A Co-op style curriculum that follows the classical model of three distinct phases: learning the words and basic facts associated with the subject, sorting, understanding, and practicing using those words and facts, and finally, using the information by teaching the subject to someone else, writing original essays on the subject or solving problems with the information. These three phases are called, respectively, grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric. Classical Conversations curriculum is founded on the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. There are different campuses locally where students and parents meet 3 hours once a week for 24 weeks of the school-year.
Firmly Planted is a Christian homeschool co-op currently based at Beaverton Four Square Church. Co-op families meet throughout the year for a variety of events, including Monday School, field trips, holiday parties, summer activities, and service projects that reach out to the community in which we live.
- Students – 1st grade through High school – have the opportunity to take 3 classes, one day a week for 10 weeks, two times a year (fall and spring).
- Classes are taught by parents in the co-op. This is a closed campus; meaning, one parent per family stays and participates either by teaching or helping in a class.
Community Bible Study
Community Bible Study is a program that provides in-depth Bible studies that take participants verse-by-verse through whole books of the Bible. There is emphasis on application of the Bible in the participant’s personal life. Children are also encouraged to study God’s Word through the Community Bible Study student program. Community Bible Study provides a safe environment for babies, toddlers, children, and youth. Children usually study the same passages as the adults so that families can discuss the Bible together.
Bible Study Fellowship
Bible Study Fellowship is an international Christian interdenominational or parachurch fellowship of lay people offering a system of structured bible study. Adults get to participate in class while the children’s program aligns with the adult program to stir spiritual conversations in families.
The mission of Awana is to help “reach kids, equip leaders and change the world for God.” Students learn scripture through memory and song. Groups meet once a week and is volunteer led.
Classes & Labs
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.
Basic Skills was created with the commitment to provide professional support and encouragement to those in the home, private, and public school community. Basic Skills Assessment & Educational Services now provides testing materials and services, curriculum, and educational programs to help meet the needs of families nationwide.
George Fox Homeschool Science Classes
Youth Science Classes are offered during both the fall and spring semesters. New class schedules are available mid-September and mid-January. Classes begin in late September/early October and late January/early February. Prices range from $50 to $80, usually dependent on the age of the student and lab supplies.
Homeschool PE at the Sherwood YMCA
A fun and relaxed atmosphere for home-schoolers to increase athletic skills and social interaction with other children their age. Class focuses upon different sports, skills and group games. Age: 5 – 12 years. Students participate in PE gym activities on Tuesday and swimming on Thursdays. You do not have to be a member to join. Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Masters School of Art
Masters School of Art is a non-denominational Christian art school adhering to conservative values, aiming to be above reproach in both curriculum and theory. MSOA Foundational Studies and College Program strongly support the classical art with the goal of teaching the secrets of the old masters, bringing back the craft of the Renaissance. Foundational to the visual arts program is representational drawing, the mastery of which opens the door to versatility in subject and medium.
OMSI Homeschool Science Club
OMSI Homeschool Science Club meets 24 weeks of the year at OMSI, taking the most incredible classes with amazing OMSI Science Educators, hold science assemblies, or head out to OMSI’s Coastal or Fossil Outdoor Schools.
Village Home provides an alternative to conventional schooling, where learners are empowered to create an engaging and fully customized education with the guidance of their family. Learners choose their classes and enjoy learning without testing or grading. We are the home-away-from-home for over 400 preK – high school happy learners. Experience real choices for real learning on one of our three campuses in the Portland and Salem areas.
Cor Deo Christian Academy
Cor Deo is an integration of Christian school with home study. A unique blend for parents who desire to be involved in their student’s education but desire the consistency, accountability, and expertise that a school can provide. Students attend Monday/Wednesday/Friday while parents instruct at home on Tuesday/Thursday.
Online Schools/Charter Schools
Chehalem Online Learning Alliance
Chehalem Online Learning Alliance (COLA). COLA, a virtual school program for grades K–8, offers a flexible program custom tailored to your child. Your child will learn at his/her own pace, using a curriculum from the world-renowned Calvert Education. COLA is open to students in Clackamas, Yamhill, Washington, and Marion counties.
Connections Academy schools are tuition-free online public schools for students in grades K–12. When parents take an active role in education, students prosper. As Learning Coaches, parents can be closely involved in their children’s daily education. They’re able to see real progress every day and work with dedicated teachers to keep their students on track. Parents say this involvement is one of the most gratifying aspects of the program.
Fossil Charter School Distance Learning Program
The Fossil Distance Learning Program (FDLP) is a high achieving public charter school for students in kindergarten through grade eight across the state of Oregon. Offering a wide range of curriculum and course options to meet students individualized needs, Fossil partners with homeschool families to provide support and funds for curriculum, field trips, and extra-curricular activities.
Summit Charter School
Summit Learning Charter is a tuition-free, fully accredited online public school for grades K-12., partnering with homeschool families. Homeschool families are provided funds for specific curriculum or extra-curricular activities.
Tigard-Tualatin Online Academy
The Tigard-Tualatin Online Academy is a great fit for homeschool families looking for an online option or supplemental classes for homeschool 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).
Camp Tillicum Homeschool Week
Grades 1-6. Led by Tilikum’s college-age summer staff, small groups of 8-12 campers of similar age, experience the joys of God’s beautiful outdoors together. Canoeing, archery, swimming and nature hikes are some of the activities your homeschooler may enjoy. If registered by May 1, 2017, cost is $168 (After May 1, 2017 cost is $203). For campers entering grades 1st-6th or corresponding ages
Oaks Park Skate Morning
Come and join other homeschoolers for roller skating. Selection Mondays 10-12pm.
Sky High Sports
Indoor trampoline fun on Mondays from 1-2pm.