Options Overview - Alt Placement And Credit Recovery
Alternative Placement & Credit Recovery Learning Options
The Beaverton School District is committed to providing a variety of opportunities to meet the needs of students. Alternative Placement and Credit Recovery Learning Options provide a caring environment for students who need services beyond the traditional school day.
Deer Park Academy 16550 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton, OR 97006
Deer Park Academy is an interim placement for students in Beaverton School District. The program includes both regular education and special education students. Students are placed in the program by their home school, due to an expulsion or by the Special Education Team, while the student awaits a program review. The students are in classes together and attend a 4-hour day session. The classes include language arts, math, social studies and science. High School students attend from 7:30 to 11:30 am and middle school students attend from 12:15 to 4:15 pm. Transportation is provided for the students. A third component of the program is the Home Teacher Program for students who have a documented medical condition that prevents them from attending school. Requests for the Home Teacher Program must be made through the home school principal. Contact: Ruth White 503.591.4182
Evening Academy at Merlo – 1841 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton, OR 97006
Evening Academy is an individualized credit recovery program for 12th grade students on a graduation plan who need two or fewer additional credits in order to graduate. Students apply through their home school counselor and attend a minimum of 4 hours per week from 2-8 pm, Monday through Thursday. Students are required to make steady progress toward completion of individualized contracts.
Contact: Merlo Campus 503.259.5575
GED at Beaverton High School – 13000 SW 2nd St., Beaverton, OR 97005
GED Preparation is a program designed for students who are at least 16 years of age and at least 6 credits behind in graduation requirements. Students are admitted upon application any time openings exist and are expected to attend two block classes at least 4 times per week to prepare for the GED exams. The exam consists of five subjects; language arts, writing, reading, social studies, science and math. Students pay a fee to take the GED exam.
Contact: Beaverton High School 503.259.2274
Passages at Merlo – 1841 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton, OR 97006
Passages is a transitional program for students, ages 15-20+ in the Beaverton School District who are returning from dropout status and/or need additional structured support. Students focus on developing core skills in reading, writing and math. Students may transition back to their home high school or to another educational option program. The program has four 2.5 hour sessions beginning at 7:35 a.m.
Contact: Merlo Campus 503.259.5575
Portland Community College Prep
The PCC Prep programs, below, provide an accessible route to college, increasing access for second language students, GED prep students and students who have not been successful in the traditional high school environment. Three programs support and develop students' reading, writing, math, study habits and personal skills so they can meet the rigor of college-level classes.
1.Multicultural Academic Program (MAP) serves students who are 16-20 years old, are non-native English speakers and have left high school before graduation. Students must have a minimum of third grade reading level in English. MAP students build their English literacy skills and academic habits, preparing them to succeed in college. Students can prepare for the GED test and gain language proficiency to enter PCC's YES! program or PCC's Gateway to College program. Contact: Jana Daugherty 503.788.6213
2. Youth Empowered to Succeed Program (YES!) serves dropouts who are working towards their GED. YES! students attend GED prep classes 2-4 times per week and explore future academic opportunities through career development and college classes held once a week. Students are encouraged to continue their college education and may be able to transition to Gateway to College.
Contact: Jana Daugherty 503.788.6213
3. The Gateway to College Program serves 16-20 year old at-risk students who have either dropped out of high school or are on the verge of dropping out. Students simultaneously accumulate high school and college credits, earning a high school diploma while progressing towards an Associate's Degree or Certificate. In their first term, students learn in a cohort, building academic and personal skills that prepare them for college courses with the general student population. In addition to reading, writing and math, cohort students take a college survival and success class to learn how to take effective notes, study for tests and juggle school, work and family life. Contact: Jana Daugherty 503.788.6213
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