What is ECOT? > ECOT Online School Home ECOT (Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow) is the first and most popular tuition-free online public school in Ohio celebrating its 11th school year with over 10,000 enrolled students in grades K-12. At no cost to families, ECOT provides students with: One-on-one attention from 100% certified and highly qualified teachers. Computer and printer/scanner/copier, as needed. Broadband Internet connection, provided to students at no cost in most areas. Based in Columbus, Ohio, ECOT has provided students throughout the state with a high quality, online public education since the 2000-2001 school year. Over five thousand graduates have earned their high school diplomas at ECOT, and many more will follow in their footsteps. As an online public school, ECOT provides its students with a flexible, tuition-free alternative to traditional "brick and mortar" public education. ECOT is fully accredited by the Commission on International Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA) and the North Central Association (NCA), and is certified by the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS). ECOT is sponsored by the Lucas County (Ohio) Educational Service Center (LCESC).