High schools offer core classes as well as a variety of electives. Many classes provide students the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. Students have an opportunity to earn an Honors, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate diploma by taking advanced-level courses that demonstrate the ability to succeed in a rigorous curriculum. High schools also offer a wide range of academic clubs and co-curricular activities including music, drama and sports.
Our high schools offer a range of educational options for students to pursue, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate choices as well as Career Technical Education offerings.
AP courses help students acquire the skills and habits needed to be successful in college. AP courses improve writing skills, sharpen problem-solving abilities and develop time management skills, discipline and study habits.
Bend Senior High School is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that offers the rigorous IB Diploma Programme. This is a district-wide program that all Bend-La Pine Schools students may complete.
Bend Senior, La Pine, Mountain View and Summit high schools offer Career Technical Education options in a variety of subjects. In these courses, students learn content and develop skills while earning high school credits in industries that offer graduates high wage, high demand job options. In 2015-16, 2,298 students enrolled in CTE courses in our high schools.
CTE offerings vary by school and include:
The purpose of School-to-Career is to prepare our youth to be thriving citizens and meet the challenges for tomorrow’s careers through the integration of school and work-based learning. School-to-Career programs offer students opportunities to:
Work-Based Credit includes traditional employment and community service. High school students have the opportunity to earn elective credit while learning valuable skills.
Industry Experiences are 10-15 week rotational programs where students observe multiple community partners in their career interest area.
Industry rotations vary by school and include:
Our college and career center professionals and volunteers are eager to help students plan and prepare for college and career opportunities.
Support services provided by our College and Career Centers include:
2,298 students enrolled in Career and Technical Education courses, from culinary to engineering to graphic design, in our high schools in 2015-16.
88 percent of students enrolled in CTE courses graduated; 13 percentage points higher than the district average.