Alternative Education for Youth

At COIC, Everyone Counts!

Do you need your GED? Do you need to recover high school credits?
Do you need help getting back on track? You’re on the right page – we can help!

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COIC provides an alternative high school setting to students ages 14-21 to make up credits and return to their regular classrooms, or to earn the GED.  Students may also participate in the Youth Compass Program, a work-experience program that combines classroom credits with community service and natural resource projects.

Program Introduction

The COIC approach is based on individualized instruction for credit recovery or GED. Students, primarily aged 16-21, are referred by their local high schools to make up credits and return to their regular classrooms or leave the program with the GED. COIC is recognized as one of the most successful GED programs in Oregon with 110 GED certificates awarded during the 2021-2022 school year. Students may also participate in work education through our Youth Compass Program.

Programs are held in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Prineville in conjunction with the school districts of Bend-La Pine, Redmond and Crook County. COIC also provides instruction for Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice.

In addition, COIC offers summer work experience, giving students the opportunity to earn minimum wages and learn valuable hands-on work skills.  During the school year, students earn high school diplomas, GEDs, and high school credits that transfer to their local high schools. Typically, students spend more than 12,000 working on community service and natural resource projects.

Talk to your school counselor about attending COIC or call one of our classrooms today!

Order Your GED Transcript/Diploma

Order a copy of your GED transcript and/or GED diploma (electronic or hard copies) online from GED.com. Select the Grads and Transcripts tab on the top banner and answer the questions to verify your specific testing record.

Statewide Testing Notices

English Annual Notice for Statewide Tests – Download here

Spanish Annual Notice for Statewide Tests – Download here

English ODE State Testing Combined 30-Day Notice and Opt-Out Form – Download here

Spanish ODE State Testing Combined 30-Day Notice and Opt-Out Form – Download here

Statewide Immunization Notice

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREVENTIONWELLNESS/VACCINESIMMUNIZATION/GETTINGIMMUNIZED/Pages/SchDataCounty.aspx

Education program Contacts

Bend Classroom
For program information, contact:
Laura Hildebrandt, Teacher Aide
541-280-6604 | Email here

La Pine Classroom
For enrollment information, contact:
Laura Hildebrandt, Teacher Aide
541-280-6604 | Email here
For classroom information, contact:
Debra Sayre, Teacher
541-914-9403 | Email here

Redmond Classroom
For program information, contact:
Dustin Gurley, Lead Instructor
541-280-0031 | Email here

COIC Skills Lab 
Deschutes County Juvenile Justice
Nancy Gilbertson, Teacher
541-322-7676 | Email here

Youth Education Program General Info:
Patrick Jordan, Youth Education Manager
541-706-1458 | Email here

Work Education Contacts

Bend Compass Program
For program information, contact:
Matt Mahoney, Youth Employment Counselor
541-403-0099 | Email here

La Pine Compass Program
For program information, contact:
Laurie Harrer, Youth Employment Counselor
561-329-7873 | Email here

Jefferson County Compass Program
For program information, contact:
Scott Jividen, Youth Employment Counselor
541-640-2270 | Email here

Redmond and Bend Compass Programs
For program information, contact:
Gloria Fallini, Youth & Adult Employment Counselor
541-699-8761 | Email here

Prineville Compass Program
For program information, contact:
Jeff Warren, Youth Employment Counselor
541-420-6787 | Email here

Youth Compass Program General Info:
Josh Lagalo, Employment & Training Manager
541-815-6893 | Email Here

Bend COIC Classroom Communicable Disease Management Plan

La Pine COIC Classroom Communicable Disease Management Plan

Redmond COIC Classroom Communicable Disease Management Plan

COIC is recognized as one of the most successful GED programs in Oregon, with
110 GED certificates awarded during the 2021-2022 school year.

Thank you, Community Partners!

Bend-La Pine School District
Crook County School District
Redmond School District
Bend Metro Park and Recreation District
Crook County Park and Recreation District
Bureau of Land Management
Crook County Road Department
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Deschutes Basin Land Trust
Deschutes River Conservancy
Deschutes National Forest
Edumunds Well Wildlife Sanctuary
Heart of Oregon Corps
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Oregon Parks Department
Oregon Workforce Alliance
Oregon Youth Authority
University of Oregon
Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
US Forest Service

Contact us

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC)

1250 NE Bear Creek Rd.
Bend, OR 97701

541-548-8163

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