Portland Evening and Summer Scholars

A Credit Recovery Program

2245 NE 36th AvePortland, OR 97212Ph (503) 916-5720Fx (503) 916-2691

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  • Summer Scholars 2024 Information

    There will be two sessions for students to take courses this summer:

    • Session 1: July 1- July 19 (no classes July 4 or 5)

    • Session 2: July 22- August 7

    Classes will be held Monday - Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm at four high school locations listed below.  

    • Grant High School

    • Franklin High School

    • McDaniel High School

    • Roosevelt High School


    Interested in enrolling?  

    For students who are interested in recovering credit through Summer Scholars, they should meet with their high school counselor to review their transcript and choose the appropriate course(s).   Classes will be open for registration starting May 13th. 

    For questions about enrollment, please contact our Counselor, Emily Walker, at ewalker@pps.net .


    Enrollment Prioritization  

    Summer Scholars will not enroll students for grade improvement or credit advancement. Students in these situations are invited to enroll in Evening Scholars. 

    Summer and Evening Scholars are listed below, separately.

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    Portland SUMMER Scholars follows a prioritization process for situations when classes fill up to a maximum capacity. Our prioritization process is as follows:

    1. PPS Seniors 

    2. PPS Juniors, Credit Recovery and Credit Deficient

    3. PPS Sophomores, Credit Recovery and Credit Deficient

    4. PPS Freshmen, Credit Recovery and Credit Deficient

     


    Portland EVENING Scholars follows a prioritization process for situations when classes fill up to a maximum capacity. Our prioritization process is as follows:

    1. PPS Seniors 

    2. PPS Juniors, Credit Recovery and Credit Deficient

    3. PPS Sophomores, Credit Recovery and Credit Deficient

    4. PPS Freshmen, Credit Recovery and Credit Deficient

    5. PPS Students, Grade Improvement
    6. PPS Students (grades 9-11), Credit Advancement

    7. Non-PPS students

  • Inclement Weather

    Inclement Weather:  In case of inclement weather, here is the general outline Portland Evening Scholars will follow:

    1. if PPS is closed for the day:  no PESS classes.

    2. if PPS closes early and cancels all evening events (basketball, choir, etc):  no PESS classes. 

    3. if PPS has a full day of classes but inclement weather is a possibility for the evening time:  a decision will be made by 3pm for PESS classes.

    4. if PPS has late opening:  we will have PESS classes.

    5. if PPS moves daytime classes to a virtual platform due to weather, PESS will do the same.  

    Here is how our office will communicate these decisions: 

    1. We will send out a SchoolMessenger to all students/parents informing them of what our plans are. 

    2. Administrator will send an all-staff email informing you what our plan is.  

    3. Our website will be updated with a banner along the top indicating our plan is.

  • Evening Scholars Site Locations

    Franklin High School

    Grant High School

    McDaniel High School

    Roosevelt High School

District News

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  • Bon Voyage, Miss Ellie: Teacher Retires After 50 Years at PPS

    Miss Ellie helps students hold a chick.

    The first things you notice when you walk into Ellie Jensen’s classroom at Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary School are peace and warmth. Then you hear the laughter of children. Then you just might see two posters hanging on the walls that tell you a great deal about the kind of teacher she has been for the past 50 years. The posters simply say, “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go” and “Be a friend.”

    Jensen, known as “Miss Ellie” to the hundreds of students she has taught in her half a century as a Portland Public Schools educator, can’t help but light up a room. And she is a friend to all children. 

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  • Food Pantry Gets a Makeover, Courtesy of McDaniel’s CTE Art Students

    We dare you to drive by the Mainspring Food Pantry on the corner of 82nd Avenue and Fremont and not do a double take. Or a triple take. 

    Students from McDaniel High School’s art-focused Career Technical Education (CTE) class have spent the last four weeks turning the exterior walls of the pantry into one, huge, joyful mural as part of the course’s exploration of climate justice and community engagement.

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  • Earthstock Brings the Joy to the Crystal Ballroom

     Two students dance at Earthstock 2024.

    A little over 30 years ago, a Madison High School student named Joseph Janson had a simple wish. He wanted to go to a dance. But nothing was simple for Joseph, who was born with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy and was confined to a wheelchair. 

    He confided his wish to Tony Nitz, who at that time was an educational assistant at Madison (now Leodis V. McDaniel High School). Tony had been working one-on-one with Joseph for months and he immediately went about making the young man’s dream come true.

    “The truth is, I would have done anything for Joseph,” Nitz said. “He was a unique person, and we had a very special bond.”

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  • Glencoe Elementary School Counselor and GSA Coordinator Pens a Book About Chosen Family

     This is a photo of Madi Bourdon's book, A Kid's Book About Chosen Family.

    Madi Bourdon’s first book practically wrote itself. 

    According to the Glencoe Elementary School counselor and Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) coordinator, it only took them an hour and a half to finish A Kid’s Book About Chosen Family, which came out this March with A Kid’s Co. publishing.

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