Summer Transition Programs for Incoming 9th Graders
Step Up helps 9th and 10th graders make a smooth transition to and through their high school career. Every year, Step Up keeps 300 amazing kids in school and thriving academically at three Portland Public high schools: Roosevelt, Madison, and Franklin.
Our students are personally supported by a Step Up Advocate all year through comprehensive tutoring, strength-based advocacy, emotional support, character building workshops, and family engagement activities.
Summer Camp begins in August TBD
Contact Latasha Horton 503-916-5220 x79495 or Crissy 503-575-5130
Electronic Application https://openschoolnw.org/
Regence and Rockwood Clubs are teen only sites for the summer. We offer 8 weeks of high-quality, affordable summer programming for grade 7-12. In addition to regular drop-in programming, youth can attend specialized summer clubs and dive into topics including the arts, sports leagues & fitness, science, exploration, leadership and more.
Regence and Rockwood Clubs; June 24-Aug 16 TBD
Contact Matthew Heady 503-969-5195
Eureka! is a five year Girls Inc. program that brings 8th - 12th grade girls, including many who will be first generation college applicants, onto college and university campuses for and intensive STEM summer program.
PCC Rock Creek & Cascade, Portland State and Mt Hood CC; July 8-Aug 2 TBD
Contact Juanes Collazo 503-230-0054
Latino Network’s Ninth Grade Counts program supports students at Madison H.S and Reynolds HS.
During a four-week summer session before their 9th grade year, students spend mornings in class and afternoons engaged in fun, enriching activities from sports to field trips to college visits. Ultimately students earn 0.5 academic credits toward their high school graduation requirements by completing a writing assignment.
Roseway Heights MS; July 8-Aug 2 TBD
Contact Melissa McCoy 503-283-6881
The four-week, no-cost program runs from July 8–August 1. Students meet Monday–Thursday to review high school requirements, explore college and career possibilities, and gain new academic skills while learning about Native American art and teachings. Students will go on field trips to various locations on Tuesdays and Thursdays, including an overnight college visit at the end of the program.
Students may receive .5 high school elective credit and may complete one career-related learning experience (a graduation requirement for many high schools) during the summer program. Students entering 9th grade in the fall are eligible to enroll.
NAYA Family Center; July 8-Aug 1 TBD
Contact La Tisha Rico 503-288-8177 x271
The Champions Academy is a powerful annual six-week summer academy where the yearlong investments from teachers, coaches, and mentors come together to create new accountability structures, successfully prepare (academically, socially, physically, and spiritually) student athletes for their next grade, and help graduating athletes make healthy post-high school transitions.
Warner Pacific University; June 24-Aug 1 TBD
Contact Donna Barber 404-849-8117
Greenspaces Restoration and Urban Naturalist Team (GRUNT) is a FREE volunteer environmental science, stewardship and job skills program that connects youth to nature, environmental careers & college programs. Graduates receive ongoing support applying for paid jobs with Portland Parks & Recreation.
East Portland Community Center; July 8-Aug 9 or July 29-Aug 9 TBD
Contact Karen Chao 503-278-0704
PPS Leap into 9th Grade - Cancelled for 2020
- Earn .5 High School elective credit
- Meet future teachers and classmates
- Explore differnt career pathways
- Be confident in learning math
Application available from counselor
Roseway Heights MS; June 24-July 19 TBD
Contact Michael Waller 503-916-5220 ext 79349
- This program is for students entering grades 4th-11th next year.
- Students are taught by graduate students in the School of Education.
- Learning focuses on the Common Core State Standards, specifically mathematics and language arts.
University of Portland Campus; July 1-Aug 1 TBD
Contact Amy Kwong-Kwapisz 503-943-7752