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, email@example.com
PPS Charter School Office: 503-916-3857, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Cottonwood School of Civics and Sciences
The Emerson School
The Ivy School
Contact school with inquiries.
Le Monde French Immersion
k-2 (school does not accept new students in grades 3-8)
Lottery date has passed, may apply for waitlist.
Portland Arthur Academy
Portland Village School
*Please visit individual school website for further details about the application process