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10th - 12th
Grade Options

All students will have an assigned counselor to help them navigate the various options and create the best schedule for them. Unlike traditional public schools, our counselors have a caseload of fewer than 100, which affords them the opportunity to really get to know each student and help them craft an individualized plan to best prepare them for their future goals.


We offer three ways to earn credit:


College classes taken
at/through your
community college


College level classes
taught by our teachers & accredited by Oregon colleges


High school level classes
at your own pace with
our teachers

You can stick with one or do a combo of two or three!

At a

Free for students/families

Students earn
dual credit

Taught by B.E.C. teachers

Students can join
at any time

Dual Enrollment

Dual Credit

High School Options

Dual Enrollment

Once students turn 16 (or 15 for select community colleges), they can take classes at their local community college. We pay for students to take up to 12 college credits per term, earning both high school and college credit. We also provide students with a textbook stipend each term that they take college classes. Many students complete their associate's degree and their high school diploma at the same time. Our counselors will help your student select and register for classes, and individualize their plan specific to their future goals.

Which community colleges can I attend?

Blue Mountain CC  |  Central Oregon CC  |  Clackamas CC |  Chemeketa CC 
Lane CC  |  Mt. Hood CC  |  Portland CC  |  Rogue CC  |  Umpqua CC 

What if I want to take more than 12 credits in one term?

Students can work closely with their BEC advisor to determine whether taking a higher credit load is the right choice for them. Any additional credits taken at the community college must be paid for by the individual student/family.

Will there be adults in my classes?

Yes! You very well may have other high-school-aged students in your classes, but you will definitely have adults as classmates as well. It's important to note that class content might also be mature at times, since it is being taught in a college setting.

Dual Credit

These college-level classes earn students college (and high school) credit, but don't require students to enroll and attend their local college. Instead, these are are taught in-house by Baker teachers and include only fellow Baker students. Classes meet weekly online and are hosted via Canvas. You'll have support every step of the way — from applying and registering for the classes, to transferring the credit to your next college. Plus students, parents, and B.E.C. staff can all track student progress along the way, which promotes support and success.

How will these classes earn me dual credits?

Through our partnerships with Blue Mountain CC, Eastern Oregon University, and Western Oregon University. In addition to your high school transcript, you will have an official college transcript from these schools that can be used to transfer credits to your future college.

Which courses are offered in this format?

Lots! We are thrilled to offer up to 60 college credits worth of Dual Credit courses. To see the full list of these classes and when they are offered, click here.

Is there a limit on how many Dual Credit courses I can take?

Due to the high course rigor, we generally advise students to take around 12 credits worth of Dual Credit (DC) courses per term. However, by demonstrating success in these courses and working closely with your BEC advisor, you may be able to add additional DC credits to your schedule.

High School Options

At any point in their education at BEC, students will have the opportunity to take High School Options courses. These courses count for high school credit only and are offered in an online and asynchronous format. These courses are great for students who might not want to take a full load of classes at the community college, or who want to take a course that is not traditionally offered at the community college. These courses are also perfect for students who enroll with BEC between college terms.

Which courses are offered in this format?

All core classes plus physical ed, health, world languages, work experience, and independent study are offered as HSO courses. Essentially, if it's a high school graduation requirement, you can take it through our HSO offerings.

Who should consider taking High School Options courses?

A wide variety of our students utilize our HSO offereings! If you struggle in a certain subject area, if you prefer to slowly add college-level courses to your schedule, if you're more likely to succeed by taking classes asynchronously (i.e. at your own pace) — these are all great reasons to consider one or more HSO classes.

What if I need even more support?

From 24/7 tutoring to individualized student support plans to IEP's & 504 Plans, we are here to make sure you get what you need to succeed.

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