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District and ECSE Private School Placement

Oregon public school districts and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) programs may place children in, or refer children to, private schools or private preschools as a means of providing special education and related services. Private schools providing these services must meet specific state public education standards.

Private Schools Approved for Special Education

2016-17 Renewal Applications

Please note: For preschools without an Office of Child Care Certificate of Approval, and for all School-age private schools, additional documentation is due with this 2016-2017 renewal application.

  • Preschool

    For schools currently approved to provide Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education services to preschool-age children with disabilities.

  • School-Age

    For schools currently approved to provide Special Education services to school-age students with disabilities (or both preschool and school-age).

Initial Applications

Private schools intending to become a provider must apply to ODE, Office of Student Learning and Partnerships (OSL&P). The annual approval period begins on August 15 of each year. ODE accepts new applications throughout the year for the current school year. The initial approval period is the date of ODE’s notification of approval until August 15 of the current year. Renewal applications are provided to currently approved schools for the following school year.

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