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There is a little known program available to high school juniors and seniors that can help them get a leg up on post high school education. It's called "Expanded Options", and it's offered through Central Oregon Community College. Seana Barry, Assistant Director of Admissions and Records says the Expanded Options Program can help some students who find they function better in a college setting: "The high school counselor meets with the student to see which classes they can take because there are certain rules around what classes they can take through these expanded options program. The high school can't offer the same class as the student wants to take at COCC." Barry says they do get college credit, and the program is free for students. The school district is billed for each student attending a college class, according to a bill passed by the State Legislature several years ago. For more information, Barry suggests high school students talk with their counselor.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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