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High School Choice Options

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High School Choice Options Enrollment Request

2023-2024 School Year

The 2023-2024 High School Choice Options application period for Realms High School and Bend Tech Academy will be January 3, 2023 to January 20, 2023. The interest list is currently OPEN.



Applications received after January 20, 2023 will be filled on a first come, first served basis should any spots remain.

High School Mid-Year Transfer Request Process

NEW: To minimize disruption to students and reduce the possibility of losing credits towards graduation - students will not be allowed to transfer into or out of their high school except at the start of a new grading period.

Requests to move will be reviewed on these dates:

  • November 4, 2022 for trimester 2 (Entry to Realms High School or BTA @ MHS)
    • To have your request considered
      • Complete this Interest List
      • Contact the school office at:
        • Realms High (541-355-5500)
        • Bend Tech Academy (541-355-3500)
  • January 20, 2023 for semester 2 (Entry to BSHS, CHS, LPHS, MVHS, SHS)
    • To have your request considered
  • March 3, 2023 for trimester 3 (Entry to Realms High School or BTA)
    • To have your request considered
      • Complete this Interest List
      • Contact the school office at:
        • Realms High (541-355-5500)
        • Bend Tech Academy (541-355-3500)

Realms High School

Principal: Roger White
Enrollment: Admitting up to 220 students in grades 9-12
Information Sessions: January 12, 2023 & January 18, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m. at Realms High School
Tours: Contact Realms High School @ 541-355-5500
Realms High School Frequently Asked Questions

About The School: Realms is a small, tight knit, and academically rigorous learning community. Our mission is to ignite the passion, build the academic skills and foster the character students need to be leaders of change.

Academics: At Realms, our academic approach brings rigorous academic content to life through interdisciplinary learning expeditions focused on real world topics and problems. These learning expeditions lead students beyond the classroom walls and into the field where they collect data, participate in service projects, interact with experts and apply their classroom learning in real world settings. Students build the academic content knowledge and master the discipline-specific skills needed to create and present high-quality culminating projects. Students explore themes of social justice, environmental sustainability and learn to become leaders of change.

Culture and Character: Students understand that character growth matters as much as academic growth. As a member of the EL Education network of schools, we emphasize teamwork, courage, determination, compassion and service to others. Through a class called "Crew" we help students take ownership of their learning and engage them in creating a school where all students feel a strong sense of belonging, community and pride.

Students at Realms High School will graduate with the academic skills necessary to excel in college, the hands on experience needed to thrive in careers and - most importantly - the character and mindset needed to tackle the most pressing problems facing our communities and planet!

Contact: The Realms High School website

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Bend-Tech Academy

Enrollment: Admitting up to 200 students in grades 9-12
Information Sessions: January 11, 2023 & January 17, 2023 @ 6:00 at Bend Tech Academy Gym
Tour: Contact Bend Tech Academy 541-355-3500

About The School: Bend-Tech Academy recently completed construction to add two new career and technical education classrooms and a new gym and locker room space. Students have access to several high-skill career pathways, in addition to opportunities to earn college credits. Students receive individualized support from teachers, as well as a school counselor and school-to-career coordinator, who strive to ensure all students are college and career ready upon graduation.

The four new pathways include:

  • STEM Engineering - robotics and automation, alternative energies and solar design, 3D printing and laser engraving, biotechnology and more.
  • Construction Technologies - finish carpentry, electrical skills, blueprint design, roofing, cabinet making, green construction, and more.
  • Business Marketing and Entrepreneurship - principles of marketing, entrepreneurship, business marketing and management, and more.
  • Health Occupations - health occupations, anatomy, medical terminologies, and more.

Finding a good fit: Our staff is dedicated to helping students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in postsecondary education and/or a career. Bend Technical Academy also offers multiple work-based learning opportunities for all interested students either through internships, community service, or other community-based work programs.

Contact: BTA High School website

Learn More About Bend Tech Academy

Bend Tech Academy from Bend-La Pine Schools

Current School Year

2022-2023 School Year

If you wish to be put onto the Interest List for one of the Choice Options High Schools during the current 2022-23 school year, please contact the school directly.

If you are out-of-district, please review the Admission of Non-Resident Students district policy.

Guidelines and Details

Learn more about the guidelines and other details visit our Choice Options webpage.

Neighborhood Schools

Bend-La Pine Schools offers robust programs at our neighborhood schools. Discover your neighborhood school through our Attendance Areas web page.

Parents wishing to send their children to a non-magnet school in another attendance area please review the Area Change Request website for detailed information. All priority ACRs are due by January 20, 2023.

Transportation & Athletics

Students attending choice option high schools can use school bus transportation to travel to their neighborhood high school and then transfer to a bus to their choice option high school.

After school, students can ride the bus back to their neighborhood schools to participate in activities and athletics.

More information about school bus transportation can be found on the school bus website.