Jefferson Modernization Town Hall - Oct. 12th
On Wednesday, Oct 12th, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., you are invited to the next town hall meeting in the Jefferson High School Library. Food and drinks will be provided. Come share your thoughts with the team that will help transform Jefferson High School. (More details to come)
Jefferson Modernization Community Design Workshop - Oct. 15th
On Saturday, Oct 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., you are invited to a community design workshop at Jefferson High School. This is a great opportunity for community members to share their thoughts about design options for the new school. There will both be a morning session from 9a.m. to 11:30a.m. followed by a delicious lunch catered by a local restaurant & an afternoon session from 1:30p.m.-4p.m. We encourage everyone to drop by anytime to learn about the design options for reimagining Jefferson High School. (More details to come)
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
JHS CPC #1 Meeting notes 6-1-22
JHS CPC #1 Presentation 6-1-22
JHS CPC #1 Design Justice Presentation 6-1-22
JHS CPC #2 Presentation 6-15-22
JHS CPC #2 Meeting notes 6-15-22
JHS CPC #3.1 Presentation 8-24-22
JHS CPC #3.1 Meeting Minutes 8-24-22
JHS CPC #3.1 Layout Option Boards 8-24-22
JHS CPC #3.2 Presentation 9-7-22
JHS CPC #3.2 Meeting Minutes 9-7-22
JHS CPC #3.2 Live Stream 9-7-22
JHS Sustainability/Climate Presentation 9-14-22
JHS Sustainability/Climate Meeting Minutes 9-14-22
JHS CPC #4 Presentation 9-21-22
JHS CPC #4 Meeting Minutes 9-21-22
JHS CPC #4 Live Stream 9-21-22
JHS Engagement - Emerging Themes Slide 9-21-22
Public Design Workshops
During the Comprehensive Planning process, PPS will hold a Public Design Workshop and several Open Houses to provide the greater Jefferson community with a voice in the design process. On Saturday, Oct 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., you are invited to a community design workshop at Jefferson High School. This is a great opportunity for community members to share their thoughts about design options for the new school. There will both be a morning session from 9a.m. to 11:30a.m. followed by a delicious lunch catered by a local restaurant & an afternoon session from 1:30p.m.- 4p.m. We encourage everyone to drop by anytime to learn about the design options for reimagining Jefferson High School. (More details to come)
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. Click here to view the upcoming Town Halls Flyer
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
Jefferson Modernization Town Halls
To learn more about the project and share your thoughts with the project team that will help transform Jefferson High School, please attend an upcoming Jefferson Modernization Town Hall. All meetings are located in the Jefferson High School Library (5210 N Kerby Ave, Portland 97217
View the Upcoming Town Halls Flyer
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PPS is committed to making sure all voices are heard as this important project moves forward.
View previous meeting presentations:
Jefferson Modernization town hall #5 LiveStream Sept 21st 2022
Jefferson Modernization town hall #4 LiveStream Aug 24th 2022
Jefferson Modernization town hall #3 Presentation June 15th 2022
Jefferson Modernization town hall #2 Presentation May 17th 2022
To share your questions, thoughts or concers with the design team for the Jefferson Modernization project, or to simple join the mailing list email us at JHSBond@pps.net
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or call us at 503-916-2222
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.
View the District Education Specifications for Comprehensive High Schools (Ed Specs)
Educational Design Specifications provide a framework of needs for the design team as they develop their vision for any modernization and rebuild project.