If you are considering homeschooling your child(ren), you probably have a lot of questions like:
- Who do I tell?
- Are there forms I need to fill out?
- Do I need to get them regularly tested or assessed?
- What if my child has a disability?
- How the heck do people figure this all out?!?
Ok, take a deep breath! It’s easier than you think, and there are plenty of resources out there to help!
Homeschooling 101: Complying with Oregon’s Homeschool Law
The Home School Legal Defense Association offers a simple, “At a glance” view of what Oregon law requires you to do. They also created a 2 minute video and laid out the detailed steps here.
Homeschooling 102: Finding the Right Curriculum
There are many options to choose from, which is where many people may feel overwhelmed and get stuck. We have no affiliation with any organization or curriculum provider, so what we have provided below is simply a list of resources people have shared with us to help you get started.
- Power Homeschool Services
- Time 4 Learning
- The Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network (OCEANetwork)
A few words of advice: don’t overthink it and don’t make a huge commitment, like paying for a huge program without trying it first. There are many free options, and it’s OK to try a few out to see what works best for you and your child.
Homeschooling 103: Getting Support
There is a large and rapidly growing community of homeschoolers across Oregon. Below are a few resources on Facebook that can help connect you with others who are new to homeschooling, total pros at it, and everything in-between! These are great ways to help connect you with others nearby if you want to share ideas, setup or join a Co-Op, and more.
- Oregon Home Education Network (OHEN): Main Page
- Homeschooling in Oregon: Talk with OHEN: Private Facebook group
- Oregon Homeschool Support: Private Facebook group