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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).



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 and 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

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.

Alternative Education

Alternative Education

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.

Charter Schools

Charter Schools

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.

  • Robert Salazar Email    (503) 947-5981
    Educator Effectiveness - Education Program Specialist
  • Paula Merritt Email    (503) 947-5746
    Educator Effectiveness - Administrative Specialist

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