• Registration for Summer Scholars 2017 is closed. Our Summer Scholars registration period, 5/2/2017 - 6/21/2017, is complete.

    Session 1 classes begins Monday, 6/26/2017.

    Session 2 classes will begin Monday 7/17/2017

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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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  • Summer Scholars 2017 - Information


    Summer Scholars is located at Benson High School.  The Summer Scholars office is located in room 121.  (503)916-5720. 

    Registration Information

    • high school students need to have their counselor pre-register them for class and and then turn in their signed registration form in order to be enrolled in class.
    • non-PPS students need to have their counselor complete the non-PPS registration form (found under the 'registration' tab above) and then bring it to the Summer Scholars office on June 19 - 21, 12:00pm - 4:00pm.  Non-PPS students will be required to pay the $225 at the time of registration in ordered to be enrolled.
    • although we do not anticipate this happening, we do have a plan in case our classes over-fill.  With graduating seniors our top priority, the students who would be dropped first are:
      • credit advancement students followed by
      • freshman, sophomores, etc
    • students will receive their class assignments (teacher, room number, etc) on the first day of school.  

    Class Dates and Times

    Session 1:  June 26 - July 12 (classes are held on July 3 but not July 4)

    Session 2:  July 17 - August 2

    Class time:  8:30 - 12:15pm

    Break:  10:15 - 10:30am


    Students can receive free day passes from TriMet to help them get to school and back. These passes will be provided on a daily basis from their Summer Scholars teacher.  Students will need to get to school on their own for the first day but will be given two passes on the first day (one to get home and the second to return to school the following morning) and then one per day after that which is intended to be used the following day.    

    Meals and Water

    For all students:  free breakfast is served from 8:00 - 8:27am and free lunch is served from 12:15 - 12:45pm everyday. 


    • We will have numerous tutors present to help students with their courses from 8:00 - 1:00pm. 
    • Please contact your students teacher directly for any questions regarding their class (grading, behavior, make-up work, etc)

    The Two Greatest Challenges for Students in Summer Scholars

    Technology and attendance...these are the two greatest barriers to a students success.  

    • Technology:  We do not allow personal technology in the classroom and will ask a student to put it away or may even send a student home or drop from the program if it becomes too much of a distraction. 
    • Attendance is tracked everyday.  It is up to the young adult to get themselves to our building...the rest we will take care of.   Keep in mind that we are providing 18 weeks worth of work in 12 days.  This is a very compact, intense program and when a student misses one day of class it is the equivalent of missing over a full weeks worth of work, which is extremely difficult for anyone to bounce back from.  Please do your best to attend class everyday.  
      • There will be an auto-dialer phone call made if a student is more than 15 minutes late to school or has been marked absent.  We do not turn this on and off...it is automatic and is strictly an informational phone call. 
      • Students who miss more than 3 days of class per session may be dropped from the program.  Exceptions may be made dependent on the students grade, participation, and overall behavior while in class.  Students who miss 3 or more classes increase their risk of failing the class by almost 80%!

  • Important Spring Dates

    As we inch closer and closer to completing our Spring 2017 session, we want to remind you of some important dates:

    This week, 5/22 - 5/25/17:  

    • Monday and Thursday are final classes for Seniors.
    • This is Finals Week for everyone.  

    Next week, 5/29 - 6/1/17:

    • Tutorial week.  All C's and below are required to attend.  All A's and B's have the option of attending.*
      • Virtual Scholars Students must attend all regularly scheduled classes until their course is completed. Check in with your teacher or mentor if you have any questions.
    • Monday:  Memorial Day, no school.  
    • All seniors must have grades submitted by Wednesday, May 31st.

    Monday, June 5th:  

    • This is a Monday and the final class of Evening Scholars, Spring 2017.  No seniors.
  • Summer Scholars Schedule Announcement

    2017 Summer Scholars dates:

    Session 1:  June 26 - July 12, 8:30 - 12:15pm

    Session 2:  July 17 - August 2, 8:30 - 12:15pm

    Registration will begin in May.  Exact dates will be posted as the time gets nearer. 


    Job postings for 2017 Summer Scholars positions will be posted on March 24th.

    Click here to go to the portal to apply


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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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  • Students honored at the 6th annual ¡Sí Se Puede! event

    ¡Sí Se Puede! or Yes, we can! is an opportunity for students to celebrate and inspire one another, build relationships outside their schools and share the rich diversity of their talents and experiences with the greater Portland community.
  • Superintendent recruitment update: Candidate recommendations requested, potential interviews to be scheduled

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    Dear PPS staff and families,

    Summer has started, but we want to let you know that the PPS Task Force on the Superintendent Recruitment is continuing to meet on a regular basis and work is happening daily to advance our efforts to find and recruit our next superintendent. We have a final position description and are still actively recruiting candidates.  We appreciate the feedback and candidate recommendations we have received from the community to date.  Below are highlights of our last meeting. We will keep you informed as we go forward. Thank you.

    Julia Brim-Edwards, Chair, Superintendent Recruitment Task Force

  • PPS celebrates SEI and Oregon Seal of Bi-Literacy

    SEI and Oregon Seal of Bi-Literacy awardees were honored at the June 13 Board meeting. PPS celebrated 13 years of partnership with Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI) Academy. Libra Forde, SEI Chief Operating Officer, Timothy Rodgers, SEI Academy Principal, and Linda Harris, 2006-2010 SEI principal, were presented with plaques honoring this partnership. SEI Academy was named a model school by the Oregon Department of Education in 2013 and 2014.
  • Summer facilities work update

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    Dear PPS Families,

    Over the summer, crews will be working in schools throughout the district to address health and safety issues, using funds from the bond that voters approved in May. At the same time, planning is under way for bigger projects to rebuild three high schools and a middle school. We wanted to give you an update on what is coming up. 

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