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Homeschooling in Oregon

Homeschooling in Oregon
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Parents who wish to homeschool in Oregon will find that the requirements are fairly simple to follow. Becoming familiar with how to start homeschooling in Oregon can help ensure that your homeschooling journey is a positive, successful one. In addition, it’s important to know what your rights and options are when educating your child at home. If you’re doing research on how to homeschool in Oregon, this page will provide tons of helpful information to help you get started.

This information should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under.

How to Start Homeschooling in Oregon

In order to legally homeschool your child in Oregon you must comply with the following:

  • Send a one-time Notice of Intent (NOI) to homeschool.
  • Have your student tested in the following grades: 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 10th.
  • If your child has a disability, have him or her evaluated
  • Choose your homeschool curriculum (curriculum choice is up to the parent).
  • Begin enjoying learning together!

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Oregon Homeschooling Laws

Homeschooling laws in Oregon require parents to do three things:
  1. File a one-time Notice of Intent (NOI) to homeschool form to your local Education Service District (ESD).
  2. Have your student tested in grades 3, 5, 8, and 10.
  3. If applicable, address any disabilities by having your child evaluated.
To learn more details about these legal requirements visit our Oregon Homeschooling Laws page.

Oregon Homeschool Associations

Thanks to two homeschool associations in the state, families in Oregon are able to find the guidance and support they need in order to homeschool with confidence. In addition to advocating for homeschoolers and keeping track of changes in legislation, they also provide numerous opportunities for families to come together and receive invaluable information. Oregon’s two homeschool associations are:
  • Oregon Home Education Network (OHEN)
  • Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network (OCEANetwork)
Learn more about these organizations in our Oregon Homeschool Associations page.

Oregon Homeschool Groups and Co-ops

Being able to meet with other like-minded families helps you realize that you are not alone in your homeschooling journey. Whether you’re new to homeschooling or to Oregon, being a part of a homeschool group can provide both you and your children with tons of exciting opportunities and benefits. Many homeschool groups and co-ops hold special events throughout the year and offer learning opportunities in the form of classes and field trips.
To learn more and find a support group near you, start with our Oregon Homeschool Groups and Co-ops page.

Oregon Homeschool Field Trips

Homeschooling allows families to take their learning to new levels. One way to do this is through educational field trips, and Oregon has various attractions and destinations for families to explore. Whether your child is interested in science, learning about Earth’s features, or just looking to get some fresh air and enjoy nature, Oregon doesn’t disappoint when it comes to homeschool field trips.
To browse all the field trips opportunities in the Beaver State, visit our Homeschool Field Trips in Oregon post. Please make sure to contact each site before you plan your visit, as COVID-19 may have impacted their hours of operations.

Oregon Standardized Testing and Test Prep

One of the steps to homeschooling in Oregon requires students in grades 3, 5, 8, and 10 to take an approved standardized test in order to assess their educational progress. Tests must be approved by the Oregon Board of Education and be administered by a qualified, neutral party who is state-certified. In addition, parents are responsible for choosing and paying for the test. The results are not submitted to the ESD, unless requested by the superintendent. If students score below the 15th percentile, they must retest within one year.

Why Time4Learning is the Leading Homeschool Curriculum in Oregon

As a homeschooler in Oregon, you are free to use any curriculum or combination of instructional materials and resources you choose, and Time4Learning allows you to make the most of that freedom with our flexible, online curriculum. Families are free to use Time4Learning in a way that makes the most sense for their unique needs, whether it’s as a core homeschool curriculum or as a supplement.
Our comprehensive curriculum includes math and language arts that correlate to all state standards, as well as science, social studies, and more. Since standardized testing is required for students in grade 3, 5, 8, and 10, families in Oregon can also use our student-paced program for test prep.
Below are a few of the features that make Time4Learning a popular choice for homeschoolers in Oregon.

  • Flexible grade levels and access to multiple levels.
  • Automated grading and recordkeeping.
  • Student-paced approach with the option to redo a lesson or retake a test.
  • Low monthly fee, no contracts and a money back guarantee.
  • Access to printable worksheets and other resources.

How to Build the Best Homeschool Curriculum for PreK-12

It’s easy for new homeschoolers to become overwhelmed with all the information available online. When choosing a homeschool curriculum, it’s important to take several factors into consideration, such as your homeschool method/approach and your child’s learning style. Many parents come to the realization that their children are more successful when they combine various programs, resources, and activities. Not only does this help prevent boredom, but it also keeps students engaged and motivated. Learn more on How to Build the Best Homeschool Curriculum for PreK-12.

Oregon Unit Study Supplement

Help your homeschooler learn interesting history and geography facts about Oregon in the Time4Learning unit study supplement.

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Online Curriculum for Homeschool, Afterschool and Summer Use

In addition to being an award-winning choice for homeschool families, Time4Learning also offers an online after school program to help build your child’s skills. View our lesson demos and discover why thousands of families in Oregon are already using it!
Give your student the chance to get back on track or explore exciting electives and get ahead for the next school year with Time4Learning’s online summer school. Our educational materials will engage and challenge your child to succeed.

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