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Home schooling is an educational option in Oregon. Parents who choose to home school their children must register at their local Education Service District (ESD).
TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR HOME SCHOOLING:
Contact your local Education Service District (ESD). ESD home school contacts can be found by clicking on the “
Home Schooling Contacts
” link below. Registration information on this web page is intended to direct you to these regional contacts to register.
Home schoolers must be registered with their local ESD within 10 days of withdrawal from public or private school. Please visit your ESD's web page for more information.
Education Service District Websites
Curriculum and assignments are not provided by the State, however, testing is required at grades 3, 5, 8 and 10. A link is provided below to Common Core State Standards which are the grade level expectations for what public school students are expected to be able to know and be able to do by graduation. Your local ESD, district or public school may also be able to provide additional resources to support your child. Please take time to review the guidelines,
Q & A
laws and rules
before requesting additional information on home schooling.
Questions & Answers
Frequently Asked Questions related to home schooling. Please review first for details on the requirements for home schooling.
Laws & Rules
Oregon Revised Statues (ORS) and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) related to home schooling.
Home Schooling Contacts and Qualified Testers
This page contains helpful contacts related to home schooling including regional contacts and home school testers listed by county.
Common Core State Standards
The goal of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is to help all students become college and career ready by the time they graduate.
This page provides links to resources that can support home schooling.
Home Schooling Data
Statistics on home schooling provided by year.
A variety of private and public alternative schools and programs are evolving to support Oregon's commitment to help students achieve high academic and career-related standards and to pursue their individual goals and interests.
A charter school is a public school operated by a group of parents, teachers, and/or community members as a school of choice within a school district.
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