• Multiple Pathways to Graduation

    Through Multiple Pathways to Graduation (MPG), the PPS Strategic Plan and Graduate Portrait come to life. The district is committed to providing an appropriate learning environment for all students. Multiple Pathways to Graduation supports this, serving students in Pre-K to age 21, and children of Teen Parents at six weeks. Multiple Pathways to Graduation is comprised of both schools and districtwide programs.

    Multiple Pathways to Graduation Schools include:

    • Alternative Schools
    • Charter schools
    • Day and Residential Treatment (DART) schools

    Multiple Pathways to Graduation district wide programs include:

    • Reconnection Services/Reconnection Center
    • Virtual Scholars
    • Portland Evening and Summer Scholars
    • Multiple Pathways School Social Work services
    • Teen Parent Services
  • Mission

    The Multiple Pathways to Graduation Mission is to provide educational options for all youth that empower, engage, and prepare them for college, career, and global citizenship while serving as a vanguard for systemic educational change..

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  • Our Alternative School System

  • Alliance High School

    PPS diploma school with CTE and unique supports

  • Metropolitan Learning Center

    K-12 alternative school with experiential and mixed grade learning

  • CBO Schools

    Diploma-based and GED school programs within 10 local community agencies


  • Charter Schools

    5 elementary and middle schools with independent themes and curriculum:

    • KairosPDX
    • Le Monde French Immersion
    • Portland Arthur Academy
    • Portland Village School
    • The Emerson School
  • Day and Residential Treatment (DART) Schools

    K-12 school services based within day and residential treatment settings


  • District-Wide Programs

  • Reconnection Services/Reconnection Center

    Connects youth with alternative educational options

  • Portland Evening and Summer Scholars

    The district’s largest credit recovery program, Portland Evening and Summer Scholars provides opportunities for high school students to receive core credit required for high school graduation. Evening Scholars, often referred to as “night school” provides evening programming during both first and second semester. Summer Scholars is the largest summer program for students in grades 9-12, providing daytime summer sessions on multiple campuses.https://www.pps.net/pess


  • Summer Acceleration Academy

    Four week supplemental academic summer program for rising 1st - 8th grade students addressing unfinished grade level instruction in reading and math, as well as hands-on STEAM learning and knowledge building (learn more on page 49).

  • Virtual Scholars

    Virtual credit recovery in PPS high schools, along with credit by exam and non-PPS virtual credit recovery

  • Teen Parent Services

    Provide teen parents with support and resources, such as academic support, counseling, and advocacy, to help navigate their lives as parents and as students.