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.

2015 State Testing

Oregon law requires that home school students enrolled in grades 3, 5, 8 and 10 must complete standardized achievement testing by August 15, 2015.  You are more than welcome to test your child even if they are not enrolled in one of the required grades if you would like.  If your child is planning on participating in any OSAA activities next year they MUST test this spring/summer REGARDLESS of grade level! Information on OSAA regulations can be found here. (click on Policies and Forms)

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

Available group testing dates are below.  If you cannot test on one of these days, you can arrange to have a test administered by a “Qualified and Neutral Person” as defined in ORS 339.035.  A list of those testers as well as other home school information from the Oregon Department of Education can be found here.

Central Oregon Group Test Dates and contact information:

  • Bend: May 18th and 19th.  Contact: Kathie Martinez at 541.389.3758 or at kathie4testing@gmail.com
  • Redmond:  May 21st           Contact: Cera Lamken at 541.788.9628 or at cerad@yahoo.com
  • Prineville:  May 22nd          Contact: Linda Hehn at 541.447.3854 or at craiglindahehn@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

Civil War School Day- May 15th!  Show your students history like they have never experienced it. You are invited to this outside event in the private forest and meadow of the famous House On Metolius, just two miles from Camp Sherman, Oregon.  Your students will see and FEEL what it was like to live the life of Americans during the Civil War.  For more information on the event and how to RSVP click here: Civil War School Day 2015.

Outdoor Adventure Day- June 2nd! This event is for students K-5th grade and will be hosted at the LaPine High School baseball fields.  There will be multiple activities that students will get to participate in including obstacle courses, stations educating students about recycling, search and rescue, local animal habitats, a live bird show hosted by the High Desert Museum and more! For more information and to register your child, take a look at the flyer here.

 

Contact Information

High Desert Education Service District
145 SE Salmon Drive
Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: 541-693-5656
Toll Free: 1-866-910-2833
Fax: 541-693-5601


Sally West

Home School Coordinator

541-693-5656
sally.west@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.