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Information about the education system in Ohio, including resources for early childhood, K-12, higher education, adult education, and career tech.

Find helpful resources for every level of education, as well as information on before- and after-school child care and finding the right school for your child. Includes programs for teachers.

  • Does my child qualify for an IEP?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/education/does-my-child-qualify-for-an-iep
  • Does my child qualify for an IEP?

    For information about special education in Ohio, see the Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education .

  • How can College Credit Plus benefit me?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/education/how-can-college-credit-plus-benefit-me
  • How can College Credit Plus benefit me?

    College Credit Plus provides more options for you to pursue rigorous academic coursework beyond the high school classroom. Under College Credit Plus, you can complete your freshman year of college or more, or explore college content that interests you.

    Earning college credits while you’re in high school can reduce the time and cost of attending college after high school.

  • How do I find a career?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/education/how-do-i-find-a-career
  • How do I find a career?

    Use the Department of Higher Education's Careers in Demand to find which positions have the most openings and are the fastest growing. Once you find a career or industry which suits you, follow our 4-step career path:

    1. Find out about yourself, including your interests, skills, experiences, and personality traits.
    2. Use what you know about yourself to explore potential occupations.
    3. Get the education and experience you need to pursue your goals.
    4. Get started in your career through internships, co-ops, and your first full-time job in your chosen profession.

    Use the links below to identify and achieve your career goals:

  • How do I find sample test questions?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/education/how-do-i-find-sample-test-questions
  • How do I find sample test questions?

    Both sample items and practice tests allow students to view and answer test questions that are like those that could appear on state tests. Teachers and parents also may use related resources to help their students know what to expect.

  • How do I get my adult diploma?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/education/how-do-i-get-my-adult-diploma
  • How do I get my adult diploma?
  • How do I graduate from high school?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/education/how-do-i-gradute-from-high-school
  • How do I graduate from high school?

    There is no one-size-fits-all way to graduate. Ohio gives you several pathways to qualify for a high school diploma for the classes of 2019 and beyond. Choose the way that works best for you!

  • How do I understand my school options?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/education/how-do-i-understand-my-school-options
  • How do I understand my school options?

    There are choices for families when the school (public or private) is not working for their children.

    First, talk with your principal and superintendent. Ask for a solution that keeps your child in the school or the district. One consideration is a request to transfer to another school building, if one exists, in your district. Your district superintendent must approve this type of transfer request.

    More more options to explore include open enrollment, community/charter schools, home schooling, scholarships, career-technical education programs, credit flexibility, and College Credit Plus.

    Learn more about quality school choice.

  • My child goes to a nonpublic/community school — is busing available?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/education/my-child-goes-to-a-nonpublic-community-school-is-busing-available
  • My child goes to a nonpublic/community school — is busing available?

    Contact your public school district and request transportation. If it is not practical for them to do so, they will work with you to initiate a process to establish payment-in-lieu of transportation.

    Parents are not afforded the option of being paid for transporting their own child in cases where the service is provided by the district but is not the service parents prefer.