Get a second chance at your education!
Take high school courses that meet high school graduation requirements. You can take college courses that apply to your high school diploma, and a degree or certificate, at the same time.
Career Education Options (CEO) is an educational recovery program for young adults who left high school without a diploma.
Eligible students get a second chance at their education and the opportunity to expand their career opportunities.
“It is the most amazing opportunity for those needing another option. Honestly, I couldn't see myself being nearly as successful if it wasn't for CEO.”
— Katy Jones, CEO student.
Tuition, books, tutoring, and one-on-one help with educational and career goals are provided at no cost. Courses feature a mixture of self-paced and direct instruction based on the student's individualized pathway to a high school diploma.
“CEO is a great opportunity for students who are serious about graduating from high school, getting into college, and going further in life. I love the CEO program!”
— Jeremy Leininger, CEO student.
Students take high school level courses that satisfy high school graduation requirements. They may also earn college credits that meet these requirements. College credits are applicable to the high school diploma–as well as an associate’s degree or professional certificate–at the same time.
You may be eligible if:
You are behind in credits and won't graduate from high school on time.
You have conditions that interfere with success in the traditional high school setting.
You are between the ages of 16 and 21.
You are not currently in high school.
You do not have a high school diploma.
You live in Cowlitz or Wahkiakum County.
Students may have a GED and still be eligible.
The mission of the Career Education Options (CEO) and High School Completion (HSC) program is to develop high school graduates who are prepared to define and pursue their academic and professional life goals.
The CEO program is a service of Lower Columbia College in cooperation with the school districts of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties to area youth ages 16-21.