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Oregon’s comprehensive school counseling programs address the four broad developmental domains of academic, career, social/emotional learning and community involvement. These domains promote the knowledge, attitudes and skills that enhance the learning process and create a culture of college, career and life readiness for every student. 

  • Oregon Graduation Requirements

    Learn about the features of the Oregon Diploma and how it prepares each student for success in all aspects of their life, including college and career, citizenship, and life-long learning.

  • Accelerated Learning

    Accelerated Learning Programs provide high school students with the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, supports and encourages a college-going culture, and reduces gaps in college access and academic achievement.

  • STEM Education Oregon and national resources for STEM Education, information on projects funded by STEM-related grants, and information on the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Grant managed by the Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program.
  • Alternative Education Options

    Discover a variety of private and public alternative schools and programs to support students achieving high academic and career-related standards and to pursue their individual goals and interests.

  • SAT/PSAT College Board Resources

    Learn about dates and deadlines, test and score release dates, and find tools and resources to support students.

  • ACT Resources

    Find tools and resources, test dates, fee waivers, and test prep information to set students up for success.

  • Career
    • ODE Career Connected Learning (new website coming soon)

      Find tools, resources and activities to help connect the interests, aptitudes, and goals of every student to their education and future.

    • Oregon Careers - Publication and Activities Guide

      These publications are aimed at the career planning needs of students. They contain information about how to select and prepare for a career. (Available in English and Spanish.)

    • ASCA Career Conversation Starters

      The Career Conversations Starters provide a guide for working with students, parents and community members to address the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student.

    • ODE Career Technical Education (CTE)

      CTE programs use 21st century technology to support students in acquiring technical skills, professional practices, and academic knowledge critical for career success in high-wage, in-demand careers.

    • Oregon Career Information System (CIS)

      Free and open access to the Oregon Career Information System (CIS) provides students and adults with occupational and educational information, career tools and assessments, career planning and counseling support.

    • School Counselors as CTE Stakeholders

      This brief highlights the integral role that school counselors, in conjunction with a CTE program, play in successfully guiding students through the maze of secondary and postsecondary options so that they are successful in their chosen career.

    • Workforce & Talent Development Board Resources

      The Workforce Talent Development Board (WTDB) helps both younger and older students connect to data, information, resources, services and employers to help them along their journey as they make important decisions about their education, training, jobs and/or careers.

    • Military Career Information

      Discover what it takes to join the Military and how a career of service can lead to a fulfilling life.

  • College
    • Higher Education Coordinating Commission/Office of Student Access and Completion

        Support students in obtaining federal and state aid for college, career training, or graduate school. The FAFSA is a required step to obtain federal funds such as the Pell Grant as well as many Oregon funds. In Oregon, students who are not U.S. citizens nor eligible non-citizens are not eligible for federal aid and may be considered for some state financial aid programs by submitting the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA), the State of Oregon’s alternative to the FAFSA.

      • Oregon Grants and Scholarships

        Find key information and support students in applying for state financial aid programs.

      • Counselor and Advisor Resources

        Counselors and academic advisors are key partners in helping students reach their academic goals. This site offers counselor resources and support so they can best serve Oregon students.

    • Oregon Goes to College
      • Events, Toolkits and Resources

        Oregon Goes To College makes the college exploration and application process easier. It is the one-stop shop in Oregon for general information about college, checklists for each grade and events to support seniors in the college

      • Oregon Colleges and Universities

        Explore the hundreds of colleges, universities, and career and trade schools across Oregon.

      • Summer Camps and Programs

        Many colleges and organizations in Oregon offer summer camps and programs. Learn something new, build leadership skills, explore careers and of course, have fun! Visit each programs' website for information on dates, rates, ages and application deadlines.

    • ECMC

  • ​ODE SEL

    Social emotional learning advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation.

  • Oregon Classroom Wise Mental Health Modules ​Oregon Classroom WISE is a suite of resources including free, online, self-guided modules for adults and youth interested in strengthening mental health and well-being.

  • Care and Connection Tools and Resources Care, connection, and community are the heart of education. Each is essential for promoting health, safety, and well-being, and creating the conditions where students can learn, and staff can teach and nurture our youth.

  • ODE Mental Health & Well-Being Mental health refers to the emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral, physical, and relational thriving of individuals and systems.​

Service-learning provides structured, sustained learning experiences in organized community service projects that meet actual community needs. Experiences are linked to classroom learning outcomes and career related knowledge and skills through a cycle of service and reflection. Students design service-learning projects collaboratively with community partners.
  • Service-Learning Practices
    Learn how service-learning can be used as an approach to teaching and learning where students use academic and civic knowledge and skills to address real community needs.

  • Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice
    These standards and indicators provide high quality measurable and actionable practices. They can be used as an instructional strategy to meet learning goals and/or content standards.

  • Getting Started in Service-Learning Guidebook
    Are you curious about integrating service-learning into K-12 teaching? Do you wonder how social and emotional learning fit with service-learning? Are you ready to get started?

  • Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)
    Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are a key component of strong CTE programs through integration into programs and courses that extends teaching and learning through innovative programs, business and community partnerships and leadership experiences at the school, state and national levels.​

    • Career College Collaborative (C3) Oregon

      The Career College Collaborative (C3) works to mobilize counselors, building administrators, and youth advisors through regional and statewide convenings, networking, professional learning and resources to accelerate Oregon's progress toward high school graduation and postsecondary completion.

    • Counselor1Stop
      Counselor1Stop is an A to Z compendium of resources for and by K-12 counselors.

    • ​​ K-12 Counseling Resources
      The Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) focuses on the academic and behavioral needs of students within the educational system.​