About the High School Success Fund (Measure 98)
The High School Success fund was established in law to “improve students’ progress toward graduation beginning with grade 9, increase the graduation rates of high schools and improve high school graduates’ readiness for college or career.”
In order to improve graduation rates and college and career readiness, districts and charter schools must identify and focus these new resources specifically to support students that current programs are not successfully reaching or impacting. This means reaching out to students, families, communities, and education partners to identify underserved or marginalized student groups our systems are failing to support and taking an equity-based approach to designing and targeting new programs to ensure these students graduate college and career ready.
Complete eligibility requirements are available in the Eligibility document.
The law calls out specific eligibility requirements and includes three programmatic areas where services should be provided:
- career and technical education;
- college-level opportunities and;
- dropout prevention
It is important to note that programs in these areas are expected to improve high school completion rates and college and career readiness. This work presupposes a number of eligibility requirements are in place including collaborative meetings to address student needs, practices to reduce chronic absenteeism and dropouts, and equitable assignment to advanced coursework.
Districts and charter schools receiving High School Success funds are required to submit plans for approval by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). The plan must address the four-year vision to improve high school engagement and completion and college and career-readiness.