Jul 13, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog SVC 
2018-2019 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Open Doors

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Open Doors is a  high school completion program for eligible youth 16-20 years of age who are deficient in high school credits.  Students enroll in BEdA and college classes to work toward earning a GED® and/or high school diploma. Open Doors is a competency based program modeled on the HS21+ Adult High School Diploma program.    Students meet granduation requirements required by their home school district through high school and college coursework and/or prior learning gained from work and life experience.. The student’s home high school awards credit based on compenticies earned at Skagit Open Doors and issues the high school diploma.   

 Benefits of Open Doors

  • Earn a valid Washington State High School Diploma 
  • Credit may be awarded for  life or work experiences
  • Earn college credit while completing your high school diploma.
  • An Open Doors Navigator meets regularly with students to support them in achieving their goals.  
  • Teachers who care about your success!
  • Information and planning for further education or career training.



Students are eligible to apply for the Skagit Open Doors program if they meet the following criteria:

  • Are at least 16  years of age and under 21 years of age
  • Have not met high school graduation requirements
  • Currently are not attending or enrolled in high school OR Have been recommended for enrollment by case managers from DSHS, juvenile justice, school district, or community agencies.
  • LIve in an Skagit Open Doors school district:  Anacortes, Burlington-Edison, Concrete, LaConner, Mount Vernon, or Sedro Woolley.


How to Apply

Applications are available from your local High School or from our office.   Acceptance into the Skagit Open Doors program is based on eligibility, school district approval, and SVC Open Doors Director approval.  

How to Register for Classes

After official approval of you application, a Skagit Valley College Open Doors Navigator will  meet  with you and assist you in enrolling in classes and developing a completion plan.

What is the Cost?

There is no cost for students who are accepted into the program.  Funding is provided by the State of Washington OSPI.


Contact Us

Mount Vernon Campus


Whidbey Island Campus


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