GED/High School Diploma
One of our top goals at Tongue Point Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains their GED or high school diploma prior to leaving the center. When students arrive at our center, we order official transcripts from their hometown high schools, assess their reading and math skills, and create an individualized plan for earning a GED or a diploma.
We provide full preparation for the state GED exams, which our students take at nearby Clatsop Community College. The five GED exams include Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Interpreting Literature and the Arts, and Math. We help also help student master study skills and test-taking strategies. GED students with high scores also earn credit waivers toward their high school diplomas.
Students have the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas at our Tongue Point High School. It is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and is registered as an alternative school through our local school district. To receive a high school diploma, students must meet academic requirements and complete a career technical training program.
English Language Learning (ELL) Program
Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels. Our center maintains an important linkage with nearby Clatsop Community College for free after-hours ELL classes and support for our on-center ELL tutoring program.
Tutoring and Academic Support
Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, social studies, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.
Advanced Career Training (ACT) Program
We offer Advanced Career Training (ACT) through a full-time college program at Clatsop Community College. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.
Benefits of the College Program include:
• academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring
• paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies
• housing and recreation
• meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center
• transportation to and from college of choice
Driver's Education is available to all our students. We have two full-time driver training instructors to help students earn their driver's licenses. Since Tongue Point Job Corps Center is near a state line, we can assist students in obtaining either an Oregon or Washington license.