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 Evening Scholars

    2019 Summer Scholars 

    PPS' credit recovery summer program for current high school students.  

    • Session 1:  June 17 - July 3
    • Session 2:  July 8 - July 24
    • each session represents one semester of class
    • daily class time:  8:30 - 12:15 pm

    Registration Process:  Students must be pre-registered for specific classes by their high school counselors.  Pre-registration begins May 6th.  

    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 June 14, which may result in lower prioritized students being bumped from a class.  

    Our prioritization process uses the students 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 Summer Scholars program:  (503)916-5720. 

    February 13th

    All Staff Orientation: 4:30 – 7:30pm

    February 19th (Tuesday)

    First night of class

    March 14th (Thursday)

    No PES – Benson Tech Show

    March 25 – 29

    Spring Break – No School

    April 1 – 4

    Progress Reports – grades to be posted

    April 9 – 12

    Tutorial Week – C’s and below required to attend, no new material presented.

    May 27th (Monday)

    Memorial Day – no school

    May 30th (Thursday)


    Final Spring session class

    May 31st (Friday)

    Final grades posted



    June 17th (Monday)

    Summer Scholars classes begin


    Recruiting NGSS Physics teachers:  Evening Scholars is desperately searching for qualified NGSS Physics (freshmen science) teachers to teach this class this Fall, 2018.  We currently do not have any NGSS Physics teachers which means we are not able to offer this course for credit recovery.  Please consider working with us this Fall.  Here is some more information for you to consider:


    • You get to pick which night(s) you work (Tues, Wed, or Thurs)
    • Each class meets one evening per week, for 14 weeks
    • Classes run 5:00 – 8:15pm, February 19 - May 30th
    • Teachers are paid $48/hr  
    • If interested, please apply to job # 18841, Portland Evening Scholars – Science Teacher and email dholm@pps.net once you’ve completed your application


    Evening and Summer Scholars tentative schedule 2018 - 2019 

    Fall session 2018:  September 24 - January 17

    Spring session 2019:  February 19 - May 30

    Summer session 2019 (tentative, will be set in Spring):  

      Session 1:  June 17 - July 3

      Session 2:  July 8 - July 25


    Portland Evening and Summer Scholars

    A Credit Recovery Program

    546 Northeast 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232

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

    Office Hours:

    Sept - June 10 am - 8 pm 

    June - Aug 8 am - 1 pm 


    2019 Spring Evening Scholars Info 

    • January 22:  pre-registration begins for PPS students.  Students must schedule a time to meet with their counselor to review transcripts and complete pre-registration.
    • February 11:  pre-registration begins for non-PPS students.  Students must schedule a time to meet with their counselor to review transcripts and complete pre-registration.  Please have the counselor complete the form for non-PPS students which can be found under the 'Registration' tab. 
    • February 11 - 12, 12:00 - 6:00pm:  walk-in registration for all students.  Students must have signed pre-registration sheet completed by their counselor and signed by their guardian in order to be registered for Evening Scholars.  
    • February 19:  first day of Fall Evening Scholars.  Please note: due to a change in the PPS calendar, classes will only be offered Tues, Wed, and Thurs.
    • March 25 - 29: Spring Break no classes.
    • May 27: No Classes
    • May 30:  last day of Fall Evening Scholars.  
    • Classes are from 5:00 - 8:15pm each night.
    • Free meal service will be provide for all students.
    • Tutoring will be available every night, including Monday nights, for those students needing it.
    • Attendance is critical:  89% of students who miss 3 or more days fail their class.  This is consistent data from the past three years. 




    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.

  • 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

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