What purchases are approved for homeschooled children?

According to Ohio's legislation for the Afterschool child enrichment educational savings account, "If the student has been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home instruction under section 3321.04 of the Revised Code, purchase of curriculum and materials;..."

Update to Homeschool curriculum and material purchases:

The criteria specifying what purchases qualify for reimbursement under the ACE Ohio program have been updated with clarifying language for the 2022-2023 school year to the following, effective December 16, 2022.

  • Homeschoolers may purchase:
    • Learning curriculum (including books)
    • Learning materials: consumables i.e. supplies which are consumed, destroyed, or expended by the student in the process of use
    • Manipulatives: physical objects that are used as teaching tools to engage students in hands-on learning.

Parents may submit claims using the previous guidelines through 5pm ET, Friday December 16, 2022. After that time, claims will be denied if they do not meet the above standard for Homeschool Materials and Curriculum.

Please note that ACE account funds cannot be used for the purchase of electronic devices. 

The complete guidelines for qualifying purchases can be found here: https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-3310.70.