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Homeschooling Info


Notifying Oregon of Your Intent to Homeschool

In Oregon, parents are required to declare their intent to homeschool in the year their child turns 6 (six) by September 1st. This notification is sent to your local education service district (ESD) and simply states the child's name, date of birth, parent's name, and that you intend to homeschool the child. The contact information and notification form for your local ESD can be found on the Oregon Department of Education website.

State Testing

The State of Oregon requires children to be tested at the end of 3rd, 5th, 8th and 10th grades. Once a year, usually in June, SCHC provides a testing site with the required testing mandated for homeschoolers in the state of Oregon for 3, 5, 8 & 10th graders. To prepare your student for this test, you can purchase practice tests, assessment tools, books and other products from Basic Skills at: https://www.basicskills.net/product-category/practice-tests/.  For questions regarding state testing, please contact us.

Testing this year will be on June 3, 2022. Registration is from 9:30-10 am, but please contact Sheenah by April 30th, so we know how many children will be testing. Testing will by from 10:00-12:30. It costs $45 for the basic test, they will mail results to you a few weeks after test.

More Resources

First Class Clackamas Teens is our sister organization (for children 12 and over) that provides an academic community for homeschool teens. We offer Monday classes with experienced, engaging tutors, and monthly events and field trips.

FREE Summer fun online classes at: Homeschool Buyers Co-op

Teacher's Card Template (use small resulolution photo)

Non-timed Standardized Homeschool Testing is available at various Portland Metro locations

Dolphin Swim Club - Oct-Jan 2x a week.  Swim instructions for $100 child ($300 family) contact: Steve Byars [email protected]

Friday School First Choice Central Portland Co-op, https://homeschool-life.com/627/

First Class Gresham - http://www.fchm.org/fchm/locations/us/or/eastgresham/

Mt.Scott Homeschool Playday (downstairs in their indoor skate rink) - Wednesday's from 12:30-2:30 $2 per child ages 5-12, $1 per child ages 2-4 (in adjacent room)

Last Friday of the month it is $2 a person for Open Swim (11:30am -1pm) at Mt. Scott Community Center

Open Gymnastics at NW Gymnastics on Wednesday & Thursday 11-noon for $5 a child

Vancouver, Washington - list of classes and co-ops: http://www.cchomeed.org/student-classes.html

Free Pizza for your readers K-6th grade: https://www.bookitprogram.com/bookit_enrollment/form/enrollment