (Charter) & STEM schools offer additional choices for families seeking a non-traditional, K-12 public educational setting for their children. Tuition free for Ohio students, these learning institutions are…

Home Education

Home education is an option for families who want to take the responsibility for and actively participate in their child’s education. Families desiring to educate their children at home should…


Scholarship Programs

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…

Ohio’s ACE Progam

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

Great News!  Ohio’s HB33 (Ohio’s two-year budget), passed in July 2023 makes educational options in Ohio even stronger! 

  • Created Universal School Choice eligibility for ALL Ohio students in grades K-12
  • Continued the phase-in for the new school funding formulas, with ALL school options funded independently
  • Increased funding for public schools
  • Increases in base pay for public school teachers
  • Increased funding for Community (Charter) & STEM schools, decreasing the funding gap between public and charter schools
  • Increased equity funding for brick-and-mortar charter schools
  • Increased Jon Peterson Special Needs scholarship awards

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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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Join the School Choice Ohio Network!

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.


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.