Summer Scholars is located at Benson High School. The Summer Scholars office is located in room 121. (503)916-5720.
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.
The Two Greatest Challenges for Students in Summer Scholars
Technology and attendance...these are the two greatest barriers to a students success.
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:
Next week, 5/29 - 6/1/17:
Monday, June 5th:
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.
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
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
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.