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Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC)

Helping Oregon Students Plan and Pay for College

The Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC) is a state agency dedicated to creating a college-going culture for all Oregonians by providing access through information, mentoring, and financial support.

It's no surprise that the cost of a postsecondary education, whether it's a vocational, four-year, or graduate program, is steadily increasing and becoming a greater financial burden to Oregon students and families. The Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC) can help. Through grant programs, scholarships, precollege mentoring, and financial aid outreach programs, OSAC assists Oregonians in their pursuit of a college education and a brighter future.

Click here to learn more about OSAC

OHP

The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is open to all children and teens younger than 19, regardless of immigration status who meet income and other criteria.

This includes Oregon children and teens:

  • With undocumented status or who are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and
  • Who live in families that earn up to 305% of the federal poverty level. As an example, in 2019, a family of four that earns up to $6,545 a month qualifies.

What is OHP?

OHP is free health coverage that covers the health care services children and teens need to thrive. Services for chlidren and teens include check-ups, vaccinations, mental health care, tooth fillings, glasses and prescriptions. OHP also covers labs, x-rays and hospital care. It even pays for rides to and from medical appointments.

La Clinica is a trusted OHP-certified community partner who can help you apply. Their help is free.

Click here for La Clinica Benefit Enrollment Specialist contact information (English) Click here for La Clinica Benefit Enrollment Specialist contact information (Spanish)

Important Information about the SBAC

Students in Oregon take state tests in English language arts and math, called Smarter Balanced their junior year of high school. We know that an end-of-the-year test cannot possibly tell us everything about your child’s academic progress. However, the results do act as a snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas for improvement and can be used as a way to ensure he or she is getting the supports he or she needs

For high school students, it is a graduation requirement to meet essential skills in English language arts and math. Should a student opt out of taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment, the student will need to meet these essential skills by completing and passing multiple work samples for language arts and math.

Should you wish to opt your child out of the SBAC assessment, please complete the form below and submit to sue.barlow@district6.org.

Opt Out Form for SBAC ELA & Math Assessment | Español

You can read more about your rights to opt-out at http://tinyurl.com/OR-HB2655