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Programs for high school students

Enroll in individual classes

If you are high-school age and want to take classes without being in one of these programs, you will need to get special permission. See information for applicants under the age of 18.

PCC offers the following programs for students who have not yet completed a high school diploma or GED®.

Dual Credit

With Dual Credit, take classes at your high school that have the same same rigor and content as college classes. Credits that you earn can transfer to a 4-year college or get you started in a technical career. You'll also learn college skills like registering for classes, checking PCC email, and using PCC resources.

  • Quick description: take classes at your high school to earn high school and college credit
  • Who it's for: students currently attending high school
  • Cost: no cost
  • See more: Dual Credit

Expanded Options

Expanded Options is great way to make a college degree more affordable and see firsthand what it's like to be a college student.  

  • Quick description: take classes at PCC to earn both high school and college credit
  • Who it's for: high school juniors and seniors age 16 or older
  • Cost: no cost
  • See more: Expanded Options

High School Credit Recovery

There are many reasons why students get behind in their high school journey.  This program lets you get back on track by making up failed or missed classes here at PCC. Credits you earn will also count towards a PCC degree, or transfer to another college.

  • Quick description: take classes at PCC to make up high school classes and earn college credit
  • Who it's for: students currently attending high school
  • Cost: standard tuition and fees
  • See more: High School Credit Recovery

Gateway to College

Gateway to College helps students who have dropped out or who may not graduate with their class. In this program, you can earn your high school diploma while earning college credits. For students from Portland Public, Lake Oswego, Tigard/Tualatin, or West-Linn Wilsonville school districts.

  • Quick description: take classes at PCC to earn a diploma and college credit
  • Who it's for: students age 16-20 who need help earning a diploma and live a participating school district
  • Cost: no cost
  • See more: Gateway to College

Beaverton Early College

Beaverton Early College offers high schools students the opportunity to attend PCC as a full time student, earning a high school diploma and two years of college credits. We help you create and follow a career pathway that leads to a certificate or associate degree.

  • Quick description: attend PCC full time to earn a diploma and two years of college credit
  • Who it's for: high school juniors and seniors age 16 or older in the Beaverton School District
  • Cost: no cost
  • See more: Beaverton Early College High School

YES to College

With the YES to College, you prepare for your GED® tests and learn about interesting careers.  We help give you the support you need to achieve your goals.

  • Quick description: take classes at PCC to earn a GED® and college credit
  • Who it's for: students age 16-20 who want to earn a GED® and live a participating school district
  • Cost: no cost
  • See more: YES to College

Jefferson Middle College

By the time students graduate from this program, most will have earned between 12 and 45 transferable credits, and some earn as much as an associate degree.

  • Quick description: take classes at Cascade Campus, earn high school and college credit
  • Who it's for: students currently enrolled at Jefferson High School
  • Cost: no cost
  • See more: Jefferson Middle College

PDX Bridge

Students who have experienced foster care, homelessness, or adjudication receive the support of a college success coach and start taking college classes with a community of peers.

  • Quick description: take two college classes and receive coaching and mentorship
  • Who it's for: high school seniors and recent grads who have experienced housing instability or juvenile justice system
  • Cost: no cost
  • See more: PDX Bridge

 

 

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