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Partial Day Option Programs

*The application process for the partial day programs is now open. Please see "Important dates" below. 

Students sign up for the following programs as part of their regular high school forecasting/enrollment process for the next academic year. A one-page application for Health Careers, and Automotive Technology, can be found in your school counseling office, or HERE​.

Students interested in Terra Nova Field Biology and Terra Nova ​Applied Chemistry must fill it out on their forcasting sheets.

Health Careers - Beaverton High School – 13000 SW 2nd Street, Beaverton, OR 97005


Health Careers​, offering a foundation for future health care professionals, is the District's extremely successful and oldest option program. For over 40 years, this 2-year partial day program for 11-12 grade students from all BSD comprehensive high schools, has been preparing students for future health careers. The goal of the program is to guide students in the exploration of the health care field to help them make informed decisions about their futures. Students receive carefully chosen clinical experiences in hospitals, medical facilities and private practices. Other program goals include professional behaviors, ethical confidentiality, personal responsibility and reliability. Students also have the opportunity to obtain college credit, complete a Nursing Assistant I training program, earn their Red Cross first-aid and CPR certifications and still have the advantage of participating in the academic and extracurricular life of their home high school. Students sign up for Health Careers 1, or Advanced Health Careers, as part of the regular high school forecasting/enrollment process. Contact: Beaverton High School 503.356.2830​. Apply online: HERE​.

Automotive Technology - Aloha High School 18550 SW Kinnaman Road, Beaverton, OR 97078
- OPEN HOUSE, FEBRUARY 21st​, 6:00-8:00 P.M, at the Aloha HS Auto Shop.

Automotive Technology is designed for students in grades 11-12 who intend to pursue training after high school in automotive technology or related fields. It is the only high school program in Oregon accredited through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The curriculum is based on NATEF standards and includes brakes, electrical, steering, suspension and engine performance. Students are invited to participate in the following competitions: Ford AAA, Skills USA and the Portland Metro New Car Dealer Association Content with opportunities to win scholarships and tools. The Auto Tech program models the demands of the industry with 50% hands-on experience and 50% academic content. Students have opportunities to participate in site visits and industry activities including job shadows and summer internships. Classes are held at the Aloha High School Automotive Shop. Contact: Aloha High School 503.356.2760. Apply online: HERE​​.

Terra Nova Field Biology/Sustainable Foods Terra Nova Farm - 10351 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229

Field Biology is a team-taught course for students in grades 10-12. This lab-based hands-on course covers the foundational principals of modern life through the lens of sustainable agriculture at the Terra Nova Farm. Students will work outside and in the classroom learning field biology techniques as well as modern biology laboratory techniques. All Oregon state standards for Biology, Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design are integrated into the course. Course content will include the studies of biochemistry, cellular processes, genetics, evolution, sustainability and ecology. Technological, historical, political, and environmental aspects of biology and sustainability will be addressed. Content learned in physics and chemistry courses is built upon and expanded on in a biological context. Critical thinking, research, communication and analysis are emphasized. This class is taught at the Terra Nova School of Sustainability; transportation is provided. Contact: Field Biology/Sustainable Foods 503.356.3710. To apply- submit a forcasting sheet. 

Terra Nova Applied Chemistry/Sustainable Foods Terra Nova Farm - 10351 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229

Applied Chemistry is a team-taught course for students in grades 9-12. Students will work on our farm and in our kitchen to experience chemistry first hand. Since chemistry is part of our everyday lives our goal is to learn and experience chemistry through experimentation and engineering. The lab based course will show students how chemistry can be found in cooking pasta, pickling a cucumber, engineering soil to have the correct nutrient profile, and preparing a salad dressing that doesn't separate. This is a project-based course. Students will be taught and research principles of chemistry first. Once they have a solid foundation of content knowledge it will be applied to projects and engineering projects. This is lab based authentic learning. The end result of a project might be the perfect loaf of bread or growing medium for plant tissue cultures. Each student will learn content, use that content and reflect on the process. Students here will touch, feel, taste and grow using chemistry as their guide. This class is taught at the Terra Nova School of Sustainability; transportation is provided. Contact: Applied Chemistry/Sustainable Foods 503.356.3710. To apply- submit a forcasting sheet. 


​Important Dates For Partial Day Option Programs:

Thursday, February 1st, 2018Applications for Health Careers and Automotive Technology Programs are available online and via paper application 
Friday, March 16th, 2018 Applications are due, must be received in our office by 4:00pm PT
Monday, April 9th, 2018Lottery for partial day applications will be conducted
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 ​​Notifications of placement will be sent  via email​ provided on application 
May, 4th, 2018Deadline to accept or decline enrollment 



High School Revolving Application Programs

The following high school programs accept applicants throughout the year, generally at the beginning of a quarter, trimester or semester. See your high school counselor or contact the school for more information.

GED – Contact your high school for more information.

Community School - Merlo Campus – 1841 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton, OR 97003


Community School is a full day program for students in grades 9-12 who need more support in school. It is a small, nurturing school community with close ties between teachers and students. Students build self-confidence that culminates in a senior exhibition or capstone project. Community School also includes the Continuing Education Program for Young Parents (CEYP). Students graduate with a BSD diploma. Applications are accepted at the beginning of each trimester or quarter, and students may earn 6 credits per year. See your high school counselor for application information. Contact: Merlo Campus 503.356.3650



Early College High School (ECHS) – Portland Community College (PCC) Rock Creek – 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR 97229


ECHS is a unique opportunity for students to blend high school and college in a personalized and rigorous education program at Rock Creek and Sylvania campuses. Students must be willing to make a two-year commitment to the program and attend PCC full-time. Students manage their own schedules and take regular college courses with other PCC students. ECHS staff, located on the Rock Creek campus, provide a system of support and career guidance. Every student takes orientation classes and career development coursework. Eligible students are in 11th grade, 12th grade or 16 years of age. They are approved to attend by their home high school and accepted to college through PCC's application process. It is possible for students to earn a high school diploma, an Associate's Degree or up to two years of college credit. Applications are taken at the beginning of each college quarter.

Students currently attending a Beaverton District High School can obtain an application from their high school counselor.

Students not currently enrolled in a district High School can contact the Early College office at 971-722-7473 for more information regarding the application process. Contact: ECHS at PCC Rock Creek: 971.722.7473