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Enrichment Opportunities

LBCC National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day

For High School Seniors interested in Associate of Applied Sciences Degree Programs.

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

More Info.

Albany VFW Scholarships

The Albany VFW Post 584 and its Auxiliary welcome you back to the 2016-2017 school year! We are excited to offer, once again, three outstanding scholarships for the students in our community. Each of our scholarships encourage patriotism, assists students in attaining an education, and helps students reach their full potential. This increases our youth’s awareness of Veterans and their families while supporting our communities, students, and members. The scholarships available are:

  • Voice of Democracy – Audio Essay Campaign open to students in grades 9-12. Deadline is November 1, 2016 to VFW Post 584.
  • Patriot Pen – Essay Content open to students in grades 6-8. Deadline is November 1, 2016 to VFW Post 584.
  • Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest – Open to all students in grades 9-12. Deadline is March 31, 2017 to VFW Post 584.

To access all pertinent information, view works of past winners, see the themes for each scholarship, read brochures, and print applications, go to vfwauxiliary.org and click on “Scholarships” once you are on the home page. You may also access the information at vfw.org.

Albany Parks and Recreation

Community activities and classes for youth are provide by the Albany Parks and Recreation.


LBCC Community Learning Programs For High School Age Students

LBCC’s Community Education program offers a variety of classes each term at locations around the mid valley that are open to high school aged students. For more information about these opportunities:

  • Driver Education
    Spring Term driver education opportunities start April 1 in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon.
  • Tractor Safety
    The Albany campus hosts tractor safety classes during spring and summer term.
  • Languages
    LBCC offers a variety of language classes including French, Spanish, Japanese and American Sign Language at its campuses across the mid-valley. Spring Term classes start April 1.

Joel White – Director, Community Education

LBCC’s LB iLearn Online

LBCC’s LB iLearn Online Campus offers 100% online programs in Business Administration, Accounting Clerk, Office Skills Technology, Social Media, and Medical Coding and Reimbursement. Students may take just one or two courses, or complete an entire program. LB iLearn courses are designed to be taken one at a time on the student’s own schedule. Students complete as many credits as their schedule allows for an affordable fixed monthly fee. Classes start any Wednesday of the year.

Lara Miller – Admissions Specialist

Optimist international Scholarships

  • Essay Contest – Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges. Open to Participants under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2016.  Entry Due January 13, 2017.
  • Oratorical Contest – What the World Gains from Optimism. Open to Participants under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2016.
  • Communication Contest (for Deaf & Hard of Hearing) – What the World Gains from Optimism

For more information download the contest flyer or contact the following person:

Beck Lippman, Albany Optimist Club

OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center

There are many ways for homeschooling families to learn at the Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center. You can explore the Visitor Center’s exhibits on your own, attend one of our public programs, arrange a private class for your home school group, and/or attend our Home school Day events held in the Fall and Spring.

Maureen Collson

OSLIS: Resources to Support Teaching and Learning

Home schoolers in Oregon are welcome to use the resources on OSLIS, the Oregon School Library Information System. OSLIS offers guidance for teaching students how to do research, has templates for creating citations in MLA and APA formats, and provides access to databases with quality nonfiction articles from periodicals and reference books and a database designed to help students build skills in reading, writing and math. This overview and flyer offer more information. For questions about OSLIS, please contact the School Library Consultant at the Oregon State Library.

Jennifer Maurer – Oregon State Library, School Library Consultant

Saturday Academy at Oregon State University

Saturday Academy is a non-profit, extracurricular, pre-college education program hosted by Oregon State University. The program enlists community professionals to share their facilities, equipment, and expertise through hands-on classes, workshops, and apprenticeships. Special Emphasis is placed on the sciences, math, and technology. Scholarship assistance is available.


Home School – Contact

Program Administrator:
Ann Lavond

Home School Registrar:
Sam Rounsavell


School District Contacts
For families in the 12 districts of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties.

Community College Contacts
Local community colleges offering GED and other resources to older home school students.