Home School Information

Did You Know?

Columbia Gorge Education Service District serves as the monitoring agency for the Oregon Department of Education in Wasco and Hood River Counties.

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 can now register your students by following this link: Home School Registration

For more information regarding Home Schooling in Oregon please click here: Home Schooling in Oregon

Testing Requirements

Testing is required following grades 3, 5, 8, and 10 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.

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.

Patti Gillette
Administrative Assistant
(541) 298-3141

Home School office hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00am - 4:00pm