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In the past, alternative education may have most often been described as off-site programs for the most at-risk students. Now, a variety of private and public alternative schools and programs are evolving to support Oregon's commitment to help students achieve high academic and career-related standards and to pursue their individual goals and interests.
For questions regarding the ODE Alternative Education programs, contact
Annie Marges , 503-934-0787
Private alternative schools standards, approved by the State Board of Education December, 2002.
A resource for school districts and school district boards for self-assessments of their alternative education program policies and procedures. Includes references to ORS, OAR, Private Alternative Program Standards, and sample policies of the Oregon School Boards Association.
A resource for school districts and school district boards for their approvals of the public or private alternative education programs that they will operate or contract with another entity.
Oregon Law defines Alternative Education as a school or separate class group designed to best serve students' educational needs and interests and assist students in achieving the academic standards of the school district and the state ORS 336.615.
according to law (ORS 329.115).Alternative Education Programs are included.
Reports on student enrollment, graduates (high school completers) and dropouts.
This page contains links to on-line resources to help you develop dropout prevention and recovery programs at your school.
Preparing each student for advanced learning, work and citizenship.
Comprehensive guidance and counseling is an integral part of the school support system that advances high quality learning opportunities.
Personalizing the diploma for each student and helping students plan for their post-high school education and career goals.
For more information on this topic, email
Annie Marges or call (503) 934-0787.
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