Home School

As an update for our home school families due to continued COVID 19 restrictions, we will be closed to the general public, including home school families.

We have made the Notification of Intent to Home School form fillable and hope this will make applying for home school easier.

Please save it to your desktop, fill out the form and then you are welcome to email, fax or print and mail to: South Coast ESD
 1350 Teakwood Ave
 Coos Bay, OR 97420

The home school page can provide a lot of information so be sure to click on the Questions and Answers tab or the Oregon Dept. of Ed. Home School button for additional information.

If you have a student with disabilities please reach out to the district in which you live for services. 
Any additional questions please reach out to RayAnn Ray, Dispute Resolution Specialist at 503-947-5722 or raeann.ray@state.or.us.

We are always available for questions at 541-266-3951 or kathleenm@scesd.k12.or.us

Have a great school year and be safe!

Kathy Metzger
Home School coordinator
South Coast ESD

Home School Procedures

The South Coast ESD maintains home school records for Coos, Curry and Western Douglas counties. In order to comply with the compulsory school attendance law, the parent or guardian of a student between the ages of 6 and 18 must notify the ESD of their intent to home school within 10 calendar days of withdrawing the child from school or 10 calendar days from the beginning of the local school year. Download the Notification of Intent to Home School form.

Home Schooling in Oregon (Click here for more)

Home schooling is an educational option in Oregon. Parents who choose to home school their children must register them at their local Education Service District (ESD) within 10 days of withdrawal from public or private school.

To Register Your Child For Home Schooling:

Home schoolers must be registered with their local Education Service District (ESD). Registration must occur within 10 days of withdrawal from public school. To register your child for home schooling, contact your ESD representative.

Home School Testing

Curriculum and assignments are not provided by the State, however, testing is required at grades 3, 5, 8 and 10. Please visit the State Standards webpage which states the grade level expectations for what public school students are expected to be able to know and be able to do by graduation. Your local ESD, district or public school may also be able to provide additional resources to support your child.

Home Schooling Questions and Answers (Click here)

OREGON GUIDELINES FOR HOME SCHOOLING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Test Publishers

Please contact the individual publishers for information regarding the two most recently published tests as per OAR 581-021-0026. Test names and availability change frequently. Efforts are made to keep the list of tests current but in the case where changes are made by the test publisher in name or availability, please work with your local qualified tester and Education Service District Contact in the best interests of your child. Please refer to the list of approved tests with publisher information as available above.

  • Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills – CTBS Terra Nova (800) 538-9547
  • McGraw-Hill Tests Grade level 3-8 aligned with common core 3rd addition – 800.538.9547
  • Iowa Tests of Basic Skills: Riverside Publishing Co. Common Core Correlation K-12, 2008 Form C – (800) 323-9540Test of Achievement and Proficiency 800.323-9540
  • Stanford 9th Edition, Psychological Corp., P.O Box 708912, San Antonio, TX (888) 433-8435, Education Home School

Students with Disabilities

For all questions related to Students with Disabilities and Home Schooling please contact RaeAnn Ray, Dispute Resolution Specialist, with the Oregon Department of Education at (503) 947-5722 or email her at Raeann.ray@state.or.us.