In the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, West Auburn High School created a new program called “Open Doors”. The program was created for students 16 – 21 years of age. The purpose of the program is for the kid who feels tired of high school, are too far behind and don’t want to be super seniors, or won’t be able to graduate before they are 21 from high school.
Open Doors operates through Green River Community College. Unlike high school this program allows students to complete courses in a single quarter. Students have the opportunity to enroll on April 1st or September 1st. The enrollment process goes through an interview with West Auburn’s principal Jon Aarstad. To qualify for enrolment a student must be 16 years old by the start of the school year and have to be falling behind in credits. Open Doors provides students with a free college tuition for their AA degree. Books are free but certain classes need different tools and students have to provide those tools on their own.
When interviewed Jon Aarstad (principal) said “I love the program, it is a great option.”
The students who are in the program said somewhat the same thing, “Great opportunity” “Better than high school” “Helping me catch up” “More time, more freedom”
All in all, if you are someone who works, is behind, wants to get out of high school with a degree then Open Doors is for you!