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.

2021 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

2021 testing will be remote this year.  For more information visit https://www.basicskills.net/testing/

Upcoming Events

COCC Virtual Tour Day:  April 21, 2021 9am-11am via Zoom.  For more information visit: https://www.cocc.edu/departments/admissions/future-students/preview-day.aspx

Redmond Community Concert Association (RCCA) is proud to offer $2000 scholarships to Redmond area high school students for education music development.  Students can apply online at redmondcca.org.  Applications and a performance sample are due by April 9, 2021.  For more information visit RCCA

Bend Senior High School forecasting information for incoming freshman 21/22 school year: Bend Senior High incoming freshman

Attention High School Students: 

Camp Tamarack is looking for high school volunteers to help lead our classroom Outdoor School Program from now until the end of the school year! We are looking for high school students who want to gain experience teaching and working with kids. In the classrooms, high school volunteers help our instructors lead games and outdoor school curriculum. You can sign up to help with just one class or in multiple classes. Our schedules are very flexible. We’re also available to answer any questions you may have. Once you volunteer, you can apply to work as a paid Cabin Counselor at our Summer Camp for 2-3 weeks this summer!
 
 
*sign up doc is updated weekly with available dates/times

Music & Art in Redmond is looking at doing classes for homeschool students and groups.  Click here for more detail.

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Contact Information

High Desert Education Service District
2804 SW 6th Street
Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: 541-693-5656
Fax: 541-638-9646

Jamie Benton

Home School Coordinator

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.