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Your future. Your choice.

Solve fascinating problems in Computer Information Systems

Work with mentors at their workplace

Learn advanced skills in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing

Start your own business in CHANGElab

January 22nd and 23rd are CAL’s make-up finals, which are by appointment only. No transportation will be provided and all students will be responsible for getting themselves to and from CAL. Click here to read about a CAL student working with Oregon Historical Society

Welcome to the Center for Advanced Learning (CAL), where possibilities for exploration and discovery bring students closer to their life’s work.  Learn about CAL’s approach to educating the next generation of leaders and preparing them for rewarding careers.

Students at CAL receive a strong foundation for college, career and life. During their Junior and Senior years students spend half their school day at CAL.

Program Areas at CAL


Computer Information Systems


Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing


Digital Media and Design


Health Sciences



The Center for Advanced Learning makes it possible for bright, engaged teens to become successful professionals in today’s most innovative industries.  Each CAL student’s education is enriched by college-level coursework, hands-on learning, diverse program offerings, and real-world internships.  All students have the potential to apply what they’ve learned at CAL as they move from high school to professional success.

The CAL Student Experience



The people of CAL value all types of thinkers and doers: those who can learn from each other; who enjoy working as teams; who are up to the challenge to ask hard questions.  We challenge one another to explore & grow our knowledge beyond rote and compliant course work.


Our minds are freethinking.  Students come from different high schools, representing diverse neighborhoods and families, so they learn to generate unique ideas from multiple perspectives.


Creating solutions to problems requires collaboration.  We work together to explore new ideas, experiment, and persevere.