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Common Indicators of Success for Alternative Education Programs
Progress is often cross-age/cross grade and progress is continuous: The major approach to instruction resembles a one-room school. There is public recognition of success. A curriculum often described as "applied,"' "experiential," "relevant," "hands-on," or "integrated," that makes connections between the disciplines and between the school, community and the world of work.

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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.

  • Paula Merritt Email    (503) 947-5746
    Educator Effectiveness - Administrative Specialist
  • Robert Salazar Email    (503) 947-5981
    Educator Effectiveness - Education Program Specialist

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