•   Home School Program

    Dr. Thomas Newcome, Superintendent, oversees the home school program at Octorara.

    The Octorara Area School District offers several services to our home school community.  Home school parents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these services should they wish their child to participate: 

    • take the same standardized tests that are administered to students who attend Octorara schools, you should contact Dr. Newcome's office at 610-593-8238 on or before February 1st.
    • take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Tests, Scholastic Aptitude Tests or Advanced Placement Tests at the Octorara Area Senior High School, you need to contact Ms. Sandy Federici, High School Guidance Office at 610-593-8254.  These tests are administered nationally on the same date and require advanced registration.  Contact Ms. Federici on or before February 1st.
    • attend school assemblies, contact the building principal.
    • participate in performing and visual arts (such as band and chorus), clubs, intramural and interscholastic athletics, contact the building principal.

    Your child may take courses at the Junior High School or Senior High School if there is room in the class, and he/she abides by all discipline and other appropriate school requirements.  You would need to enroll your child in the school district since this is an instructional program (per PDE requirements).

    Copies of the District's curriculum are available to any parent who is interested in using them.  To request copies, please contact Jill Hardy at 610-593-8238.

    For additional information, please visit: http://www.pde.state.pa.us/home_education/site/default.asp.