How We Achieve Student's Education Success
To help student achieve academic success and earn their high school diploma, we offer individualized learning and proficiency based instruction. Included in all our academic programs our faculty are also trained in Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) and this will help both the students and parents understand the why they may be struggling academically.
The following is a list of support services provided for youth in need of additional assistance in order to succeed in school, at home, and in the community:
- An accredited high school diploma or GED
- Individualized curriculum and proficiency-based instruction
- Small class size
- Social, emotional and behavioral counseling
- Substance abuse education and intervention
- Special Education Servicesa
- Free summer school
- Gang outreach and education
- Art instruction
- Academic counseling and college preparation
- Science Camp
- Service learning and community involvement
- First Aid/CPR training
- Diploma Credit Recovery
During February 2014, Oregon Outreach staff was fully trained in the use of Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). CPS is an approach for responding to challenging behaviors in ways that preserve the integrity of the child while simultaneously building the skills that are lagging that cause the behaviors to be present in the first place.
Relationally based and supported by research, CPS views challenging behavior as a learning disability of some very crucial cognitive (thinking) skills necessary to handle the demands of everyday life and not the result of a child’s willfulness or poor parenting. Through a more empathetic and accurate understanding of what is getting in a child’s way, staff are better able intervene to support children through a collaborative process.
The CPS approach is now in place and being used by educational, treatment, and state organizations and agencies throughout Oregon, and our state is considered to be one on the forefront of implementing this effective and research-based model.
Some of the many organizations that currently use CPS are:
- Marion County Community Mental Health
- Morrow County Community mental health and behavioral residential treatment provider
- Pioneer Special School, Portland Public School District: day treatment and parent groups
- Legacy Emanuel Hospital: Inpatient Adolescent Treatment Services Acute care treatment, parent groups, in-service education sessions