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!

Education

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, ages 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!

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:
Haley Alexander, Teacher Aide
541-280-6604 | Email here

La Pine Classroom
For enrollment information, contact:
Haley Alexander, 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 more than
206 GED certificates awarded during the 2018-2019 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

General resources for businesses and employees: Central Oregon SOS - Support for Employees and Employers

SBA programs:

 

OSU Innovation Lab

Oregon State University Cascades Innovation Co-Lab

Opportunity Knocks- A fantastic 

Opportunity Knocks

 

 

COIC Administration, HR Department and CET Maintenance Facility
1250 NE Bear Creek Rd.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-389-7367 fax

CET Administration, Community & Economic Development/Loans, and COIC Information Technology
334 NE Hawthorne Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

Hawthorne Station Bus Depot
334 NE Hawthorne Ave
Bend, OR 97701
541-788-3783

Bend WorkSource
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 101
Bend, OR 97701
541-419-3873 phone
541-389-8265 fax

Bend Alternative Education
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 108
Bend, OR 97701
541-706-1458 phone

CET Antler Office and Maintenance Facility
343 East Antler Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
541-385-8680 phone
541-548-9548 fax

COIC Administration, HR Department and CET Maintenance Facility
1250 NE Bear Creek Rd.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

CET Administration, Community & Economic Development/Loans, and COIC Information Technology
334 NE Hawthorne Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

Hawthorne Station Bus Depot
334 NE Hawthorne Ave
Bend, OR 97701
541-788-3783

Bend WorkSource
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 101
Bend, OR 97701
541-388-6070 phone
541-389-8265 fax

Bend Alternative Education
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 108
Bend, OR 97701
541-706-1458 phone

CET Antler Office and Maintenance Facility
343 East Antler Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
541-385-8680 phone
541-548-9548 fax

Redmond Alternative Education
2326 SW Glacier Place
Redmond, OR 97756
541-280-0031 phone

Redmond WorkSource
2158 SE College Loop, Suite B
Redmond, OR 97756
541-419-3873 phone
541-504-2969 fax

Prineville WorkSource
457 NE Ochoco Plaza Drive
Prineville, OR 97754
541-419-3873 phone
Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays 9-4, closed for noon hour (12-1pm)

Prineville Alternative Education
2321 NE 3rd St.
Prineville, OR 97754
541-280-6604 phone

La Pine Alternative Education
16493 Bluewood Place
La Pine, OR 97739  
541-907-7798 (phone)

Madras WorkSource
1170 E. Ashwood Rd.
Madras, Oregon
541-548-8196 phone
Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 9-4pm