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Common Indicators of Success for Alternative Education Programs
A Smaller Enrollment: Smaller is better, at least for instructional groups. Teachers know each student, students know and respect one another, there is an overwhelming sense of family and students note that they feel safe and cared about. Meals are often prepared by students and both staff and students eat together.

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In the past, alternative education may have most often been described as off-site programs for the most at-risk students. Now, a variety of private and public 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.

Schools & Districts

School & District Programs

Program names and descriptions are provided annually by school districts.

Laws & Rules

Laws and Rules (ORS and OARs)

Oregon Revised Statues (ORS) and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) related to Alternative Education.

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance & Resources

This page contains resources and regulation that support alternative educational options for students.

Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning

Personalizing the diploma for each student and helping students plan for their post-high school education and career goals.


Attendance, Graduates & Dropouts

Reports on student enrollment, graduates (high school completers) and droputs.

Private Alt Ed

Private Alternative Schools

Includes a list of private alternative schools by county, registration materials and standards.

Toolkits for Districts

Toolkits for program approval, evaluation and review of district policies and procedures.

Oregon Diploma

Oregon Diploma

Preparing each student for advanced learning, work and citizenship.

Dropout Prevention

Dropout Prevention

This page contains links to on-line resources to help you develop dropout prevention and recovery programs at your school.

Guidance & Counseling

Comprehensive Guidance & Counseling

Comprehensive guidance and counseling is an integral part of the school support system that advances high quality learning opportunities.

  • Robert Salazar Email    (503) 947-5981
    Common Core/College and Career Readiness - Education Program Specialist
  • Donna Newbeck Email    (503) 947-5814
    Government & Legal Affairs - Office Specialist (Charter Schools)

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