Heading to High School 2017-18

  • Considering your options: Students are guaranteed a spot at the school in the attendance area in which they live. For families wishing to explore other options:

    • Attending a different neighborhood school: PPS has great neighborhood schools that meet most families' needs. Families who believe a different neighborhood school would be a better fit must fill out a petition. Petitions are accepted at any time during the year. The Enrollment & Transfer Center decides whether to grant the request. Learn more and download a petition form.
    • Attending a focus option school: Families interested in focus options apply in the annual lottery:
      • High schools: Nov. 13 to Dec. 1, 2017
      • K-8 level schools: Feb. 7 to Mar. 2, 2018
      • Accessing the lottery: Apply online or download a form.
      • Outcome: Families will learn by late April whether they got into school(s) applied for.

    Familes and students of 2018-19 sixth-graders should plan to attend one of the following open houses to learn more about their future school.

    2017-18 Fifth-Grade Information Nights


    Beaumont MS
    Thu, Feb 8, 6-8 p.m.

    George MS
    Mon, Feb 12, 6-7 p.m.

    Hosford MS
    Wed, Feb 7, 6-8 p.m.

    Jackson MS
    Wed, Feb 28
    Wed, Mar 21
    Wed, Apr 25
    Wed, May 30, 4-5 p.m.

    Lane MS
    Thu, May 10, 6-7 p.m.

    Ockley Green MS
    Thu, Apr 19, 6-7 p.m.

    Robert Gray MS
    Wed, Feb 21, 6:30-8 p.m.

    Mt. Tabor MS
    Thu, Feb 8, 6-8:30 p.m.

    Sellwood MS
    Wed, Jan 24, 6-7:15 p.m.

    West Sylvan MS
    Wed, Jan 10, 6-8 p.m.


    Creative Science K-8
    Tue, Feb 6, 6-7 p.m.

    da Vinci Arts MS
    Wed, Jan 24, 4-6 p.m.
    Mon, Feb 5, 6-8 p.m.
    Tue, Feb 13, 4-5 p.m. Open House, Info Session 5:15-6:30 p.m.
    Mon, Mar 5, 4-6 p.m. (after lottery deadline)


    Odyssey @ E. Sylvan K-8
    Thu, Feb 15, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Thu, Feb. 22, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Thu, Mar 1, 6-7:30 p.m.

    Winterhaven Math, Science, Tech K-8
    Wed, Feb 7, 5:30- 7 p.m.
    Thu, Feb 15, 5:30- 7 p.m.
    Wed, Feb 28, 3:30- 5 p.m.


Ask for help

  • Speak with an enrollment and transfer specialist: Español: 503-916-3205 | Tiếng Việt: 503-916-3584 | 中文: 503-916-3585 | Русский: 503-916-3205 | Soomaaliga: 503-916-3586 

    E-mail your question to the Enrollment and Transfer Center or visit the Enrollment and Transfer Center: 501 N. Dixon St., Suite 140.

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    Some students benefit from an alternative school setting. Visit education options to learn more about alternative schools, drop-out prevention programs and charter schools through PPS Multiple Pathways to Graduation.

    Alternative Schools

    Following are in-district alternative programs. PPS also contracts with 12 community-based alternative programs. ( Click here for more information)
    Left school without graduating? Call the PPS Reconnection Center for help getting back into school: 503-916-3956.
    Location Address Phone Date and time
    ACCESS @ Rose City Park 1-8 4013 N.E. 18th Ave. 503-916-6482 See https://www.pps.net/access/
    Alliance High School @ Meek 4039 NE Alberta Court 503-916-5747 See https://www.pps.net/alliance/
    Alliance High School @ Benson 546 NE 12th Ave. 503-916-6486 See https://www.pps.net/alliance/
    Metropolitan Learning Center K-12 2033 N.W. Glisan St. 503-916-5737  Nov. 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Nov. 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Feb. 13, 9:30-11 a.m.
    Feb. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.

    Public Charter Schools

    Is your family interested in a specific educational philosophy?
    Visit the Public Charter Schools website or call the numbers below to learn about PPS charter schools, their open houses, application processes and deadlines.
    Location Address Phone Date and time
    Portland Arthur Academy K-5 7507 S.E. Yamhill St. 503-257-3936 TBA, call the school
    The Emerson School K-5 105 N.W. Park Ave. 503-525-6124 TBA, call the school
    KairosPDX K-3 (growing to K-5) 4915 N Gantenbein Ave 503-567-9820 TBA, call the school
    LeMonde French Immersion School K-5 (growing to K-8) 2044 E Burnside 503-208-3198 TBA, call the school
    Opal School of the Portland Children’s Museum K-5 4015 S.W. Canyon Rd. 503-471-9902 TBA, call the school
    Portland Village School K-8 7654 N. Delaware Ave. 503-445-0056 TBA, call the school
    Self Enhancement Inc. Academy 7-8 3920 N. Kerby Ave. 503-249-1721 TBA, call the school
    Trillium School K-12 5420 N. Interstate Ave. 503-285-3833 TBA, call the school