Connect is a diploma completion program for credit-deficient 5th and 6th year seniors. Students are eligible who have 5.0 or fewer credits to complete. Also used by Outreach and Engagement for students ages 16-20 who are returning to their education after an absence.
Before enrolling in the program, applicants take GED pretests to determine their readiness for the official tests. If academic help is needed, students can access their preparation at Merlo with our GEDT teacher, or at PCC in their ABE GED classes. Once enrolled with us, students start the Continued Education Option (CEO), a supported transition to access classes at PCC.
Students ages 16-18 are welcome to apply. Those aged 19 can apply as long as they turn 19 after September 1. Students with an IEP have until the age of 21 to apply.
Students ages 16-19 have the opportunity to take a "pause" in their education and focus on their ACE plan: Academic support, Colossal plan for high school completion and post-secondary options, and their Elephant in the room (non-academic barriers).
Students spend an average of eight weeks in Interval before transitioning to the next step of their chosen educational path.
Passages teachers begin meeting with Beaverton School District cadets while living at The Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program (OYCP), helping facilitate their return to the district, and supporting them until high school completion. For OYCP December graduates, Passages offers a full-day option to earn credits until the beginning of semester 2. For OYCP June graduates, Passages offers summer school. During the school year, OYCP Transition supports cadet graduates who are within 3 credits of graduating.