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The Home Schooling Department registers students in Lane County whose parents/legal guardians intend to educate their students at home. Parents are allowed to register students who are 5 years old, but are not required to register students until they turn 6 years old on or before September 1st immediately preceding the beginning of the current school term. (ORS 339.010) The educational progress of home schooled students is monitored on the basis of results from standardized achievement tests at the completion of grades 3, 5, 8 and 10.

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It is not necessary to re-enroll your student for homeschool annually.

If your student is registered with an accredited online/virtual program, you do not need to register your student in homeschool

Registration Forms – Complete the documents and mail to the Home School Department at Lane Education Service District.

Home Schooling Overview – This handout is intended to serve as a quick reference guide to answer the most commonly asked questions.

Lineamientos Para la Educaciόn en Casa – Este folleto tiene el propósito de servir como una guίa de referencia rápida para responder las preguntas más frecuentes.

Resource Guide – Basic contact information useful in researching home schooling options.

Testing and Assessment Information

Parents/legal guardians must arrange for a standardized achievement test or special education assessment of their home schooled student at the completion of grades 3, 5, 8 and 10. Parents/guardians are responsible for all testing costs. Students transferring from public or private school are not required to take their first test/assessment until the benchmark grade that follows an 18-month grace period. Test results/assessments must be completed by August 15.

Obtaining a General Education Diploma (GED)

Home schooled students who are 16 years of age or older may pursue a GED through a community college or university. Log into your homeschool account and select the GED letter. You will be asked to enter the name and address of the college or university. Print that letter and take it with you when enrolling for the GED.

Home schooled students remain on the home school rolls until a copy of the final GED certificate is forwarded to Lane ESD by the parent/legal guardian.

If you do not want an online account for your student, you can print and fill out the Parent Assurance form.

  • Parent Assurance Form – This form must be submitted to a community college or university to enroll in the GED preparation classes and/or testing. The PAF must be signed by both parent and student and brought to Lane ESD for approval and signature. Finally, take the signed PAF with you when enrolling for the GED.

Participation in Interscholastic Activities

Home schooled students are eligible to participate in interscholastic activities at their local public school. This eligibility is contingent upon the student receiving a test score at or above the 23rd percentile on an annual standardized achievement test.

The Oregon Sports and Athletic Association (OSAA) governs student participation in sports/athletics in public schools.

Students Ride Free with LTD

Lane Transit District offers free transportation for local K-12 students through the Umo electronic fare system.

LTD notes, “A Student Transit Pass is to make it easier for families to get around town by reducing their transportation costs and the demands on parents to transport their children to school and activities. An additional goal is to create life-long transit users to decrease transportation impacts on our environment.”

Registered Home School students may ride LTD buses for free by following one of the options below:

  • Purchase a tap card for $3 at an LTD Customer Service Center or online at In Eugene, the Customer Service Center is located at 1099 Olive Street and open Mon – Fri., 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Springfield location is open Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed 1-1:30 p.m.) at 355 A Street. The tap card can be activated by providing the barcode number to the Home School Department at the Lane ESD via
  • Download and install the Umo Mobility App through an app store. Create and register an account for the student. The mobile account can be activated by providing the barcode number to the Home School Department at the Lane ESD via

LTD Student Transit Passes are eligible for renewal annually in October based on Home School registration status. Each year, students are required to email the Home School Department at the Lane ESD via to renew their pass.

This free student transit fare program is made available through a grant to LTD from the State of Oregon’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) approved through House Bill 2017.

Obtaining a DMV Instructional Permit or License

A Statement of Enrollment is no longer required. Complete information regarding requirements is available at Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles.

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