Oregon Charter Schools, Open Enrollment & Independent Learning

Alliance Charter Academy
A charter school offering classes for grades K-12. Parental Involvement is a huge contributing factor to any child's success and is a touchstone for the Alliance Charter Academy. Individualized programs, blended study, and mastery learning, with the full support of Parents as Partners guarantees that every child will be supported and successful.

The Altair School
Altair offers a joyful, inquiry-based learning environment for gifted children in Beaverton. We are a co-op for 5 to 11 year olds with flexible hours and class options. Our K-2 group is a parent-led homeschool group where children can learn and discover together. Our 3rd-5th grade cohort is led by Dr. Kathy Austin, a teacher with deep experience in gifted education. We offer flexible, customized schedules where children can attend for one class or multiple classes. Science, engineering and improv are our most popular drop-in class options. Please contact us through our website or at 503.610.8270 for more information:

Baker Web Academy and Early College
Our Academy offers a hybrid of online classes, paper and pencil classes, and face to face learning opportunities. Our Early College Program offers students a chance to attend local community colleges full time to ea college and high school credit at the same time.

Clackamas Web Academy
A virtual charter school that offers computer curriculum that is interactive, entertaining, challenging, and is designed to fit the Oregon State Standards. The curriculum offers games, puzzles and other ways to enhance the students learning. While at CWA, you will have a teacher representative who can grade the student's work, tutor when needed, and offer support to the family. Weekly meetings help encourage the parent's role and help support the student. Located at 1901 SE Oak Grove Blvd. in Milwaukie.

Estacada Web Academy and Early College
Our Academy offers a hybrid of online classes, paper and pencil classes, and face to face learning opportunities. Our Early College Program offers students a chance to attend local community colleges full time to ea college and high school credit at the same time.

Metro East Web Academy
The mission of the MEWA is to provide a high quality online educational option. We provide effective computer technologies and quality curriculum materials delivered online, in-person and on/off campus. MEWA is the only high school offering dual credit College NOW online courses through Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC). Students can also participate in the Metro East Early College Program (MEECA) in partnership with MHCC and PCC. MEECA provides students an opportunity to earn their associates degree while simultaneously earning their high school diploma.

Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA)
A virtual public charter school through the Scio School District that serves students in grades K-11 throughout Oregon. Oregon homeschoolers pay no tuition but are required to take all state-mandated, standardized tests in person at locations designated by the school. For more information, call 800-382-6010.

Oregon Homeschool Science Club (OHSSC)
OHSSC offers classes from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Science levels overlap by grades to give flexibility to parents wanting to challenge their child, or to accommodate students warming up to science or traditional classroom structure. All classes are on Tuesdays, either at 10:00 or 11:15, and run one hour. Classes are 10 weeks in the fall, 10 weeks in the spring. Middle School Challenge students’ classes are a two hour block and have an extra four weeks for a total of 24 weeks.

Oregon Virtual Academy (ORVA)
Curriculum and services provided by K12. For Oregon residents, learning can happen at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found. While attendance, teacher interaction, and daily lessons are conducted online, our lessons use physical materials and offline tools as well. Because ORVA is a public school, there is no tuition.

Oregon Virtual Education (ORVED)
Oregon Virtual Education is a publicly-funded virtual charter school in Oregon that offers online classes to students in grades 6-12. Students can take one class or take classes full time while being at home. We offer a wide variety of courses including AP courses in every subject and a number of foreign language classes including Chinese.

Portland Community College Open Enrollment
Homeschoolers can get a head start on college, pursue special interests, make-up or supplement high school experience, or earn PCC credits toward a degree.
For Cascade: Hal Lee at 503-978-5416 or hlee@pcc.edu
For Rock Creek: April Nording at 503-614-7290 or anording@pcc.edu
For Southeast Center: Linda Gettman at 503-788-6252 or lgettman@pcc.edu
For Sylvania: Jo Lynn Dow at 503-977-4473 or jdow@pcc.edu

Renaissance Public Academy
A public, tuition-free school offering a classical education, located in the Molalla River school district, serving north Marion and south Clackamas counties. 503-759-7002

Saturday Academy
Saturday Academy provides the opportunity for students to work with community professionals to explore their curiosity. Our class sizes are small (10-12) and focus on science, technology, engineering, math, humanities and the arts.

Silvies River Charter School
The Mission of Silvies River Charter School is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character needed to succeed in the world. Our program is available to all students in Oregon. Students attend our school for free. While enrolled students may receive a free laptop and all the support they need to be successful.

Tigard-Tualatin Online Academy
The Tigard-Tualatin Online Academy is a great fit for home school families looking for an online option or supplemental classes for home school programs because we offer: free core and elective classes for grades 6-12, rigorous curriculum, student support, Oregon certified teachers, state of the art learning center, extended hours, and access to ˜brick and mortar' programs (space available).

Village Free School (Portland)
The Village Free School is a non-profit school for children ages 5-18. The students at our school choose what they want to learn and how they want to spend their time. Our advisors encourage students to ask questions, explore, and play as we nurture their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical health. We know that when kids learn the art of problem solving in a holistic way, their skills can be applied to any subject.

Village Home Education Resource Center (Beaverton & Portland)
Village Home is an inclusive, diverse learning community providing classes, field trips, workshops, and travel programs for homeschooling families. Village Home offers non-graded, non-credit weekly classes in all subject areas for all ages to supplement your family's unique homeschool education plans. In addition to academic enrichment, Village Home offers community for homeschooling families.

Oregon Charter Schools lists contact information for Oregon's charter schools.

Community Colleges accept homeschoolers 16 and up, younger with permission, to all the regular college classes. A College Placement Test will be required to place students into the appropriate level classes.For more Alternative Education Programs including Charter Schools, Correspondence Courses & Distance Learning Programs, go to: http://www.ohen.org/resources/alternatives