RIVERDALE HIGH SCHOOL – Thanks to the efforts of technology teacher Adam McLain and new funding from Oregon’s Measure 98, Riverdale High School’s technology department is adding more options for students interested in technology careers. The expanded program begins with a mandatory freshman-level technology class and includes a four-trimester certificate course in web design and development.
Freshmen taking the required course, Computers Demystified, may earn college credit through Western Oregon University via the Willamette Promise program. This one-trimester course is worth four college credits as Computer Science 160.
Most Riverdale students, except for current seniors, will have the option of enrolling in this CTE program. Mr. McLain is developing the technical skills assessment with State of Oregon CTE directors to ensure Riverdale’s program meets state requirements.