OCSD: Oregon's Leader in School Improvement
The Oregon City School District is a recognized leader in school improvement. The last three years of state testing data shows gains in most areas and grade levels tested. The district has always posted strong scores at the elementary school level, while, as in most school districts, the secondary level has lagged behind. However, over the last three years the district’s middle schools and its high school have made dramatic gains. Among mid and large high schools, the state’s 2009 assessment results finds Oregon City High School with the 4th highest reading scores and the 2nd highest math scores!
Above state average in every subject, at every grade level
PLCs: Teacher Collaboration Powers Improvement Efforts
OCSD district staff continues to implement Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). PLCs are grade-level or content-area teacher teams that meet periodically to review student learning. In a traditional school environment teaching is a solo activity in which the teacher teaches, gives a test, and assigns grades. In a PLC environment teachers work together in a process in which three questions guide their work: What is it that we want students to learn? How will we know that they’ve learned it? And what will we do if they don’t? Together they seek opportunities for each student’s success. The district’s PLC
process is the engine that will continue to power improvement in student learning.
OCHS: an Academic Leader in Oregon
OCHS: A Leader in College Prep
OCHS offers 31 classes that allow students to earn Advanced College Credit (ACC) via an agreement with Clackamas Community College. The full menu of course offerings includes classes in language arts, fine and performing arts, business, social studies, professional technical, and foreign language.
In addition to the ACC program, OCHS offers 12 Advanced Placement classes. AP is a rigorous academic program with classes that align with college-level standards. AP Exams are a critical part of the AP experience. Most colleges award college credit to students who score at a 3, 4, or 5 on their AP tests.
With the high cost of college tuition, college credits earned at OCHS can be a great way for families to lower the cost of a college education. With the ACC and AP options, in recent years several OCHS students have earned over a year’s worth of college credits prior to graduation.
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Oregon City School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.