Leap into 9th Grade


    Monday - Friday, June 27 - July 15, 2022, 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.
    • Students will participate in AVID skills like WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading): 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.
  • June 27 - July 15, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

    Registration is closed. We are no longer accepting applications for Leap into 9th Grade.

    High School



    Benson Tech @ Marshall

    Tom Ustach 503-916-5100

    3905 SE 91st Ave


    John McLaughlin 971-413-8725

    3400 SE 26th Ave


    Heidi Earle or Charles McKinney 503-916-5140

    5405 SE Woodward St


    John McLaughlin 971-413-8725

    2245 NE 36th Ave


    Sean Betker 971-231-9316

    5210 N Kerby Ave

    Lincoln (to be held at Ida B. Wells)

    Jill Altman 971-280-3653 or Shizuko Bladow 503-866-3517

    1151 SW Vermont St


    Cuong Hoang 503-916-5220 ext 81426

    2735 NE 82nd Ave


    Amy Angell 503-916-5260

    6941 N Central St

    Ida B. Wells 

    Jill Altman 971-280-3653 or Shizuko Bladow 503-866-3517

    1151 SW Vermont St


Student working on project