Oregon high school board proposes mandatory college admission

October 17, 2013

A high school superintendent in Oregon is proposing that students must have admission to college before they can receive their high school diplomas, a proposal that so far has unanimously passed a first reading by the Corbett School Board. The rule would not require students to actually attend college; they simply have to apply and be accepted, which Corbett High School Principal Phillip Pearson says is about giving kids options. “I think it just feels like perhaps we're requiring you [to attend college]. That's not the intention. The intention is to expand options so you just have a lot of different things you can choose from,” says Pearson. The school district will cover the cost of applying for students who can’t afford it. KGW.com