The High Desert Education Service District Home School office registers and provides support for home schooled students and their parents who reside in Crook and Deschutes counties.  Services include general consultation and information about home schooling, monitoring of overall compliance with home school notification and testing requirements and maintenance of student records.

For information on how to enroll your child, click on “About Home School” in the blue box above.

2018 Testing Information

Oregon law specifies that children must be tested following grades 3, 5, 8, and 10.

Parents may have their child tested at the ESD-assigned grade or higher, but must have the child tested in the requested year.

Group testing dates through Basic Skills Assessment and Educational Services are below.  However, if you are unable to test on these dates you may arrange to have the test administered by a qualified and neutral person as defined in ORS 339.035.  A complete list of qualified testers can be found on the ODE website at www.ode.state.or.us. Please note that all testing providers will charge for their services.

If your child is presently on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), please refer to that document for guidance regarding completion of this assessment.  Your child’s IEP team will be able to provide clarification if needed.

Tests approved by the State of Oregon for assessment of home schooled students are the 2 most recent versions of the following:
Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills/Terra Nova
IOWA Tests of Basic Skills / Tests of Achievement and Proficiency
Stanford Achievement Test Battery
Metropolitan Achievement Battery

 

Group testing dates in the Central Oregon area

Location Date Contact Phone Email
Bend May 14th Kathie Martinez 541.389.3758 kathie4testing@gmail.com
Bend May 15th Kathie Martinez 541.389.3758 kathie4testing@gmail.com
Redmond May 16th Kathie Martinez 541.389.3758 kathie4testing@gmail.com
Prineville May 17th Linda Hehn 541.447.3854 craiglindahehn@gmail.com
Bend August 14th Kathie Martinez 541.389.3758 kathie4testing@gmail.com
Redmond May 8th & 9th Teri Heaton edteri@hotmail.com

 

Upcoming Events

To:  High School Music/Performing Arts Staff

Re:  2018 RCCA Scholarship

The Redmond Community Concert Association (RCCA) is proud to offer a $2,000 scholarship to any Redmond area high school student for educational music development.  We have doubled the reward in this, our fifth year of offering scholarships to local students.

One of our missions is to enhance music education for students living in the Redmond School District.  We do this through outreach performances for K-12 and these scholarships.  Our priority is to offer the scholarship to a high school senior who will pursue music education at an accredited college or school of music.

We wanted to make you aware of the RCCA Scholarship to enlist your encouragement of students to apply online at redmondcca.org or through your career office.  Applications and a performance samples are due by Friday March 09, 2018.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact me or visit our website.

 

“Experience RPA!” Preview Night
March 6th 5:30pm-7:30pm


Looking for a new school experience?

Our High School and Middle School campuses will both be hosting an evening so you can explore if RP Academy is right for you:

  • Learn more about our 18 AP Courses® and our on-campus College Courses
  • Watch our award-winning high school Robotics team
  • See the Arts and Sciences in action
  • Be entertained by our National Award winning Theatre department
  • Enjoy refreshments while consulting with our instructional staff
  • Ask RPA students and parents how RPA works for their family
  • Experience the difference and learn why you should expect more from your education – you should expect the best high school experience
Open Enrollment runs from March 1st – 15th and is your best chance to secure a place at RPA. Please join us for Experience RPA! Preview Night, schedule a tour, or call us at 541-325-2789 with any questions!

 

 
Sandy Cloud
 

 

VFW Auxillary Patriotic Art Scholorship:

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

Please contact our office if you have a local event you’d like to have listed here!

 

 

Contact Information

High Desert Education Service District
2804 SW 6th Street
Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: 541-693-5656
Toll Free: 1-866-910-2833
Fax: 541-638-9646

Jamie Benton

Home School Coordinator

541-693-5656
jamie.benton@hdesd.org

The High Desert Education Service District Home School office registers and provides support for home schooled students and their parents who reside in Crook and Deschutes counties. Services include general consultation and information about home schooling, monitoring of overall compliance with home school notification and testing requirements and maintenance of student records.