ACCESS Academy Alternative Program

An Accelerated Program
for Highly Gifted Students

2334 NE 57th AvePortland, OR 97213Ph (503) 916-6482Fx (503) 916-2547

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  • Interested in ACCESS Academy Alternative Program for your child? 

    Find out eligibility requirements and how to apply HERE!

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  • Access Academy Open House 3/22/18

    Access Academy will host an open house at the Rose City Park campus on Thursday 3/22/18, 6:30-7:30 PM. This event is intended for families applying to Access Academy for the 2018-19 school year. 
    Please RSVP to attend Access Academy's Open House
    *This is the last open house at Access available to families applying for the 2018-2019 school year
  • Superintendet Guerrero visits ACCESS

  • Link to Bus Schedules

    Bus schedules are available here.  Please select  “ACCESS at Rose City Park” from the drop down


  • August 25, 2017


    Dear ACCESS Families,

    It is hard to believe that summer break has come to an end, but the total eclipse was a fantastic way to kick off the new school year! Staff returned today and we are spending three days engaged in professional development and planning for the new school year.  We are all very excited to welcome new and returning ACCESS students and families next week.  


    Anh Nguyen-Johnson, Principal

    Welcome to New Staff:

    • Ms. Beth Hufford will teach 1st/2nd grade
    • Mr. Thomas Johnson will teach 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies

    Important Information:

    • Bus Schedules: School Bus Routes for 2017-2018 are currently available here:  *Select ACCESS at ROSE CITY PARK from the drop down menu.
    • School Supplies: The student Supply List can be found here:
    • Start and End Times for Students:
      • Grades 1-5 students will begin at 8:45am and end at 3:00pm
      • Grades 6-8 students will begin at 8:45am and end at 3:15pm

    **All buses are scheduled for 8:45am start and 3:15pm end.
    **Students that ride the bus in Grades 1-5 will be supervised by school staff from 3:00pm-3:15pm until the students board the bus at 3:15pm. Students in Grades 1-5 that do not ride the bus will be released to their parent/guardian at 3:00pm.

    School Calendar Items to Note:

    • Community Care Day at RCP: Saturday, August 26 from 9:00am-12:00pm
    • Ice Cream Social: Monday, August 28 from 4:30-6:00pm
      • Come directly to the playground and check in with staff to pick-up a copy of your student’s schedule
      • Bring your student’s school supplies to their homeroom (Grades 1-5) or to their 1st period class (Grades 6-8)

    **If you are not able to attend the Ice Cream Social on Monday, August 28 from 4:30-6:00pm, you can log in to ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Tuesday, August 29 to view your student’s schedule (middle school) or your teacher (elementary). Also, school supplies can be dropped off outside of the classroom (elementary) or in the main hallway (middle school) on Tuesday, August 29 from 8:30am-4:00pm. Supplies can also be brought to school on the first day, which is Wednesday, August 30.

    • First Day of School for Students: Wednesday, August 30
    • Principal’s Coffee: Friday, September 1 from 8:45am-9:45am in the Auditorium
    • No School in Observance of Labor Day: Monday, September 4
    • Back to School Night: Tuesday, September 19 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • Late Opening: Wednesday, September 20


    ACCESS Academy 2017-18 Schedule Update

    Dear ACCESS Community,

    I am excited about the new school year and looking forward to meeting you and your students. As you are planning for the year, I need to update you on start and end times. 

    Based on current contract terms, the start and end times are:

    • Grades 1-5 will begin at 8:45am and end at 3:00pm.
    • Grades 6-8 will begin at 8:45am and end at 3:15pm.

    All buses are scheduled for 8:45am start and 3:15pm end.

    Students that ride the bus in Grades 1-5 will be supervised by school staff from 3:00pm-3:15pm until the students board the bus at 3:15pm. Students in Grades 1-5 that do not ride the bus will be released to their parent/guardian at 3:00pm.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding. I anticipate this will be the schedule for the entire year, but should anything change as a result of the contract agreement I will let you know. If you have any questions, please contact me.


    Anh Nguyen-Johnson, Principal

District News

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  • Reflections on March 14th

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    On Wednesday, students across the nation chose to speak out on the issue of school safety. In many school communities, students observed a moment of silence and walked out of class to give voice to their thoughts and feelings. We should all listen.The horrific mass shootings that have taken student lives in recent years have provoked an incredibly important dialogue and created a valuable “teachable moment” for all of us. 

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  • Guidance for March 14

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    Dear PPS families and staff,

    On Wednesday, March 14, schools across the U.S. will participate in activities to honor the 17 students and educators who were killed during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Here in the Portland Public Schools, Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero has shared with school leaders, students and families that he supports acknowledgement of this tragedy and encourages student-centered and developmentally appropriate school-wide activities, as well as classroom lessons and resource-sharing on the topic of safe, supportive and inclusive schools. 

  • Middle schools: Progress report

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    The District is opening new middle schools at Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman as part of an effort to offer more equitable middle grades education in those communities. This is a large and complex task that involves dozens of PPS schools, programs and departments. A look at the progress:

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