How to Start Homeschooling in Oregon
As a result of COVID-19, homeschooling is on the rise. For some, this is a short-term arrangement, and others have discovered that homeschooling is perfect for their family. In case you don’t know, homeschooling is simply the practice of educating your kids from home. Some families choose to collaborate through homeschooling cooperatives and extracurricular leagues to enrich the home school experience.
Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. When exploring the homeschooling route, please be aware that the laws and policies that govern homeschooling differ by state. If you wonder if homeschooling is a good fit for your family, you probably have questions about how to begin the process and what resources are available. Because of this, we created a series entitled, How to Start Homeschooling. In each installment, we will discuss homeschooling rules and resources for each state. In today’s installment, we will discuss homeschooling in Oregon.
What you need to know:
- Oregon Homeschool Law requires you to inform your Education Service District (ESD) of your decision to homeschool within ten days of starting.
- If you need to remove your kid, submit a withdrawal letter to your kid’s school to remove them officially.
- There are no particular requirements for homeschool teachers.
- There are no minimum hours per day that homeschool learners must attend.
- There are no required academic subjects.
- The state of Oregon does not require that you keep any particular records for your homeschooling.
- Homeschool learners must participate in standardized testing in grades 3, 5, 8, and 10. The assessment must be given by an approved proctor and completed before August 15th.
- If you re-enroll your kid in a public school, contact your local school to determine the process.
Oregon offers limited funding assistance for homeschooling if you are enrolled via a charter.
You may also want to check out the Oregon Department of Education’s Homeschooling page, the Oregon Home Education Network, Home School Legal Defense Association – Oregon, and the Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network.