Homeschooling in Oregon

Christian Homeschool Online Community Board, CHOC Board
http://chocboard.net/
The CHOC Board is an online resource center and interactive information network for Christian home schoolers in the Westside (and general) Portland, Oregon area.

Estacada Home Education
Email: darmoc@msn.com
http://www.angelfire.com/or/MusicEd/ehomed.html
So you have decided to homeschool in Estacada, Oregon? Congratulations! You have chosen a great place to live, and a great way to train up your children. Here you'll find a few tips for getting the most out of your decision to teach your kids in this wonderful little town.

Eugene-Springfield Homeschool Association
Email: barbara@eshaoregon.com
http://www.eshaoregon.com/
A community guide for homeschoolers in Eugene-Springfield and greater Lane County.

First Choice Central Portland
http://www.homeschool-life.com/or/fccp/
We are a Christian Homeschool Co-op in the heart of the Portland area reaching out to homeschooling families and connecting them in the community.

The Home Education Liberty Project
Email: help@educationliberty.org
http://www.educationliberty.org/
The Home Education Liberty Project is dedicated to the simple principle that children are not the property or responsibility of the state.

Jackson County Home Educators
Email: dwalkfam@juno.com
http://www.jchenews.org/
Jackson County Home Educators is located in Southern Oregon. It is our purpose to meet together regularly in order to assist and support one another in teaching our children in an effective and creative manner, upholding traditional family values and the moral standards in the Bible.

Lane County Christian Homeschool Group
http://lanechristianhsgroup.tripod.com/
This group is for Christian homeschooling residents of the Eugene and Springfield area in Oregon. Lane County.

LDS Oregon Home Educators, LDS-OHE
http://www.lds-ohea.org/
Our mission is to provide encouragement, coaching and a support network of members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who home school now, or who may home school in the future.

Legacy Guardian Homeschool Resources and Event Planners
Email: legacyguard@gmail.com
http://www.legacyguardian.net/
While much of what we organize is in and around the Salem area, homeschooling families from various surrounding areas are welcome to join our events!

LIGHT Homeschool Group
http://www.homeschool-life.com/or/light/
Lane (County) Inter-Christian Guild of Home Teachers (L.I.G.H.T.) is a Christian co-op of Homeschooling families which believes that the God of the Bible is the only true God and that our salvation rests on the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ, who is God, who died on the cross for all mankind, was raised in the flesh and ascended to sit at the right hand of God.

Northeast Portland Homeschools
http://www.nephs.org/
NEPHS is a support group for Christian home schooling families. We are not a service organization. We are a group of families committed to helping each other raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

North Santiam Home Education Resource Center
http://nshomeeducation.weebly.com/
Providing resources for local home educators and their families. Encompassing the areas of Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, Scio, Jefferson, Turner, Mill City, Lyons, Mehama, Mt. Angel and Silverton and surrounding areas.

Oregon Christian Home Education Network
Email: info@ohen.org
http://www.oceanetwork.org
We've provided this web site to help you find the information you need to be successful. You will find helpful suggestions, words of encouragement and extensive resource listings. Learning at home with your children can be a wonderfully fulfilling experience.

Oregon Home Educators Network
Email: oceanet@oceanetwork.org
http://www.ohen.org
This site is designed to be an information resource for homeschooling in Oregon. Find information on beginning homeschooling and the Oregon homeschool law. Keep up to date on legislation impacting home education freedoms in Oregon and Congress. Read articles of encouragement. Learn about upcoming conferences and events for home educators. Find a support group in your area.

Oregon Unschoolers Chautauqua
Email: info@oregonchautauqua.com
http://oregonchautauqua.com/
[shu - taw - kwa] Noun. Seneca name meaning child. An educational and recreational gathering lasting several days.

Portland Homeschool Outdoors Program
http://trackerspdx.com/youth/home-school.php
The Trackers Home School Outdoors Program is one to three days a week of unforgettable adventure, outdoor lore and artisan crafts. Your child discovers a fantastic world of ancient skills and arts. They spend time out of doors, while working together to learn about nature and the power of community. One day a child may go fishing with a Mariner or work with an Artisan craftsman to build their own woodworking project. The next day they could join the Rangers Guild to create a shelter or learn to felt wool with the Wilders Guild as they make their own hat.

Village Home Education Resource Center
Email: info@villagehome.org
http://my.villagehome.org/
Village Home is a dynamic, choice-based learning community creatively integrating family, education and real life to empower learners of all ages. Village Home Education Resource Center is a learning community providing academic and social enrichment and resources for families who choose to home educate.


EMAIL LISTS
Barnraisers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Barnraisers/
Building Community in Homeschooling. We are an active group of homeschoolers who meet regularly for park days, potlucks, and have a variety of other activities and opportunities to connect with other homeschoolers in the Lane County, Eugene, Springfield, Junction City, Coburg, Cottage Grove, and Veneta areas.

Bay Area Christian Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BAChristianHomeschoolers/
This online, email community is for members and friends of Bay Area Christian Homeschool Co-op. We are a group of Christian homeschooling families on the southern Oregon coast who meet weekly for classes, field trips, music and talent performances.

Canby Oregon Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CanbyORhomeschoolers/
This is a homeschool support group for all ages, from preschool on up. We are located in Canby, Oregon.

Cascade Christian Homeschool Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CascadeChristianHomeschool/
Christian Homeschool Support Group for families in the area of Sandy, Oregon.

Central Oregon Homeschoolers of Redmond
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cohr_/
This group is open to all Home Educators who live in the Redmond/Central Oregon area. It is a place to share events, ideas, and whatever else you want to share!

Central Oregon Open Learners, COOL
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CentralOregonOpenLearners/
This group is COOL, a secular, inclusive community of unschoolers and relaxed homeschoolers in Central Oregon, specifically in Bend and the surrounding areas. We have weekly park or play days, a monthly Mom's night out, family potlucks, field trips and hands-on activities.

Corvallis Area Christian Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CACHE1/
Corvallis Area Christian Home Educators (CACHE) is a support and activity community for homeschoolers in the areas surrounding Corvallis, Oregon, including Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Philomath, Sweethome and Tangent.

Columbia Gorge Home Learners Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gorgehomelearners/
We are a group of families in the Columbia Gorge that homeschool our children. We meet at least once a week for group activities such as plays, sports and general play. We also organize field trips on an ad hoc basis. In Fall of 2007 we began a teaching co-op at the Underwood Grange Hall. Classes include Science Fair Club, French for littles, Swing dance for 9 to adults and Jr. Engineering.

Douglas County Christian Homeschool Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DCHG/
The purpose of this group is to service the DCHG (Douglas County Homeschool Group) in Oregon. This is a Christian group dedicated to serving homeschoolers residing in Douglas County, Oregon.

East Country Homeschool Organization, ECHO-OR
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/echo-or/
This group is dedicated to helping families in East Portland, Oregon (Gresham, Troutdale, Sandy, Boring, Fairview, Wood Village, Corbett, and East Portland) with Home School ideas, events, issues, and activities.

Elmira Veneta Christian Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EVA_homeschoolers/
We are a Christian group of Elmira and Veneta area home schooling families in Oregon. This group is for sharing local events, park days, co-ops, or whatever you would like to contribute.

First Class East Gresham
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FCEGresham/
First Class East Gresham is a Home School Co-op ministry chartered from First Class Homeschool Ministries. We're located in Gresham, Or. Serving the local areas of Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Boring & Sandy. We meet at Greater Gresham Baptist Church to hold our Monday School co-op classes.

First Class Sandy
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FC-Sandy/
First Class Sandy is a chapter of First Class Homeschool Ministries, located in Sandy, Oregon. We are a co-op that serves the city of Sandy and outlying areas of Welches, Eagle Creek, Estacada and other rural areas in East Clackamas County.

Greater Portland Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GPH/
GPH is the oldest and largest inclusive homeschool support group in the Portland, Oregon area. GPH offers support, events, and activities of interests to homeschooling and unschooling families located in the Portland metropolitan area.

The HIP List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HIP_list/
The goal of this list is to provide a space for all Portland area homeschoolers to find and lend support, advice, and ideas, to connect with others, post stories or links that may be of interest to other homeschoolers, offer curriculum, tutoring, etc., vent, share, and hopefully gain a laugh or two along the way.

Homeschool Central
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschoolcentral/
Homeschool Central is a support, information, and activity group for families who are homeschooling in Corvallis, Oregon and the surrounding area.

Homeschool Field Trips
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschoolfieldtripFUN/
Here you will find field trip opportunities available for homeschooling families in the Greater Portland, Oregon area, as well as, photos taken during these wonderful outings.

Klamath Basin Homeschool Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KBHG/
We are homeschooling families living in or around the Klamath Basin, straddling the Oregon/California border. Klamath Basin Communities: Adel, Algoma, Beatty, Bly, Bonanza, Chemult, Chiloquin, Crater Lake, Dairy, Dorris, Falcon Heights, Fort Klamath, Keno, Klamath Falls, Lakeview, Lorella, Macdoel, Malin, Merrill, Midland, Modoc Point, Mount Hebron, New Pine Creek, Newell, Olene, Paisley, Plush, Rocky Point, Sprague River, Tulelake, Valley Falls, Worden.

Lane County Christian Homeschool Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LaneCH/
The forum here is just an extension of who we are- a large vibrant community of homeschooling families supporting each other Online and IN PERSON.

LDS Oregon Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lds_Oregon_Homeschoolers/
This group is for homeschoolers of the LDS faith who live in Oregon. It is for discussing homeschool issues, giving encouragement, informing others of educational experiences and providing opportunities to meet other homeschool families.

Mid-Valley Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/M-Vers/
Mid-Valley Homeschoolers is an email support group intended to strengthen our local homeschooling community by enhancing communication between homeschoolers who reside in the mid-Willamette Valley (Oregon).

Newberg Area Home Educators Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NAHEN/
The goal of this group is to offer a meeting place for homeschoolers in Newberg, Oregon and the surrounding area. We welcome members from all over Yamhill County as well as Sherwood and Scholls who might be looking for a place to plug in. We have organized a local park day and a Mom's night out.

Oregon Christian Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ORChristianHS/
This is a group for Christians living in Oregon who are homeschooling their children. It is intended to be a place where we can support each other, ask for advice, share about resources, and share our experiences in all aspects of homeschooling, including how our faith influences our homeschooling.

Oregon Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oregonhomeschool/
This is a mailing list for people who home schooling or are thinking of homeschooling in Oregon. Kids and Parents alike!

Oregon Homeschool News at at Glance
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ORDERHVS/
Oregon Homeschool News at a Glance - Statewide Announcement only group.

Oregon Opportunities for Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OregonHome/
This groups is to facilitate dialog between Oregon (and surrounding areas) Homeschooling Families.

ORSig - Oregon Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orsig/
This list exists to allow Oregon homeschoolers to discuss homeschooling and topics of interest to homeschoolers.

PDX Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pdx-unschoolers/
This is a group for families in the Portland, Oregon area who are UNSCHOOLING (which is quite different from other forms of homeschooling - but there are many yahoo groups for Portland area homeschoolers).

Polk County Homeschooling Resources
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/polk_homeschooling/
Networking for parents of homeschoolers in Polk County Oregon. A place of support for parents and to arrange social events for homeschoolers; such as, field trips, picnics, parties, etc.

Portland Radical Unschooling
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PortlandRadicalUnschooling/
A meeting place for those who are on the radical unschooling path who live in and around Portland, Oregon.

Rogue Valley Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RVHomeschoolers/
This is a secular support & activities group for homeschoolers in Josephine and Jackson counties in southern Oregon.

Salem Area Secular Homeschoolers, SASH
SASH (Salem Area Support for Homeschoolers) is a support group for those who home school in and around the Salem, Oregon area. We discuss homeschooling issues, share rescources and information, and plan activities and field trips.

Salem Homeschool Independent Network of Educators, SHINE
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SHINEweb/
SHINE is an organization for support, educational fieldtrips and socialization of homeschooling families in Salem, Oregon and surrounding areas.

Sandy Homeschool Hub
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SandyHomeschoolHub/
The purpose of the Sandy Homeschool Hub is to provide a forum for Sandy, Oregon area homeschool families to connect for friendship, encouragment, shared learning opportunities and for sharing homeschool information.

Southwest Washington Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SWWAH/
The purpose of SOH (Southern Oregon Homeschoolers) is to provide a positive place in which to share homeschool information and resources and to encourage/support one another in our homeschooling adventures while providing our children with social and educational opportunities.

This group is for homeschoolers in Southwest Washington State area (Longview, Kelso, Vancouver, Cowlitz County, Clark County, Thurston County, Lewis County, Rainier, Camas, Toledo, Rochester, Clatskanie, Astoria, Portland, Oregon, Kalama, Woodland, Centralia, Chehalis, Castle Rock, Clatsop, Columbia, Lower Columbia).

Tri-Cities Homeschool Support Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TCHSG/
The purpose of this Yahoo Group is to provide a supportive community for Christian, Independent, Homeschoolers (as defined in RCW 28A.225) to discuss issues regarding Homeschooling, as they strive to provide the best education for their children.

Western Region Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternRegionUnschoolers/
The Western Region Unschoolers is a group for unschoolers who live in the Western U.S. covering: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California. This is a forum to announce and organize conferences, travel, camping, and other places to get together.

Westside Homeschool Active Teens, WHAT
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WHATTeens/
Westside Homeschool Active Teens (WHAT) is a social activity club for homeschooled/unschooled teens and older tweens based in the West Side of the greater Portland, Oregon area.


Oregon Department of Education
Charter School List - PDF Download
Click here to download the charter school list (PDF)

Shining Star Waldorf School
602 Northeast Prescott Street
Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (503) 753-4459
Email: natureimmersion@gmail.com
http://www.shiningstarschool.com/
Shining Star Waldorf School began in 2003 to provide Waldorf Education in the inner NE Portland area. Our mission is to serve families drawn to the educational model who desire community based education in a warm and friendly setting. We are the smallest and youngest AWSNA member Waldorf School in the metro area, and enjoy devoted talented faculty and lively dedicated families!


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