Youth Corrections Education Program
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) contract with Willamette Education Service District to provide education programs for students who reside at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility. This education program operates on a year-round calendar and provides instruction for a total of 220 days annually.
This program is accredited by Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and serves approximately two hundred male students. Classes are taught by licensed teachers, and the curriculum meets all state requirements.
The education program provided serves young men from the ages of twelve to twenty-five. Students are served through a combination of direct instruction, online courses and educational software. We assess students’ skills and place them in appropriate classes.We then provide substantial encouragement and support, as they work to earn their high school diploma. Graduates are equally prepared for college or entering a vocational trade.
In addition to our comprehensive high school program other options are:
Our goals for all students at William Lord High School it to:
- Barbering school
- College coursework
- Welding certification
- Construction technology
- Bicycle repair
- Work experience
- Graduation Equivalence (GED)
- Reduce recidivism
- Earn a high school diploma
- Develop marketable job skills
- Engage in college coursework or vocational training
Special Education Services
In order to best support our students who have Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) teachers formally meet bi-weekly with Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) staff to address student needs and ensure the appropriate differentiation/accommodations are in place. Students on IEP’s receive services through "push-in" (services provided in a traditional classroom) and "pull-out" (services provided outside of the traditional classroom) services as well as having access to individualized support through the use of an online academic program. For students on a Modified or Extended Diploma track the content and delivery methods are adjusted to meet their educational needs as outlined in their IEP’s.