Alternative Education

Program Introduction

COIC offers alternative high school education to allow students ages 14-21 to make up credits and return to their regular classrooms, or to earn a state high school diploma or GED. Students may also participate in Work-Education, a work-experience program that combines classroom credits with community service and natural resource projects.

Classes are held in Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Lakeview and Prineville in conjunction with the school districts of Bend-La Pine, Redmond, Crook County, and Lakeview. COIC also provides instructors for Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice.

In addition, COIC offers summer work experience, giving students the opportunity to earn minimum wages and learn valuable hands-on work skills.  During the school year, students earn high school diplomas, GEDs and high school credits on behalf of their local high schools. Students spent more than 18,000 working on community service and natural resource projects.

Talk to your school counselor about attending COIC or call one of our classrooms today!

Teacher Contacts

Bend – 1645 NE Forbes Rd
For GED information contact:
Peter Ulmer (541) 322-2422
For High School information contact:
Laura Clark (541) 317-2286

Lakeview – 103 N. G Street
Jay Farmen 541-947-5702 x 104

LaPine – 16493 Bluewood Place, Suite 3
Toby Wilson (541) 536-5380 extension 210

Prineville – 2321 NE Third St.
Amy York 541-447-9292 x 112

Redmond High School
Main phone number: 541-923-4800
Enter “5″ if you know your party’s extension. Once you enter “5″ you can then enter the listed extension:

2170 – Debi Williams, Classroom Tutor
2169 – John Buchard, Youth Program Planner
2168 – Josh Lagalo, Youth program Coordinator
2167 – Patrick Jordan, Teacher
2168 – Randy Morris, Youth Employment Counselor

Work-Education Contacts

Bend – Kyle Scott,  541-317-2282
Lakeview – David Berman, 541-947-5702
Prineville – Jeff Warren, 541-447-9283
Redmond - Josh Lagalo, 541-815-6893 or Randy Morris, 541-923-4800 x2168

Thank you to our Community Partners!

Bend-La Pine School District
Crook County School District
Klamath County School District
Lakeview School District
North Lake School District
Redmond School District
Bend Metro Park and Recreation District
Crook County Park and Recreation District
Bureau of Land Management
Crook County Road Department
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Deschutes Basin Land Trust
Deschutes River Conservancy
Edumunds Well Wildlife Sanctuary
Heart of Oregon Corps
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Oregon Parks Department
Oregon Workforce Alliance
Oregon Youth Authority
University of Oregon
Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
US Forest Service


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