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.

 

Upcoming Events

Chimps Inc is inviting all educators, including home school families to their annual Hootenanny Open House on Saturday, July 11th.  For more information, see their flyer here.

If you have an event you’d like to have posted here, please contact the home school office.

 

 

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.