Apply for Building Membership

Institutional Memberships are valid for one year.


  1. Support educators who serve young adolescents between the ages of 10-15 years of age
  2. Promote research-based practices in the middle level education that are academically rigorous and developmentally responsive to the needs of young adolescents
  3. Provide a medium for those involved with Ohio’s young adolescents to share innovative practices and exemplary programs

About OMLA

  1. Unique from other professional associations in that it exists for the middle level child
  2. Governed by an executive board made up of elected officers and regional representatives from all 8 regions
  3. Encompasses teachers, administrators, supervisors, parents, college personnel, state department officials, and students
  4. Founded in 1973 as the Ohio Middle School Association (OMSA)
  5. Became affiliated with the Association of Middle Level Education (formerly the National Middle School Association) in 1975 and has become the official voice for Ohio’s middle level education on a national level.
  6. OMLA is inclusive of all schools in Ohio that serves grades 4-9, regardless of grade configuration or title.

OMLA Member Benefits

  1. On-line Membership Registration
  2. In the Middle Newsletter
  3. Ohio Middle Level Journal
  4. OMLA Annual State Conference – reduced rates
  5. Regional Professional Development and Conferences
  6. In-Service Programs and Speakers
  7. Model Programs for Visitation – Component Award Winners
  8. Liaison to Other Professional Organizations
  9. Voting Privileges in Elections
  10. Opportunities for State Level Recognition
  11. Mini-Grant Opportunities

Membership Fees

Institutional – $175.00

  1. 5 election votes sent to contact
  2. Provides benefits for one building
  3. All members must share the same physical address


Complete the form below for OMLA Membership

When completed, you can submit the form and pay by either of following ways:

1. Submit and Pay Online via “PayPal” – Have a credit card ready.

2. Submit using a Purchase Order Number.

3. Download and Print out your application and mail it with a check enclosed.

Mail to: OMLA Membership
P.O. Box 289
Fort Loramie, OH 45845

Complete the form online below or download the OMLA Membership Application and mail to the address listed on the form.


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(5) copies of publications and (5) election votes sent to contact. All members must share the same physical address. Provides benefits for one building


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