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High School Graduation Requirements

Oregon High School Graduation Requirements

In 2021, the state legislature directed the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to review state high school graduation requirements. As part of that work, ODE wants to know what matters most to people about earning a high school diploma in our state. Oregon’s Kitchen Table is working with ODE to gather input from people across the state about this topic from mid-February to mid-March 2022.  We are planning different ways for people to share what they think.  OKT will be working with community organizers to do culturally specific outreach and engagement and holding listening sessions and interviews for communities who have not been well served by education system, including students with disabilities, English language learners, immigrants and refugees, students who move frequently, and Black and Native and Indigenous students and other communities of color.  We'll also be hosting an online statewide survey in 7 languages as well as regional community conversations in each of the state's 19 Educational Service Districts.

Statewide online survey - coming mid-February 2022 

Regional community conversations

You can also attend one of the community conversations we will hold for families in Oregon's 19 Educational Service Districts.  These forums will be on Zoom.  If you have any questions, please contact Oregon’s Kitchen Table (  These sessions are for families and community members in each region. Check back here soon for links to register.

  • Linn Benton Lincoln ESD (Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties) - February 16, 6-8pm
  • Clackamas ESD (Clackamas County) - February 17, 6-8pm
  • Southern Oregon ESD (Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties) - February 22, 6-8pm
  • Harney ESD (Harney County) - February 23, 5-7pm
  • High Desert ESD (Deschutes and Crook counties) - February 24, 6-8pm
  • InterMountain ESD (Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Baker counties) - March 1, 3-5pm
  • Columbia Gorge ESD(Hood River and Wasco counties) - March 1, 6-8pm
  • Grant County ESD (Grant County) - March 2, 6-8pm
  • Lane ESD (Lane County) - March 3, 6-8pm
  • Malheur ESD (Malheur County) - March 7, 6-8pm
  • Multnomah ESD (Multnomah County) - March 8, 6-8pm
  • Northwest Regional ESD (Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, and Washington counties) - March 9, 6-8pm
  • Douglas ESD (Douglas County) - March 10, 6-8pm
  • Jefferson County ESD (Jefferson County) - March 14, 6-8pm
  • North Central ESD (Gilliam, Sherman, and Wheeler counties) - March 15, 6-8pm
  • Lake County ESD (Lake County) - March 16, 1-3pm
  • Willamette ESD (Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties) - March 17, 6-8pm
  • Region 18 - Wallowa County (Wallowa County) - TBA
  • South Coast ESD (Coos, Curry and western Douglas counties) - TBA

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