Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What is ACCESS?

  • Who Are ACCESS Students?

  • How does ACCESS support the intellectual needs of accelerated students?

  • How does ACCESS support the social-emotional needs of accelerated students?

  • What elementary electives are offered at ACCESS?

  • What Middle School classes are offered at ACCESS?

  • What other activities do ACCESS students participate in?

  • How can we decide if ACCESS might be a “good fit” for our qualified student?

  • How do we apply to ACCESS?

  • Do students who applied to ACCESS in prior years have to apply again?

  • How is ACCESS eligibility determined in the ACCESS Application?

  • What do you mean by “need”?

  • What if my child was not TAG-tested through PPS?

  • How many open seats are there per grade level for the 2019-20 school year?

  • When will parents receive lottery results?

  • What happens if a student is eligible but does not get in via the lottery?

  • Does Portland Public Schools offer busing to ACCESS?

  • Where can I learn more about the needs and characteristics of highly accelerated learners?