Portland Evening and Summer Scholars

A Credit Recovery Program

546 Northeast 12th AvenuePortland, OR 97232Ph (503) 916-5720Fx (503) 916-2691

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Program News

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  • Registration Process for 2018 Spring Session of Evening Scholars

    2018 Spring Session:

    February 20 - June 4


    Summer Scholars info:  

    Session 1:  June 25 - July 13 (no school July 4)

    Session 2:  July 23 - August 9

    Daily:  8:30 - 12:00pm


    Registration Process for 2018 Spring Session of Evening Scholars:
    • Pre-registration opens on January 30th.  Students should:
      • meet with counselor to review transcripts and determine which classes to enroll in.
      • receive a completed pre-registration document from counselor for students to take home to get signed.
      • return the signed permission request form to their school counselor. 
    • counselor will then fax the document to the Evening Scholars office where it will be processed within one week, thus completing the registration process.
    • once the registration is complete, the Evening Scholars office will send a confirmation email to the school counselor as well as the guardian and student emails from Synergy.  
    • students should pay their Evening Scholars fees within the first two weeks of class.  
    • Walk-in Registration, February 12 and 13 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Evening Scholars office, room 121 at Benson High School.  This is simply an opportunity for students to drop off their pre-registration forms rather than have their counselor send it to us.  

    Spring class schedule*: 

    Mondays:  5:00 - 8:30pm (13 classes, ends June 4)

    Tuesdays - Thursdays:  5:00 - 8:15pm (14 classes, ends the week of May 29))

     Free meals served from 6:30 - 6:50pm

    Tutoring services available from 4:30 - 8:15pm, Monday - Thursday

    Students will learn what classes are offered on each night when they meet with their counselors.

  • Final Nights - Fall

    Spring Session Evening Scholars:
    February 20 - June 4
    To register for Spring Session, please visit your high school counselor.
    Summer Scholars:  
    Session 1:  June 25 - July 13
    Session 2:  July 23 - August 9

  • Inclement Weather Information

    Inclement Weather Communication Specifically for Portland Evening Scholars: 
    1. If ALL Portland Public Schools are closed for the day, there will be NO Evening Scholars classes.
    2. If ALL Portland Public Schools are dismissed early due to weather, there will be NO Evening Scholars classes. 
    3. If there is a district-wide delayed start, Evening Scholars WILL have classes.
    4. If specific schools are closed (not district-wide), Evening Scholars WILL have classes. 
    5. Check back to our Evening Scholars website for any updates throughout the day:  pess.pps.net  
    6. For days when the weather may change during the afternoon or evening, we will do our best to make our announcement by 3:00pm.  
    7. We will communicate our decisions via our Evening Scholars website and our School Messenger system, which pulls contact numbers from Synergy.

Principal's Message

  • Welcome to Portland Evening Scholars!

    We are looking forward to a great year as we continue to prepare to support Portland students in their journey towards graduation. 

    We will be offering approximately 35 course sections across 4 nights each week for the duration of our two 14 week semesters and we will hire approximately 55 staff to make this happen. 

    We will provide highly qualified teachers and tutors to assist our students with their academics and we are very excited to be partnering with Portland Public School’s Virtual Scholars program where some courses will be offered online. 

    Our staff is dedicated in the work they do and they show this every night by unconditionally welcoming their students into the classrooms and providing them a safe place to learn.  We are on a compacted calendar with a lot to cover in a shorter amount of time so we do stress the importance of maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment.   

    Our program is an NCAA approved program and our teachers follow Portland Public School’s curriculum calendars for the subjects they teach. 

    If there is anything we can help you with or answer any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. 


    Thank you and welcome back to school, Portland!


    Mr. David Holm 

    Program Administrator

District News

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  • PPS central office reorganization

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    Dear PPS community,

    Six months ago, the Board of Directors and the Portland community entrusted in me the privilege and responsibility to help build and transform a public school system that guarantees equitable access, opportunity, and outcomes for all of our students. With your support and leadership, we are on a forward mission to build a system that is equity-focused and student-centered. Our challenge is to ensure that every student in our district receives an outstanding educational experience, one that prepares them to work, live and thrive in our incredible city. 

  • Sports update: Multiple PIL players earn All-State basketball honors

    The Portland Interscholastic League’s strong run in the state basketball tournaments was reflected in the Class 6A All-State teams. Three PIL boys and two girls were chosen to the first team in a ballot of the state’s coaches, as compiled by The Oregonian/OregonLive.

  • Message on April 20 student walkouts

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    Dear PPS Community,

    Please know that in collaboration with school administrators, district leadership actively monitored the hundreds of mostly middle and high school students who walked out of our schools today as part of a national demonstration against violence in schools. I am pleased to say that, by all reports, this was a peaceful and respectful event with no serious incidents. While these actions were not district-sponsored activity, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all who helped keep students safe, starting with the students themselves who remained organized, calm and intentional throughout. Others who helped include Portland police, PPS security, and other PPS staff. Thank you all.

  • New principals roundup

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    The following new principals for the 2018-19 school year have been announced. New principal announcements will be posted on our leadership page as they become official.