Leap into 9th Grade


    Monday - Friday, August 2 - 20, 2021, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    The Leap into 9th Grade summer program prepares incoming ninth grade students to excel in high school by building a foundation for success before starting high school.

    What is the curriculum?

    • Intelligence is an area of growth - developing your intelligence is not just retaining information, it involves embracing multiple ways of knowing and recognizing that there are different ways to approach problems. This stems from who you are, acknowledging that your lived experiences serve as valid forms of knowledge, and makes learning experiences unique to every individual.
    • Students learn how their brains change as they learn and how effective effort, productive persistence, skills of collaboration, and motivation can change their academic success. Students also learn how to manage their own engagement in schoolwork, thus taking responsibility for their own learning.
    • The AVID Summer Bridge Algebra Readiness program strengthens students’ understanding of fundamental math concepts to provide a solid foundation for success in math. Students will participate in math content with a WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading) emphasis: Focused note-taking, interactive notebooks, writing and vocabulary, and team-building activities.
    • Students discover their interests and learn about different opportunities available to them during high school and after high school. Students participate in hands-on activities related to career and technical education (CTE) programs, practice career and financial planning and go on field trips to industry partner facilities.
  • We are no longer accepting online registrations for Leap into 9th Grade.

    Due to low enrollment in Leap into 10th Grade, we will be contacting students and families about next steps.

  • August 2 – 20, 2021, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

    High School



    Benson Tech @ Grant

    Jessica Murchison 360-910-7395

    2245 NE 36th Ave


    Emily Barron 971-347-5743

    3400 SE 26th Ave


    John McLaughlin 971-413-8725

    5405 SE Woodward St


    Jessica Murchison 360-910-7395

    2245 NE 36th Ave


    Garin Gregory 503-475-1926

    5210 N Kerby Ave

    Lincoln (re-located to Ida B. Wells due to low enrollment)

    Megan Jackson 503-548-7829

    1600 SW Salmon St

    McDaniel (formerly known as Madison) @ Roseway Heights 

    David Kelly 971-400-2720

    7334 NE Siskiyou St


    Amy Angell 971-710-5666

    6941 N Central St

    Ida B. Wells (formerly known as Wilson)

    Megan Jackson 503-548-7829

    1151 SW Vermont St


Student working on project