Resources for parents of high school students

One of the first websites you will want to become familiar with is that of your child's high school. Most schools in Oregon have Web sites. If you don't know where to find this Web site, you can look up your school district on the Oregon School Board Associationís site. From your school district's homepage you will be able to look up your teen's school.

Other Education Links

Oregon Department of Education's Web site includes a section for parents. Here you will find links to other resources about curriculum and instruction, family involvement, high school and beyond, laws and rules, meeting student needs, and state standards and tests.

From the middle and high school section of Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS) Web site, you can help your teen learn about the research process, search strategies, gathering and organizing information, go beyond surfing, evaluating information, citing sources, presenting results, and using online tools.

To find resources for college planning and financial aid for college, click here.

Career Links

Oregon Career Information System (CIS) is a comprehensive career resource to schools, colleges, public agencies, and businesses that brings together the kinds of information and tools needed by career decision-makers of all ages. Most high schools in Oregon have CIS available to their students and families. Ask the school counselor, librarian, or career center staff about how you can access it. (CIS is a password protected site.)

Oregon labor market information (OLMIS) is available online from the Oregon Employment Department.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook describes hundreds of different jobs, including the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.

America's Career Resource Network online career decision making tool is designed to help select a suitable career direction and identify the preparation and education needed to pursue that direction.

If your student is interested in a career path that includes an apprenticeship, check out the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Apprenticeship and Training information.

My Future is Web site provided as a public service by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Accession Policy Directorate, Joint Advertising, Market Research and Studies (JAMRS) and describes post high school options, in particular military opportunities.

Parenting Links

The Family Education Network website was created to "empower learners of all ages to reach their full potential." The site is organized by three age groups, 0-6, 7-11, and 12-18). Each section includes articles, advice, and a discussion forum.

Miscellaneous Topics

The Federal Bureau of Investigation publishes information about Protecting Your Kids. is a free Web site designed to help educators, parents and students practice better money management for life. Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to launch a national program to improve the nation's financial skills.
for teens (grades 9 through 12)