Earning College Credits in High School
Riverdale students can graduate with 20+ college credits – taught on our campus by Riverdale teachers through partnerships with Portland State University, Portland Community College and Western Oregon University.
The Western Oregon University credits are through the university's “Willamette Promise” program, which costs students only $30 per year – no matter how many WOU credits they earn. Additionally, our Willamette Promise course teachers are part of a larger professional learning community of educators – high school and college level – who meet regularly to develop common proficiency assessments, share effective teaching strategies and review data on student performance.
Many Riverdale students also earn off-campus credits through Templeton Scholars at Lewis & Clark College and similar programs at other schools.