• 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:  www.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 3:00 PM.  
    7. We will communicate our decisions via our Evening Scholars website and our School Messenger system, which pulls contact numbers from Synergy.
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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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  • 2019/2020 Evening Scholars

    Spring 2020 Evening Scholars

     February 18 – May 28, 2020

    Nightly:  5:00 – 8:15pm


    Registration process:  Students must be pre-registered for specific courses by their high school counselor.  Pre-registration begins January 28th.  

    Pre-registration and registration are not a guarantee of enrollment into a class due to our prioritization of students we serve.  We will continue to enroll students through February 14th, which may result in lower prioritized students being bumped from a class.  

    Our prioritization process uses the student’s current grade level and is as follows:

    1.   PPS Seniors

    2.   PPS Juniors - credit recovery

    3.   PPS Sophomores - credit recovery

    4.   PPS Freshmen - credit recovery

    5.   PPS students - initial credit (only if there is room in a class)

    6.   out-of-district students - only if there is room

    Please contact our office with any questions regarding our Evening or Summer Scholars program:  (503)916-5720. 


    Spring 2020 Evening Scholars Calendar

    January 28:               Registration is open.  Students must meet with their high school counselors.

    February 18:             Classes begin.

    March 23 – 27:         Spring Break - no classes.

    April 6:                        Progress reports posted to Synergy

    April 7 - 9:                  Tutorial Week – students with A’s and B’s have optional attendance. Everyone else is required.

    April 16:                      No Class – Benson Tech Show

    May 18 – 20:             Final class for Mon, Tues, and Wed  (13 classes each)

    May 28:                      Final class for Thursday  (13 classes)


    Fall 2019 Evening Scholars Calendar

    August 26:            Registration is open.  Students must meet with their high school counselors.

    September 23:      Classes begin.

    October 22:           No class.  Benson 8th Grade Open House.

    October 31:           No class.  Halloween.

    November 1:         Progress reports send out.

    November 4 – 7:    Tutorial Week – Students with C’s or below are required to attend.  Students with A’s or B’s have the option of attending.

    November 11:       No class.  Veterans Day. 

    Nov 25 – 28:         No class.  Conferences and Thanksgiving.

    Dec 23 – Jan 2:    No class.  Winter Break.

    January 13 – 16:  Finals Week.




    Tutoring occurs before and after class in the library and counseling center, and during class in classrooms where teachers have requested extra help in their classrooms. Tutoring can be requested via our website under the “Program Info” tab.


     Tuesday through Thursday ESL teachers will support ESL students in their classes.


    During Summer Scholars, bus passes will be provided for students who take public transportation for them to use the following day.

    Meal Service

    We have meal service at Summer Scholars for our students free of charge. Breakfast and/or lunch are served before or after class. Please note that proof of free/reduced meals eligibility is not required. All meals served to students during Evening and Summer Scholars are free of charge.



    Portland Evening and Summer Scholars

    A Credit Recovery Program

    546 NE 12th Ave, Portland, OR  97232

    Office:  (503) 916-5720   Fax:  (503) 916-2691


    Office hours (approx):

    September – June:  10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Mon – Thur

    June – August:  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Mon – Fri


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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