Homeschooling in Oregon: Start Here

Welcome to the home page for homeschooling in Oregon. If you are searching for information about OR homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.

It is not difficult to start homeschooling in Oregon!

Oregon Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Oregon

There are an estimated 21,950 home educated students in Oregon

Oregon requires families to report their decision to homeschool only one time. OR does not require that home educators take specific subjects or classes. Oregon policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Periodic assessment with no ramifications. Parents are not required to submit scores to the district unless they are requested.

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Oregon does not prohibit parents from homeschooling based on their legal or criminal history. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, prohibit some parents based on their criminal history or by someone living in the home.

There is no required level of education for parents in Oregon to educate their children at home.

Oregon vaccine information

There are no state mandated vaccination(s).

Oregon Homeschool Law

Oregon State Standards and Common Core

Oregon has left most of the implementation of the Common Core in the hands of school districts and teachers.

Common Core Implications

Homeschoolers must participate in state-mandated testing after 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 10th grades. Results must be sent to the educational service district if requested.

State Subject Requirements

None. Special Note: If students do not achieve at least a 15th percentile on standardized achievement tests taken after grades 3, 5, 8, and 10, the superintendent will initiate an intervention process.

Important OR legal information links

Oregon Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in OR

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Oregon! Click here to get started.

Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups

Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.

Local Common Core Action Groups

Find Homeschool Curriculum

We make it incredibly easy to find the right homeschool curriculum for your family. View our list of homeschool curriculum to get started.

Oregon Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in OR

Still haven't found what you need/looking for? We're here to help. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Sources: State-by-state education laws, state-by-state education bylaws, Dept. Education, local homeschool groups, and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
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