Oregon Homeschool Laws
Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code, which is usually online at your state's official website, for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. Also keep in mind that interpretations of the code -- whether provided by school districts or homeschool groups -- may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.
Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regurlarly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.
The "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!
Home schooling is an alternative education 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. Please review the guidelines, Q & A and laws and rules for more information on home schooling.
Topics: Special Rules, Home School Testing Requirements, Child Find, Special Education Services, Funding Issues, Part-Time Attendance
Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) with information for families considering home schooling their child(ren).
Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Oregon
Discussions and Resources for Oregon Homeschoolers