Benson Multiple Pathways to Graduation Building

  • MPG Building Summary DAG Members at work"
    In March 2019 the School Board voted to expand the  Benson modernization plan to include a separate new Multiple Pathways to Graduation (MPG) building on the Benson parking lot. The MPG Building will include Alliance at Benson and Meek, DART/Clinton, Teen Parent Childcare, Reconnection Services & Program. In the modified Benson Master Plan, additional classroom space will be allocated within the Benson Polytechnic High School campus to accommodate Portland International Scholars (PISA), Pioneer High School, Portland Evening and Portland Summer Scholars and Portland Virtual Scholars.

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    School Board supports expanded Benson modernization plan

    Updated Benson Master Plan dated 3/13/19 was approved by the School Board on 3/19 with board resolution 5859.  This expansion included the creation of a separate MPG building. A plan view of where the new building will sit can be seen below.

    Benson MPG Site Plan view

    Multiple Pathways to Graduation (MPG) Mission

    The Multiple Pathways to Graduation (MPG) Mission is to “provide educational options for all youth that empower, engage, and prepare them for college, work training, and global citizenship while serving as a vanguard for systemic educational change.”  As part of the Benson Polytechnic Modernization project a new stand alone building is being designed and constructed on the Benson campus to support the diverse and specific needs of MPG programs and students.