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Oregon Learning Options

Oregon attendance law requires all children between the ages of 6 and 18 years are required to regularly attend school full-time. Students who are not attending public school often choose private school or home school. With the availability of online schools, there is some confusion about which programs are considered public, private or home school options. Here is a quick summary to help make it clearer.

Public School

public schoolAttendance may include physically attending a local public school or remaining at home and attending an online public charter school. Oregon online public charter schools are part of the public school system. These schools are tuition free, and the entire curriculum is provided.

Local public school list

For more information about Oregon public charter schools:

Students enrolled in an Oregon online public charter school are public school students and are NOT considered home school students.

Private School

private schoolAttendance must include physically attending a private school. Parents are responsible for choosing a school/program and all associated costs.

Visit the Private School page at the Oregon Department of Education

Students enrolled in a private school they do not physically attend (online or correspondence programs) are considered to be home schooling and parents must notify LBL of their intention to home school.

Home School

home schoolHome School is education provided in the home by the parent or guardian. Home school parents have the full responsibility for their student’s education, including all curriculum choices and record keeping. Each family may use whatever methods and curriculum they choose, but they must find and purchase their materials on their own.

If a student is being home schooled, then parents must notify LBL of their intention to home school. To do so please contact the Home School office at 541.812.2687.

Home School – Contact

Program Administrator:
Ann Lavond

Home School Registrar:
Sam Rounsavell


School District Contacts
For families in the 12 districts of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties.

Community College Contacts
Local community colleges offering GED and other resources to older home school students.

Important Message

LBL ESD is providing modified services due to COVID-19 and the statewide school closure. Please contact 541-812-2600 for assistance. Limited staffing during the closure will make response to public inquiry difficult, and some inquiries may be delayed until programs reopen.