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Annunciation Homeschool Enhancement is a ministry of Annunciation Orthodox Church  and provides core curriculum instruction in The Writing Road to Reading (Riggs) and Right Start Math.  Our program offers customized  group tutoring at an affordable cost and on a sliding scale by certified teachers in our classrooms located on a beautiful 12 acre campus with wildlife refuge.  For more info please call Brigid Gerard 
971-678-9550  (Milwaukie) 

Basic Skills/New Covenant Christian Academy Basic Skills has been providing Christian educational support and encouragement to the home schooling community for over 20 years now. We provide many educational services to help you and your student succeed. Our Diploma Program provides support for families who are home schooling through the middle and high school years with a program advisor, quarterly meetings, and a transcript of work completed. The TRACKS programs is very similar to the Diploma Program, but is aimed at elementary students. In addition we offer short and long term tutoring in the core subject areas, curriculum consultations, and weekly home school management. Home school students can also take advantage of onsite classes, hosted by Basic Skills at our Oregon City campus. In these classes quality instruction is delivered to students in small group settings by qualified teachers, many of whom have substantial home schooling experience. We also now provide westside classes. For more information about all the services Basic Skills provides, please visit our website linked above or call our office at 503-650-5282. (Oregon City/Beaverton) 

Classical Conversations Hillsboro Chapter exists to help parents live-out Deuteronomy 6 by providing a place for homeschool students to share learning with a Classical flavor with others in a spiritually encouraging environment. Member families meet together one day each week (currently Tuesdays from 9am to 3:30pm) to provide academic structure, accountability and fun for homeschool families with children grades K4-12. In addition, we provide high school classes through our high school Challenge program. The Challenge program directs parents through transcripts and college prep needs and involves: Saxon Math, Apologia Sciences, classic literature, report writing, exposition, research, debate, logic and rhetoric (always within the framework of history and a Biblical worldview). For more information about the Classical Conversations program, please go to their National website. For more information about the Hillsboro Chapter, please contact Shannon at vielmette@hotmail.com (Hillsboro area) 

Classical Conversations - Newberg Chapter Classical Conversations is a method to equip parents and encourage students, while combining a biblical worldview and classical tools. Parents and students meet once a week throughout the school year, and are led by trained parent-tutors who model the classical tools of learning. We currently have a Foundations (K4-6th grade) program, Essentials (English grammar, writing, and math drills), and will be starting a Challenge (7th & 8th grade) program in Fall 2011. Member families meet together once each week (currently Wednesdays from 9am - 3:00pm) at a church in Newberg. We provide academic structure, accountability, and fun for homeschool families. For more information about the Classical Conversations program, please see their national website. For more information about our Newberg chapter, please contact Whitney at wrob100@gmail.com (Newberg) 

Updated! Classical Conversations of Tigard. (formerly of BeavertonWe are a group of homeschool families coming together weekly to educate our children under the classical model.  Classical Conversations mission is to "Know God and Make Him Known."  Our local program offers support and helps equip parents as they homeschool their children.  We offer a morning Foundations (K4-6th Grade) program and an extended afternoon Essentials program (English grammar, writing and math) for grades 4th-6th.  Currently we meet on Tuesday's at Hall Blvd. Baptist Church: 14145 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR 97224.  If you are interested, we welcome you to come join us at one of our local Information meetings. You can get Information meeting times and locations by contacting Becky at ccbeckye@gmail.com or you can find more information on Classical Conversations national website: www.classicalconversations.com.   (serving the Tigard area)

Columbia Ridge Christian Education for grades k-12 meets 3 days a week. All parents must participate in some manner, most teach one or more classes. Fees are offset by participation. The school is located at 3223 SE 92nd Ave., Portland. Located in the Open Bible Church. If you are interested in learning more about the school or want to come by and check it out, contact: Jean Freeman at 503-771-3740 or e-mail: crcemailbox@yahoo.com 
(SE Portland)

Cor Deo Academy This Christian school is sponsored by SW Hills Baptist Church (9100 SW 135th, Beaverton, OR). Fifty minute classes are taught Monday, Wednesday, Friday in various subjects; Tuesdays and Thursdays students are studying and learning under the parent's supervision at home.  Homeschoolers are welcome to take 1 or more classes. High school classes will be expanded next year (2007-2008) to include: English, US History, Biology, Chemistry, Algebra I, II, Geometry, and Greek. (Beaverton) 

First Choice Central Portland  FCCP (formerly First Class Central Portland) is a Christian cooperative reaching out to the homeschool community in the Portland area. Our hearts are to come alongside, connect, encourage, lift up, and support homeschooling families like yours. We look forward to serving alongside you, and ministering to your family in a way that will encourage and inspire you. Our members come together for parent-led classes in a program we call Friday School, as well as other support group type activities on a regular basis. Meeting: Friday mornings at Central Bible Church for 8 weeks in the Fall and 10 weeks in the Spring. Serving: Portland Metro Area including: Quarry, Graham, Montavilla, Russellville, Powellhurst, Hazelwood, Hollywood, Laurelhurst and surrounding areas. 

First Class East Gresham  FCEG is a Home School Co-op ministry chartered from First Class Homeschool Ministries. We exist to encourage, support and build up the local community of homeschool families, reaching out in the name of Christ. Meeting: Gresham, Oregon area. Serving: Sandy, Boring, Corbett, Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, East Portland, Wood Village and surrounding areas. 

First Class Happy Valley is a Home School Co-op ministry chartered from First Class Homeschool Ministries. We exist to encourage, support and build up the local community of homeschool families, reaching out in the name of Christ. All homeschoolers are welcome regardless of philosophy. We provide a Monday school co-op, mom's craft nights, and various activities for all ages. We meet at Turning Point Church, 13333 SE Rusk Road, corner of 224 and Rusk road, next to North Clackamas Park and across from Bob's Red Mill. We serve the Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Damascus, SE Portland areas.

Forest Grove Homeschool Group  (OCEANetwork Affiliate): FGHG is a Christian co-op that offers classes for Jr/Sr High students and relaxed learning and social interaction for elementary grades. Chess club, field trips, moms' night out, and swim time are other activities on our calendar. For questions you may call Gretchen at 503-359-4301 or contact Holly at qbcontract@gmail.com
.  (Forest Grove, Gaston, Cornelius)

HIGHDay stands for "Homes Schooling in God's Hands."  HIGHDay is a Christian Home schooling co-op that meets at Rolling Hills Community church in Tualatin, but is open to the general Christian homeschooling community. Scroll down the left menu bar on this blogspot for the registration form to apply to this co-op. (Tualatin area) this link appears to be broken (4/22/2013)

The Home School Connection seeks to provide a setting for home schooling families to come together and establish connections with one another in order to draw strength, encouragement and a fresh love of learning. Our foremost aim is to put God first in all that we do so that His love will be manifest within and through us. HSC offers chapel, enrichment classes for students age 5 years through high school and academic classes for students in grades 7 through 12. We also desire to connect home schooling families with other home schooling families in order to create community.  Please see our website for more information or call Danell Macy at 503 372 9469. (Hillsboro) UPDATED Nov. 2011

T.E.A.C.H. Christian Homeschool Co-Op is a group of Christian homeschoolers coming together to fellowship and learn together in the Canby area. Friday School classes start in October and will meet during the school year from 12:15 to 3:15 with an option to stay longer for fellowship, food, and games. Nursery to high school ages welcome. Please contact Rhonda at rlks@mac.com for more information. (Canby)

TREC Academy  TREC Academy is an acronym meaning Taking Responsibility for Educational Choices. "We are a private Christian alternative school for Jr. High and High school students. TREC Academy is a God inspired creation in response to needs of home schoolers, struggling students and students who wish to excel academically. Our personal beliefs have compelled us to offer an opportunity for learning where family involvement is still practiced and faith in Christ is the backbone of the classroom." TREC offers a variety of enrollment choices including full-time student to "ghost student," those who meet once a week for instruction and lesson planning but are schooled at home by their parents. Adult classes are also offered to teach parents how to school their own children as well as classes for financial and spiritual growth. Visit their website for more information. (Eagle Creek)

Village Home  "Village Home is a learning community providing academic and social enrichment and resources for families who choose to home educate." They originally started as a charter-type supplemental school, but in 2006 severed their ties to the public school system and became a for-tuition hybrid co-op/private school geared towards parents who desire to be actively involved with their child's education. They have a large number of educational classes and activities to choose from, which may be purchased individually. Village Home is fully secular with no affiliation to the church whose building it rents. Some of the activities they have sponsored are a Lego Robotics team and chess club, and hosted a Scripps Spelling Bee. They are located at 5150 SW Watson Avenue Beaverton, OR (Beaverton)