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     Portland Public Schools has been notified that Opal Charter School will be closing effective June 30, 2021.  This is sad and unexpected news for the community, and especially for Opal’s current families and students.  This page contains information about enrollment options for the coming school year.  Our goal is to help Opal Charter School families prepare to transition to new schools.

    Letters were mailed to families on March 26 with this information, as well.

    We recognize this is a lot of new information to absorb, so please contact us if we can be of assistance.  We wish your child a successful transition to a new school.

     

    Enrollment and Transfer Center:  503-916-3205, enrollment-office@pps.net

    PPS Charter School Office:  503-916-3857, jbraden@pps.net

     

    Neighborhood school registration:  Please visit https://www.pps.net/Page/2379 to find your neighborhood school, and then contact them directly to register for next year.  Opal students do not need to complete new registration forms at their neighborhood schools.

     

    PPS lottery options:  The application deadline for PPS K-5 focus options and alternative programs has been extended to 5pm April 5 for Opal Charter School students.   

    K-5 option information:  https://www.pps.net/Page/17285
    Focus options and alternative program transfer slots: https://www.pps.net/Page/10354
    Paper application: paper application.  Please do not use the online

     

    Hardship transfers to other  neighborhood schools: Transfer to a different PPS neighborhood school is through a petition request.  Reasons for transfer will be evaluated as part of the decision process, as well as whether there is space at your requested school.  Petition requests may be submitted at any time, but we strongly suggest that you apply by April 5th to have the best chance at placement.  

    Petition form: https://ppsnew.schoolmint.net/

     

    Other Charter schools:  Please contact charter schools directly if you are interested in applying to their programs.

    Charter School Name

    Grades accepting apps

    Application deadline

    Website*

    Cottonwood School of Civics and Sciences

    k-8

    4/05/21

    www.thecottonwoodschool.org

    The Emerson School

    k-5

    4/05/2021

    www.emersonschool.org

    The Ivy School

    k-8

    3/31/2021 (midnight)

    https://www.theivyschool.org 

    KairosPDX

    k-5

    Contact school with inquiries.

    https://kairospdx.org/learning-academy/

    Le Monde French Immersion

    k-2  (school does not accept new students in grades 3-8)

    Lottery date has passed, may apply for waitlist.

    www.lemondeimmersion.org

    Portland Arthur Academy

    k-5

    4/05/2021

    https://www.arthuracademy.org/paa

    Portland Village School

    k-8

    4/05/2021

    www.portlandvillageschool.org

    *Please visit individual school website for further details about the application process