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    Patti Gillette, Administrative Assistant    pgillette@cgesd.k12.or.us   

    Home School Office Hours:  Monday - Friday      9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    (541) 296-1478


    Click here for a 2020-2021 Home School Notification Form

    Columbia Gorge Education Service District serves as the monitoring agency for the
    Oregon Department of Education in Wasco and Hood River Counties. 
    Did You Know?
    A parent whose child is 6 years old on or before September 1, and who is to be home schooled, must notify the local ESD of their intent within 10 days of beginning to home school or withdrawing their child from public or private school.   You may access a Home School Notification Form at the top of this page.
    Testing is required in grades 3, 5, 8, and 10 grade unless they are participating in athletics, then testing is required annually.
    If your student wants to participate in sports, you should contact your local school district for eligibility requirements.  OSAA Home School Checklist 
    Columbia Gorge ESD may only accept testing from agencies or private individuals that are on the Oregon Department of Education's Home School Testers list. For a current list, click on the link below (under Resources) to the Oregon Dept. of Education home-school web page.
    School districts are not required to award credit toward high school graduation while being home schooled.  You may wish to discuss this with the principal of your neighborhood school if you plan to attend.
    Support Groups/Organizations
    Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS) Access
    Home schoolers in Oregon are welcome to use the resources on OSLIS located at http://www.oslis.org. OSLIS offers guidance for teaching students how to do research, has templates for creating citations in MLA and APA formats, and provides access to databases with quality nonfiction articles from periodicals and reference books. It also has a database designed to help students build skills in reading, writing, and math. To request a login to access the subscription products on OSLIS, please contact the School Library Consultant at the Oregon State Library.

    On-Line Schools

    Oregon Connections Academy  http://www.connectionsacademy.com 1-800-382-6010
    Oregon Virtual Academy (ORVA)  http://k12.com/orva 1-888-529-0160
    Teaching & Learning Resources from Federal Agencies:  https://www2.ed.gov/free/index.html
    Oregon Home Education Network:  http://www.ohen.org/