To begin the process of obtaining a referral, contact the appropriate person in your home school district. Each school district has their own policies and procedures regarding referrals. District approval is not automatic.
Hight School Contact Information
Every school district has the right to withdraw a referral for a student. This can be done for a variety of reasons. Check with your individual district for rules concerning referral withdrawal. Attendance is a major factor for both the referring district and for Wellsprings. Our school day is from 9:00am-3:00pm every day, Monday-Friday, except when there is official notice of early release or other changes.
Churchill High School Trisha Jackson 541-790-5108
Kalapuya High School Stormy Smith 541-607-9853
North Eugene High School Kathleen Allison 541-790-4500
Sheldon High School Amy Hendrickson 541-790-6600
South Eugene High School Elsa Andrew 541-790-8015
Willamette High School Barbara Roberts 541-689-0736
Referral Based Enrollment
Most of our students in recent years have come to Wellsprings on referral from various Lane County public school districts. The per pupil operating funds received by the district for a student’s education are split between the district where the student is enrolled and the alternative program they attend. Parents of a student on referral by law cannot be asked to pay any further tuition costs, even though the amount we receive from the school district is hundreds or thousands of dollars less than our actual costs per student. Voluntary contributions towards that difference, however, are gratefully accepted—and tax deductible!