The Open Doors Program, formerly AEP, provides students an educational opportunity outside the traditional high school system. Selected students between 16 and 20 years of age, who have not earned a high school diploma, but have a sufficient amount of time to complete high school requirements, may be eligible to participate. The program, which is a joint venture with the Walla Walla, Dayton and College Place School Districts, covers the cost of tuition and books for program participants.
Washington residents who are currently enrolled in an area high school should contact a Walla Walla, Dayton or College Place High School administrator for a transfer referral and a program application. The Transitional Studies office will then schedule an interview for the student with the navigator and administrators from the local school district as necessary to determine placement for the student. Students living outside the three participating districts need to request a Choice Transfer from their superintendent.