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Eugene Education Options (EEO)

4000 East 30th Avenue, Bldg. 10, Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 463-3930  Fax: (541) 463-3937

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Grades: 10–12
Enrollment: 245 in 4J programs + 297 in community-based alternative programs
Principal: Molly Gillett <gillett_m@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Valerie Falleur <falleur_v@4j.lane.edu>

Program Description:  Eugene Education Options is a multi-service program that uses a variety of strategies to engage students who have found limited success in the traditional high school setting.  We draw on a large body of research and best practice, including Motivational Interviewing, Research for Better Teaching and Blended Learning.  Schools and programs that fall under the Eugene Education Options umbrella are:

 I. Early College & Career Options

Early College and Career Options High School is an alternative high school for juniors and seniors located on the Lane Community College campus. It provides a personalized instruction experience and support for students to earn their high school diploma. Click here for more information.

 II. Advanced Career Technical Sponsorship (4J ACTS)

This post-graduate scholar program provides an opportunity for students who have taken career-technical coursework at a 4J high school the opportunity to pursue advanced career-technical education. Students participate in a one-year structured education program at Lane Community College under the sponsorship of 4J. (Program ends after 2016–17.)

 III. 4J Downtown Academy

The 4J Downtown Academy is a niche school of Eugene Education Options. The Downtown Academy targets students who are close to graduation, but have previously been unable to complete high school.  Most Downtown Academy students are employed or have other significant adult responsibilities. Many have been out of school for more than a year and and either live or work in the downtown area.

 IV. Community Based Alternatives

Eugene Education Options is also the hub for assessment and referral to a range of local private alternative schools.

Mission Statement:

Vision: We write our own stories
Motto: Come willingly. Find your purpose. Do the work. Leave prepared. Live empowered.

Other Information:
Our academic programs stress community, personal growth and social success. Instruction is largely individualized and students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and discipline. A school-to-work and school-to-college transition program allows students to explore career opportunities or attend Lane Community College while they earn high school credit.