Jefferson Comprehensive Planning
The comprehensive planning process for the modernization of the historic Jefferson High School Middle College for Advanced Studies is now underway. Comprehensive planning is the first step in determining the shape of the new school. PPS will seek input from the Jefferson community about the design through the Jefferson Comprehensive Planning Committee and upcoming Public Design Workshops.
The Jefferson Comprehensive Planning Committee (CPC)
The Jefferson Comprehensive Planning Committee (CPC) is a group of school and community stakeholder representatives who will work together to help provide feedback for the Jefferson Comprehensive Plan. CPC members synthesize community-wide input and share the evolving details of the project with others in the community. The Committee includes parents, teachers, students, alumni, PPS staff and partners, community representatives and a school board member. While CPC members do not make decisions, their input is crucial in creating a design that the entire Jefferson community will be proud of.
View the Jefferson CPC Charter | Español | Tiếng Việt | Русский | Soomaali | 中文
View the Jefferson CPC Code of Conduct | Español | Tiếng Việt | Русский | Soomaali | 中文
View the Jefferson CPC Schedule | Español | Tiếng Việt | Русский | Soomaali | 中文
Jefferson CPC Meeting Documents
Public Design Workshops
During the master planning process, PPS will hold Public Design Workshops and an Open House providing the greater Jefferson community a voice in the design process.
Regular Community Meetings
Throughout the Comprehensive Planning process, PPS will hold regular Town Hall information-session meetings to keep the community informed about the modernization effort. A schedule of these meetings will be available soon.
Jefferson Modernization Info-flyer
Jefferson Modernization Project History - Conceptual Master Planning 2019
In late 2019, after a series of public meetings over a four-month period, a Jefferson High School Conceptual Master Plan was completed as part of the planning effort for the 2020 Bond. The work was done through a Conceptual Master Planning Committee (CMPC), a group of school and community stakeholder representatives who worked together to help provide feedback for the Conceptual Jefferson master plan. This conceptual plan will be used as the starting point for the new Jefferson Modernization Master Plan, but the new Master Planning Committee (MPC) will not be restricted by those plans. To learn more, please visit the Jefferson Conceptual Master Planning webpage.
View the Jefferson CMPC Report
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Jefferson Modernization Town Hall #3 June 15
Jefferson Modernization Town Hall #2 May 17
Jefferson Modernization Town Hall #1 March 29
Jefferson Modernization Design Team
Bora Architecture & Interiors and LEVER Architects have teamed up for the Jefferson High School Project. This dynamic partnership brings an unmatched, long-term commitment to North/Northeast Portland. Bora has deep K-12 experience and a strong history of successful projects with PPS, and is a national leader in the design of performing arts spaces. LEVER, based in the Jefferson neighborhood, has recently completed the Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters. Bora and LEVER are joined by Colloqate Design, who will lead the team’s Design Justice-based community engagement process. All three firms are committed to the creation of a vibrant, sustainable, and resilient high school that reflects the values and aspirations of the community.
Thank you voters
Thank you voters for supporting the 2012, 2017 and 2020 Bonds. The Office of School Modernization is continuing the important work of rebuilding our aging schools, making them all safer, more sustainable and better equipped for 21st century learning.