Get a Head Start on College
- Beaverton Early College High School
The Beaverton Early College High School program is located at Rock Creek and Sylvania Campuses and offers 11th and 12th grade students the opportunity to attend PCC as a full time student, earning a high school diploma and two years of college course work. Students follow a career pathway that will lead to a certification or associates degree.
- Middle College Program
The Middle College Partnership is a community collaboration between the Portland Public Schools district, Portland Community College, and Self-Enhancement, Inc, a local community-based educational nonprofit. Because of the Partnership, students at Jefferson High School-Middle College for Advanced Studies are earning college credit while they're still enrolled in high school. By the time they graduate from high school, most will have earned between 12 and 45 transferable credits, and some can earn as much as an Associate's degree. And thanks to a growing number of four-year college and university partners, Middle College students can go on to earn a Bachelor's degree – for free.
- Credit Recovery
Credit recovery allows you to make up missing credits at PCC that you can apply to your high school diploma, to a PCC degree, or transfer to a university.
- PCC Dual Credit
High school juniors and seniors in the Portland area are receiving college credits for some of their high school courses through an "articulated credit" program at Portland Community College called PCC Dual Credit. By the time these students graduate from high school they already have a head start on post-secondary education at a cost far below regular college tuition prices, saving both time and money as they get started on career training after high school.
- Expanded Options Program (EOP)
- The Expanded Options Program (EOP) offers high school students the chance to attend PCC and earn dual high school and college credits. Interested students must file an application with their high school and meet PCC's admission requirements. If accepted into the program, the high school covers the cost of tuition and fees. Many also cover the cost of text books.
- Open Enrollment / Home School
- Get a head start on college, pursue special interests, make-up or supplement high school experience, or earn PCC credits you can apply to a PCC degree or transfer to a university.
- PCC Prep
PCC Prep Alternative Programs (Gateway to College, MAP, and YES!) offer educational programs serving youth ages 16-21. We provide a second chance for students who have not experienced success in traditional high school settings. Programs include high school completion, ESL, GED Preparation and other programs for youth.
- Upward Bound
- Going to college is a big goal, and sometimes high school students don’t know where to start. The Upward Bound program prepares students for college during their high school years by providing tutoring, advising and mentoring services, as well as opportunities to explore various careers.