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Each school district in Oregon is expected to have a comprehensive guidance and counseling program (CGC) in place to support students' transitions throughout school, achievement of the diploma requirements, and preparation for post-high school next steps. Comprehensive guidance and counseling is an integral part of the school support system that advances high quality learning opportunities. Comprehensive guidance and counseling programs promote successful transitions by providing opportunities for each student to acquire and master critical academic, career, personal/social, and community involvement skills. These skills enable each student to learn, to work, to interact with others, and to contribute.

It is a policy of the State Board of Education and a priority of the Oregon Department of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Oregon Department of Education, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97310; phone 503-947-5740; or fax 503-378-4772.

Overview of Comprehensive... Overview of Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Links and Resources Links and Resources
Oregon's Framework for Co... Oregon's Framework for Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
Developed to provide a coherent guide for school districts, linking school improvement efforts and the program goals and content.
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Comprehensive Guidance an... Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Lead Districts (Cohort Sites)
A cross-section of school districts annually participate as lead sites to support implementation.
Directories and Contact I... Directories and Contact Information
Relevant OARs and ORSs Relevant OARs and ORSs Handouts About Comprehens... Handouts About Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling

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  • Marnie Jewell Email    (503) 378-5125
    Secondary/Post-Secondary Transitions - Education Program Specialist
  • Beth Wigham Email    (503) 947-5708
    Standards and Instructional Support - Education Program Specialist