Sherwood High School, in partnership with Portland Community College, offers the Expanded Options Program (EOP) for students enrolled in 11th and 12th grade. This program allows our students to:
- Have additional options to enhance their education
- Earn concurrent high school and college credits
- Gain early entry into post-secondary education
- Participate in existing accelerated college credit programs
- Enroll full-time or part-time in an eligible post-secondary institution
Our program features dual-credit courses which can save thousands of dollars in college costs. Please feel free to contact the counseling center to discuss individual eligibility and options. To be eligible for the Expanded Options Program, the student:
- Must be in grade 11 or 12 and be 16 years old or older at the time of enrollment
- Must have an approved educational learning plan on file with the high school
- Must not have received a high school diploma
- Must not be a foreign exchange student
In addition, please note:
- Course(s) may not duplicate a course we already offer
- PCC must accept the student for admission.
- Failure to complete an eligible post-secondary course with a passing grade of D or better will delay high school graduation and affect the student’s eligibility for EOP, and may affect eligibility for co-curricular and extracurricular activities such as clubs, sports, and music.
- Eligible Program expenses will either be paid directly by the high school or be reimbursed. Transportation to campus will not be provided by the high school.
- Students may use the program for up to 2 years, 1 year if enrolled as a senior.
- Students may appeal decisions about courses to the Superintendent of Public Education or the Superintendent’s designee.
- Students enrolled full time at Sherwood High School may not enroll in the Expanded Options Program. Students may have no more than 5 total courses between the two campuses.
- Portland Community College may require that the student take the college placement exam and place at minimum level of Writing 115, and Math 60. There may be other prerequisites for individual PCC courses.
- Sherwood School District will continue to provide any special education services required for the student.
If students are interested in the Expanded Options Program, they must attend a mandatory orientation. Students already accepted into the program must submit a new billing authorization form for each term that they intend to participate in the program. The following outlines the steps for participation in the EOP program:
- Attend an EOP Orientation meeting at SHS or via video session.
- Read Sherwood High School EOP Requirements and Expectations and meet with counselor to go over education plan and application.
- Fill out EOP Application with student, parent, counselor, and EOP Coordinator signatures
- Turn in all required forms when complete to the EOP Coordinator no later than four weeks before the first day of classes at PCC
- Work with school counselor to add EOP to the SHS schedule
- Take PCC placement tests in reading, writing, and math (if required)
- Create a MyPCC account online
- Complete the PCC New Student Orientation online at www.pcc.edu
- Register for classes