Hillsboro School District Multiple Pathways to Graduation

  • HSD Early College

    Target group: HSD 11th and 12th graders (please see additional admissions criteria).
    Application: Yes, click here to apply
    Referral: No
    Deadline: All parts of the application due March 18, 2022
    Location: PCC Hillsboro Center
    Social Security Number Required: No
    The Hillsboro School District Early College program allows students to begin work on their college career at Portland Community College while still in high school. College credits earned apply to both the high school diploma and college studies. Students will have the opportunity to take 12 credits per term (fall, winter, spring) during the school year in which they are enrolled in HSD Early College. Students who enroll at the start of their 11th grade year will have the opportunity to participate in up to 6 terms of HSD Early College, while students entering at the start of 12th grade may participate in up to 3 terms. Students accepted to HSD Early College will not be able to enroll in courses at their home high school, however they may be able to participate in OSAA activities and athletics.
    Read more | FAQ English | FAQ - Spanish | Slides 

    *Please click here for instructions on how to apply to HSD Early College

    HSD Early College Family/Guardian Information Sessions:

    In-Person Information Sessions:

    • Hillsboro High School Library: January 11, 2022 @ 6:00-7:00 pm
    • Liberty High School Library: January 25, 2022 @ 6:00-7:00 pm

    *Both presentations will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation in Spanish

    Virtual Information Sessions:

    • English Language Session: January 18, 2022 6:00-7:00 pm -
      See recorded session, click here to watch.

    • Spanish Language Session: January 20, 2022 6:00-7:00 pm
      See recorded session, click here to watch.

    Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/ahg-hyen-dqp
    Join by phone: (US) +1 252-662-0112 PIN: ‪999 787 966#

    Hillsboro Online Academy

    Target group: Students 3rd-12th grade looking for a full-time online educational option or that are interested in taking online courses while attending their neighborhood school
    Application: No
    Referral: No
    Deadline: 3 weeks into the quarter or by admin request
    Location: 452 NE 3rd Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124
    Social Security Number Required: No

    Description: A hybrid program offering rigorous, college prep online curriculum and face to face instruction and support for all students. Hillsboro Online is accredited and core courses are NCAA approved.

    Hillsboro Big Picture School

    Target group: High school students looking for an alternative high school experience focusing on student-directed activities.
    Application: No, however, students will be scheduled for an interview.
    Referral: HSD Counselor
    Deadline: No deadline; however, student and parent/guardians are required to attend one of the following information nights to learn about the program and potential enrollment for the 2021-22 school year:

      • Thursday, March 4th = English session #1 from 6pm-7pm on Google Meet

      • Thursday, March 11th = Spanish session from 6-7pm on Google Meet

      • Wednesday, March 17th = English session #2 from 1-2pm on Google Meet

    Google meet link for each event: https://meet.google.com/rzh-bqas-xas

    Location: Miller Education Center West (David Hill Building)
    Social Security Number Required: No

    Description: The Big Picture Learning design is a dynamic approach to learning, doing, and thinking that has been changing the lives of students, educators, and entire communities since 1995. The design components are based on three foundation principles: first, learning must be based on the interests and goals of each student; second, student’s curriculum must be relevant to the people and places that exist in the real world; and finally, a student’s abilities must be authentically measured by the quality of her or his work.

    GED (General Education Development or General Education Diploma)


    Target group:  Students 16 years old or older or within 45 days of turning 16 looking to complete their high school education through GED rather than a high school diploma
    Application: No
    Referral: HSD Counselor
    Deadline: Rolling enrollment- space limited
    Location: Miller Education Center - West (David Hill Building), 440 SE Oak Street, Hillsboro
    Social Security Number Required: No

    Description: A set of tests that when passed certify the test taker has met high-school level academic skills.

    Next Generation Youth Workforce Solutions-Connect

    Target group: 18-24 year olds that have not completed and are not enrolled in high school that are unemployed or underemployed and living in Washington County. Participants must also be experiencing at least one barrier to employment and be motivated to complete a career pathway.
    Application: Open Orientation every Wednesday, 3:00 pm
    Referral: No
    Deadline: Rolling enrollment- space limited
    Location: Miller Education Center - East 215 SE 6th Avenue, Hillsboro
    Social Security Number Required: Yes

    Description: This program focuses on work readiness and high school completion/GED preparation program for youth ages 18-24. The program focuses on out-of-school youth who require job skills and who have not earned a high school diploma. Three classified case managers provide oversight, orientations, and instruction. Connect Program brochure

    Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program (OYCP)*

    Video | February 23, 2021 Presentation

    Target group: The target population of Cadets is generally those considered “academically at risk.”  Those who are failing in school, not attending, or those who have dropped out. Cadets must be able and willing to participate in all activities to be successful in this program.  This is an all or nothing program. Cadets who enroll in OYCP must complete the entire 5 month residential phase in order to receive any credit or educational credential.
    Application: Yes 
    Location: Bend, OR
    Social Security Number Required: Yes

    Description: The Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program (OYCP) is the only accredited statewide alternative high school.  The program is tuition free. Eligible individuals are accepted from all 36 counties in Oregon. The school is a non-traditional model that operates similar to a military academy.  The program is guided by military principles, structure and self-discipline. Our staff utilize a “hands off”, tough love, caring, and disciplined approach to instill values, train and instruct cadets.  Cadets are eligible to earn a high school diploma, GED or credit recovery of 8 certified credits from required class work completion. The school is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and approved by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). There are two phases to the program.  The first is a 22 week, residential phase where Cadets live on site participating in military structure, discipline, physical fitness, service to community and academic classroom instruction.

    *Not associated with Hillsboro School District

    Job Corps:


    Target group: 16 and 24 years of age, being a legal U.S. resident, being economically disadvantaged, being free of serious behavioral problems, needing additional training or education, having a clean health history, and having an adequate child care plan.
    Application: Yes
    Location: Multiple see below
    Social Security Number Required: Yes

    Description: Job Corps is an education and training program that provides academic education, vocational training, residential living, health care services, counseling, and job placement assistance to participants.  Four phases of support: 1) Outreach and Admissions (AO) 2) Career Preparation Period (CPP) 3) Career Development Period (CDP) 4) Career Transition Period (CTP)

    Partners in Vocational Opportunity Training (PIVOT)

    Satellite Job Corps Center
    Location: Portland, OR
    Residential: No
    Career Vocational Training Programs: Medical Office Support and Office Administration

    Tongue and Point

    Location: Astoria, OR


    Residential: Yes
    Career Vocational Training Programs: Welding, Facility Maintenance, Carpentry, Cement Mason, Electrical, Glazing, Painting, Plastering, Office Administration, Clinical Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Medical Office Support, Culinary Arts, Computer Technician, Seamanship, Landscaping

    Wolf Creek

    Location: Glide, OR
    Residential: Yes
    Career Vocational Training Programs: Welding, Carpentry, Cement Masonry, Construction Craft Laborer, Office Administration, Culinary Arts, Forestry Conservation and Firefighting


    Location: Troutdale, OR
    Residential: Yes
    Career Vocational Training Programs: Collision Repair and Refinish, Office Administration, Certified Nurse Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Security and Protective Services

    Timber Lake

    Location: Estacada, OR
    Residential: Yes
    Career Vocational Training Programs: Welding, Maintenance and Light Repair, Office Administration, Carpentry, Electrical, Painting, Culinary Arts, Forestry Conservation and Firefighting

Oak Street Campus

  • Addresses:

    Oak Street Campus
    Hillsboro Big Picture, GED,
    Diploma for 12+, TOPs, PEARL, ITS
    440 SE Oak Street
    Driving Directions

    Phone: 503.844.1680,
    Fax: 503.844.1684