ASPIRE is a mentoring program. We match trained and supportive adult volunteer mentors with students and their families to develop plans to meet educational goals beyond high school.

ASPIRE is a program of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC).  OSAC expands opportunities for Oregonians to complete their higher education and career training goals through information, mentoring and financial aid.


  • Explore College and Career Options
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid information
  • College and Scholarship Application Assistance
  • Resources for Essay Writing
  • Help with interviewing for jobs and college scholarships
  • Parent-Mentor partnerships to help students with the next step after high school
  • Available for all students, grades 9 – 12.

For more information about getting your student connected with the ASPIRE program, or for information about becoming a Fighting Irish ASPIRE volunteer, contact the ASPIRE Coordinator: or call the school office at 541-563-3243. 

ASPIRE Resources

  • ASPIRE Glossary of Career, College Admissions, and Financial Aid Terms
  • ASPIRE Oregon — Mentors available at Waldport HS to work 1-1 with students on college and career planning
  • ASPIRE at Waldport High School   Helping students plan for their future through a 1-1 mentoring program. 
  • Explore college and career options
    • Calendars for career and college prep
      • Freshmen
      • Sophomores
      • Juniors
      • Seniors
    • Scholarships and Financial Aid Information
    • College and Scholarship Application Assistance
    • Resources for Essay and Resume Writing
    • College Selection Guidance
    • Apprenticeships and how they work
    • Practice interviewing for jobs and college
    • Put your best foot forward: interviewing strategy

ASPIRE Mentor Resources

  • Mentoring
    • What it’s like working with a mentor
    • Be a mentor
      • Community volunteers
      • High school Seniors: be a mentor: add text and pic
    • Guidelines
    • Volunteer Application Process, adults
    • Volunteer Application Process, students
    • ASPIRE Procedures and Policies