OCCR Departments and Programs
Career and Technical Education (CTE) includes a wide range of programs specifically designed to prepare students to enter the workforce immediately upon completion. With CTE, you can learn hands-on skills and earn a degree at the same time.School Counselors are Partners in Student Achievement. School counselors promote the personal/social, career, and academic growth and development of PreK-12 students. Comprehensive school counseling programs, designed to meet the needs of all students, are a collaborative effort. Specifically, school counselors engage a multitude of stakeholders (i.e. parents, teachers, administrators, students and community partners) to support student success.
Alternative Education (Alt Ed) provides a variety of educational programs that help students earn their high school diploma. Each year students from our own and other districts are enrolled in one of five diploma-granting programs. Many more earn credits needed for graduation through Evening High School, Extended Day Programs and Summer School, thus enabling them to graduate on time.
Has your path to a high school diploma been sidetracked?Early College gives high school students opportunities to earn college credits and industry certificates. Students can complete career training or work toward a college degree while earning their high school diploma.Gateway to College serves students aged 16-20 who have dropped out of school or are missing credits, and want to get back on track. Our students not only have a second chance to earn a high school diploma, but Gateway participants will also earn college credits toward an associates degree or certificate.
School Climate and Support (DSCS) works in partnership with stakeholders, to improve learning environments for all members of the SPPS community. Through the alignment of existing supports, increased community partnerships and defined evidence based practices, we are striving for a safe and welcoming environment for all.
Never too Late to Graduate program assists students who attended a high school within the Saint Paul Public School District, to earn their diploma.