Promising Practice: Raising Rigor header image
Our schools know that students who take challenging courses in high school are better prepared to succeed in college - so they are supporting teachers with professional learning communities, reworking curriculum, and providing online options for students.


Promising Practice: Creating a College-Going Culture header image
It's more than just pennants in the hallways and an occasional college visit (although these are valuable, too!) Read how several of our schools are changing their cultures to emphasize college readiness for students, parents and staff.


Promising Practice: Helping Students Transition to High School header image
Schools are helping students (and parents) transition to the high school with programs designed to cover both academic and social concerns.


 Promising Practice: My Story Project  header image
In Irrigon, students celebrate their 8th grade promotion and transition to the high school by sharing their stories and future dreams with peers and parents.


Promising Practice: Sustaining GEAR UP header image
There's life after GEAR UP! The key to keeping the college-going culture going: collaboration, community...and coffee.


Promising Practice: Celebrating Seniors Postsecondary Plans header image
Seniors at Sweet Home High School plan for the future with regular workshops and celebrate their post-graduation plans during "Senior Signing Days".


Promising Practice: Student-Led Conferences header image
Yoncalla Middle School's secret to almost 100% parent attendance at their spring conferences? Put the students in charge.


Promising Practice: Dual Credit and Community College Partnerships header image
North Douglas High School partnered with Umpqua Community College and Yoncalla High School to provide four different types of expanded options courses that counted as high school and college credit.


Promising Practice: School-to-School Sharing header image
La Pine Middle and High School opened their doors to other school leaders to share best practices around student engagement and success.


Promising Practice: The GEAR UP Dream Team header image
Creating and sustaining a college-going culture takes a team; and South Umpqua School District has a winning combination.