Our club has been in existence for thirteen years. We meet 24 weeks of the year at OMSI, taking the most incredible classes with amazing OMSI Science Educators, hold science assemblies, head out to OMSI’s Coastal Outdoor School, or take trips to reciprocal science museums, like Seattle’s Pacific Science Center or the Smithsonian’s in Washington D.C..
- Read through our Science Classes/Activities on upper bar.
- Check out the registration process on the side bar.
- Sign up for our newsletter on lower side bar.
- Spring 2017 classes are closed. March 1st opens Fall 2017 registration.
Oregon Homeschool Science families come together from all over the Portland Metro area, from Ridgefield, The Dalles, Salem, Oregon City, Seaside, and Hillsboro. There is no single style of homeschooling that guides our families, only that quality instruction and high academic experiences are common goals.
We have families with students that have learning differences/difficulties, families with TAG students, homeschoolers blending schooling approaches (traditional and homeschooling siblings), and families in hybrid-homeschooling charter schools.
We are eclectic!
We are homeschoolers.
Classes are 60 minutes long, meeting Tuesdays from mid September to the end of April, with a long Winter holiday break and a Spring break vacation. Students may take up to two classes.
Events are scheduled throughout the year. Watch the calendar.
Our program remains a coop as we strive to keep the costs down for everyone. Each classroom has a dedicated parent volunteer for the entire year as well as a rotating second parent helper. Each family is asked to sign-up once per child. Per our partnership with OMSI, this is not a “drop-off” program. Families are required to stay on the OMSI campus. After delivering your child to their class, you are free to enjoy a cup of coffee, find a quiet corner to read or write your grocery list, or enjoy a conversation with other homeschooling parents.
Events are family activities. Parents and students travel together, explore together, and go home to continue the learning.
Classes and trips do fill up early. New events are added throughout the year, watch the email announcements. Please contact the coordinator to check on availability. Some changes do happen right before the school year, as families do change their plans about homeschooling and end up dropping their spot.