LIFTING OREGON’S PROMISE OF GRADUATION
For years, the state of Oregon has grappled with raising the graduation rate of its high school students. Oregon’s graduation rate of 75 percent stands as one of the lowest in the country,
and chronic absenteeism appears to be a contributing factor in many cases.
But encouraging inroads are being made at the statewide level and among individual districts. The resources listed here are designed to assist and inform school board members, educators, families and students in continuing Oregon’s push toward achieving a 100 percent graduation rate by 2025 (the 40-40-20 goal).
Across Oregon, young people are overcoming obstacles and gaining their diplomas. In the Baker School District, the BAKER TECHNICAL INSTITUTE helps young people stay on track by keeping them on a career path. In the DAVID DOUGLAS SCHOOL DISTRICT, the road to graduation starts early through an innovative Early Learning Initiative for preschoolers. Watch the videos below to see how these students are setting themselves up for college and career.