High School Success (M98) - OVERVIEW
On November 8, 2016, Oregon’s Measure 98, currently titled the “High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act” received overwhelming support from voters. The measure is intended to provide direct High School Success funds to school districts to increase high school graduation rates and identifies 3 specific focus areas:
- Establish or expand career and technical education programs in high schools
- Establish or expand college-level educational opportunities for students in high schools
- Establish or expand dropout-prevention strategies in high schools.
These three strategies are deemed evidence-based and collectively support the needs of students related to engagement, personalization, achievement, and college and career readiness. Collectively and systematically implemented, these strategies could significantly impact a student’s high school experience and “next steps” opportunities.
PPS has a comprehensive High School Success Plan for the purpose of implementing this measure across the identified priorities. This is part of a broader strategic planning effort within College and Career Readiness and High School Systems to help inform strategic goals and priorities moving forward. High school staff, students, and our community have been involved in how we continue to expand and develop programs to improve access to CTE programs, expand college-level educational opportunities, and invest in programs to prevent students from dropping out of high school.