Career and Technical Education

CTE teaches hands-on skills in fields like manufacturing, health sciences and construction. Students who complete two or more CTE classes are also more likely to walk in cap and gown after four years.

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College Opportunities

College-level educational opportunities like college prep courses, AP classes and dual credit programs help students to develop the skills, confidence and motivation to excel in higher education.

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Measure 98 funding provides additional resources to schools and evidence-based training for educators, so students begin their high school careers on track – and stay there.  

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School’s Almost Out for Summer – but not for educators committed to Freshman Success

May 15, 2018 by

Educators in Portland know how tough it can be to keep students engaged when the weather in this city begins to turn warm. But as the school year winds down and the tantalizing promise of summer edges ever closer, educators from six metro-area districts, including all of the comprehensive high schools in Portland, attended an […]


Parent Power – Reynolds School District empowers, educates families

May 10, 2018 by

Parents of eighth graders at Reynolds Middle School listened with rapt attention as a panel of Reynolds High School students, parents, and staff discussed the one of the most important transitions of their academic careers. As students move from eighth grade to ninth grade, the panel’s advice to parents was unanimous – while it might […]


Step Inside a Freshman Success Meeting

May 2, 2018 by

By Scott Perry, Director, Oregon Center for High School Success A stopwatch counts impatiently as a handful of teachers and administrators huddle in a side room at St. Helens High School. Every minute counts as the clock inches its way closer to 8AM – the start of regular school hours and the end of this […]