Oregon Department of Education

Students - High School & Beyond


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High School and Beyond Transitions can be challenging, whether from elementary to secondary or looking beyond high school. Successful transitions for Oregon students depend upon an integrated and connected learning system of middle and high schools, community colleges, universities and the workforce. These organizations working together will enable students to perform at high levels in education, the workplace, and their communities, and to make education and career choices based on their interests and gifts.

  • Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate
    Advanced placement courses are any courses where students participate in rigorous, college-bound, academic curriculum.
  • Alternative Education
    A variety of alternative schools and programs are evolving to support Oregon's commitment to help students achieve high academic and career-related standards and to pursue their individual goals and interests.
  • Dual Credit
    Tech prep is a progressive sequence of learning connecting high school professional technical studies to a postsecondary certificate or degree program at a community college, technical school or apprenticeship.
  • Expanded Options Program
    The Expanded Options Program helps create a seamless education system for students enrolled in grades 11 and 12 to: have additional options to continue or complete their education, earn concurrent high school and college credits, gain early entry into postsecondary education.
  • Oregon Diploma
    Preparing each student for advanced learning, work and citizenship.
  • Private Career Schools
    Private career school programs provide opportunities for students who have a very specific career focus. Students beyond high school who enroll in private career schools should feel confident that they will receive the preparation they need for productive careers.
  • Secondary Transition for Students with Disabilities
    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 requires the consideration of transition needs for students beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the student is 16, and updated annually thereafter. Transition services are an integral part of the student's education plan and are designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.

  • Oregon Diploma Student Toolkit

Additional Links

  • Community Colleges  External Link  
    Find resources from community colleges across Oregon, as well as information on GED, Oregon Youth Conservation Corps and a number of other programs.
  • GED  External Link  
    The GED Tests give individuals who did not graduate from high school the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency certificate. This site provides information specific to the State of Oregon. For general information and for sample questions explore the GED Test Service Web Site at http://www.gedtest.org
  • Get College Funds  External Link  
    On this site, sponsored by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, you'll learn how to pay for college, manage your debt, and apply for scholarships.

  • Continuing Education - Public and Private
  • Find resources from Oregon’s seven public universities including information on admissions, programs and distance education.