Benson Polytechnic High School is one of 3 PPS high schools being modernized or rebuilt through the successful 2017 Bond. It was master planned as part of the 2012 School Building Improvement Bond. The goal of master planning is to develop comprehensive, equitable, integrated and visionary high school campus concepts with authentic school community engagement. Learn more about Benson High School here.
The master planning for Benson began in January 2016.
The Benson Master Planning Committee (MPC)
The Benson Master Planning Committee (MPC) is a group of school and community stakeholder representatives who work together to help provide feedback for the Benson master plan. View the Benson Master Planning Committee Roster
MPC members also synthesize community-wide input and share the evolving details of the project to others in the community over time. While MPC members do not make decisions, their input is crucial in creating a design that the entire Benson community can be proud of. Read the Benson MPC charter here.
Public Design Workshops
During the master planning process two Public Design Workshops and an Open House took place providing the greater Benson community a voice in the design process.
What Is Modernization?
Benson's proposed modernization will completely reconfigure and update learning spaces with a focus on indoor environmental quality, sustainability and historic preservation. Full modernizations retain the historic character of the school while bringing those buildings up to code and concurrently creating a more modern learning environment.
This is considered the most cost-effective, sustainable way to improve Benson, due to age, condition and historic significance.
Get connected to receive updates and events notices. Join the Benson project mailing list at BHSMod@pps.net
For more information about school building improvements, contact: 503-916-2222 or email email@example.com
PPS Social Media links
Learn more about Benson High School at their web site or the Benson Facebook page.
When would construction begin?
Continued design and construction of Benson would be contingent on the passage of a future School Building Improvement Bond.