Success Story: John Cheney header image
"This first year of college has opened my eyes a lot to what I can become," says John Cheney, a freshman at Willamette University and a graduate of Central High School in Independence.


The Newberry Eagle: La Pine Students Focusing on College, Careers header image
The Newberry Eagle reported on (and contributed to!) La Pine Middle School's annual Career Day.


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.


Success Story: Anel Venegas header image
A graduate of Central High School in Independence, Anel Venegas is a sophomore at Willamette University double majoring in economics and math.


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.


The Powers School District harnesses the power of near-peer relationships with mentoring and programs that utilize recent graduates (and current college students) and their parents.


Success Story: Diana Garcia header image
Diana Garcia, a graduate of Hermiston High School, is studying sociology and accounting at the University of Oregon.