High school students from West Albany and South Albany high schools represented the district and shared their student perspectives at a forum sponsored by the Oregon Chief Education Office. Students talked about how their schools have helped them prepare for college and careers.
GAPS students joined 200 students from schools around the state. Prior to the forum, students completed surveys that provided input, which was also presented during the session.
From the Chief Education Office:
“Students from three Oregon high schools had the opportunity to meet with state education leaders and policy makers to share their personal experiences with accelerated learning programs. These programs allow students to take college courses and earn college credit in high school.
The student forum, held on Nov. 8 in Salem, was facilitated by Grace Didway, a student at Oregon City High School and a member of Oregon Student Voice. Students in attendance from Oregon City High School, West Albany High School, and South Albany High School talked with members of the Sustainable Systems for Accelerated Learning Work Group. The work group – a collaborative effort among the Chief Education Office, Department of Education, and Higher Education Coordinating Commission – is developing a plan across K-12 and higher education to broaden accelerated learning opportunities and support long-term sustainability. Members of the workgroup include school district superintendents, university leaders, and the directors and staff of the state’s education agencies.”