• Fall/Evening Scholars Registration is Now CLOSED


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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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  • Calendar Overview

    Fall 2017/18 Semester:

  • Fall Registration: Now through September 13

    Four easy steps:
    1. Student meets with counselor to determine classes and complete the pre-registration form.
    2. Take the pre-registration form to your guardian for them to sign.
    3. Return the signed pre-registration form to your counselor. They will fax it to the Evening scholars office who will complete your registration (fax #: 503-916-2691)
    4. Payment instructions will be emailed to you. 
  • 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%!

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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

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