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Alternative Education: Registered Private Alternative Schools

Common Indicators of Success for Alternative Education Programs
Continuity of staffing: Strong leadership and the collegiality of all who work in the program is essential, and noted by students as well as staff.


The following resources provide information regarding registered private alternative schools.

Registered Programs in Oregon

A private alternative program must be registered with the Department of Education before a school district may contract with or distribute public funds to the program. Standards for private alternative schools are further descirbed in OAR 581-021-0072. The resources below provide information and instructions on how to apply to become a registered private alternative program.

Oregon School Directory    
Reference the Oregon School Directory for the most up to date version of school and private alternative school information.

Private Alternative School Registration Materials

  • PAS Registration Application 2016-2017 MS-Word   02/16/2016 (335.50 KB)
    Use this application for registration.
  • Standards for Private Alternative Education Programs PDF   09/30/2004 (65.61 KB)
    Private alternative schools wishing to register with the Oregon Department of Education and serve public school students. The application will include institution update information, staff roster page, and required annual assurances for laws pertaining to alternative education. Currently registered private alternative schools will receive a registration renewal packet in March. Both new and renewal applications for registration are due March 31.

Related Pages

  • Alternative Education: Immunization Records and Reports
    ORS 433.235 through 433.284 and OAR 333-050-0010 through 333-050-0120 require all students enrolled in schools and children’s facilities in Oregon to meet certain immunization standards. These resources are intended to help districts and programs implement the immunization record and reporting standards for students in public and private alternative education programs.
  • Alternative Education: Toolkits for Districts
    Choose a toolkit to Self-Assess District Policies and Procedures, Approve Programs, or Evaluate Programs. Each toolkit may be copied into a word file and modified. A toolkit may be updated periodically in response to changes in Oregon Revised Statutes, Oregon Administrative Rules, or in response to comments.

  • Student Records - Management and Retention
    The Oregon State Board of Education adopts by rule standards for the creation, use, retention, custody and disclosure, including access of student education records that are consistent with the requirements of the applicable state and federal law.
  • Private School Registration Update
    Information and links to the Private School Directory; Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) and other useful information for families considering private school education.
  • Special Education for Parentally Placed Private School Students
    Information and links to the Private School Directory; Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) and other useful information for families considering private school education.

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