October 24, 2016

RPA participates in Oregon College Week

From Redmond Proficiency Academy, 

Redmond Proficiency Academy to Participate in Statewide Oregon College Week

College Application Week at RPA is October 24-28

   The Redmond Proficiency Academy will join more than 100 high schools and community-based organizations around the state in hosting Oregon College Application Week events on October 24-October 28, 2016. The goal of the week is to assist all seniors as they apply to some type of postsecondary educational option, including certificate programs, two-year degree programs, and four-year degree programs. This is RPA’s second year participating in the Statewide event.

   During College Application Week, students at the Redmond Proficiency Academy will participate in a variety of college awareness activities, including applying to colleges and trade schools. With the help of school and community volunteers, seniors will complete college applications, with the goal of 75% of the senior class submitting applications by the end of the week.

   "We are excited to provide our seniors with individualized support to apply to schools for the second year,” said high school counselor Kim Downey. “The college application process can be overwhelming, especially for families who have not experienced it before. Personalizing the process with students and completing the applicatons here on campus opens up a pathway for his or her future that might not have been considered before.”

   RPA is welcoming community volunteers and support during the week. Interested volunteers should contact the College & Career Center at 541.526.0882.

   Oregon College Application Week is a statewide initiative coordinated by Oregon GEAR UP, in collaboration with a steering committee representing the K-12 community, community-based organizations, and all sectors of Oregon’s higher education system. It is a participating program of the American Council on Education’s American College Application Campaign. For more information visit http://www.oregongoestocollege.org.

About Redmond Proficiency Academy:
The Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) is a public charter school operating in the Redmond School District. In its eighth year of operation, RPA serves nearly 840 students in grades 6-12. Students come to RPA from throughout Central Oregon. Using a proficiency-based instructional model in a personalized school environment, RPA strives to prepare all students for success in college and life.

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