Local homeschooling organizations

Web Academies

Clackamas Web Academy: Public charter school in the North Clackamas school district offering a blend of online instruction and one-on-one teaching in the home for grades 1-12.

Connections Academy: Free online public school providing curriculum, teacher guidance, flexibility and structure. Parents act as "learning coaches" and curriculum can be individualized.

Metro East Web Academy: Public charter school through the Oregon Department of Education. Each student has a personalized education plan and is part of a learning community.


Multnomah Education Service District: If you live in Multnomah County you must register with MESD as a homeschooler. Contact the Home School Registrar at MESD. If you are outside of Multnomah County contact your Education Service District.

Oregon State Department of Education: Oregon homeschooling law, administrative rules and a list of qualified testers. Plus statistics on homeschoolers in Oregon.

OHEN: Oregon Home Education Network: OHEN offers curriculum resources, support and information for homeschoolers in Oregon. OHEN holds an annual conference for homeschoolers.

Places to Take Classes

Alder Commons: Community space where both kids and adults can attend workshops and classes. Some programs are only open to members.

Village Free School: A democratic free school in the Lents neighborhood. Offers an "open school" program to homeschoolers and unschoolers who would like to participate in school one day a week.

Village Home: Offers classes and community for homeschooling families. Currently classes are offered both in person and online.

Facebook Groups

BIPOC-led Homeschooling & Communities of Care SUPPORT: Looking to form a Pod or Microschool with other Black/Brown families? This is the place. Non-BIPOC parents committed to liberation may also join. 

HIP: Homeschooling in Portland and Surrounding Areas: Local Portland homeschooling support group. Get advice, meet up with others or join the newsgroup.

Homeschooling in Oregon: This Facebook group is a service of the OCEANetwork - Oregon Christian Home Education Association. 

Homeschooling in Oregon: Talk with OHEN: A place where you can ask questions about homeschool or unschooling in Oregon, share information or find other homeschooling families

Homeschoolers of Portland: A group for homeschoolers in Portland, Oregon to share information and support.

Portland Unschoolers: This Facebook group welcomes families from Portland who are unschooling or unschooling-curious.

Secular Homeschoolers of Portland: This Facebook group is for homeschoolers who homeschool without a belief in supreme beings.