• The Odyssey Program

    The Odyssey Program is part of Portland Public Schools.  We are a History Focus Option Program. 

    To start, get to know our school: 

    View the slide show K-5th Grade Lottery Info Meeting

    View the slide show for 6-8th Grade                       

    Welcome from Principal Gassert

    All About The Odyssey Program

    A Parent's Perspective

    A Middle School Student’s Perspective

    A 5th Grade Student's Perspective

    Frequently asked questions


    View lottery slots and wait list information  here.


    Attend Parent and Student Information Meeting.

                                                                Where:  The Odyssey Program @ East Sylvan School

                                                                When:   Tuesday, March 5, 2024 6:00-7:00 PM        

    *Please note:  We do not schedule individual tours.  Plan to attend the above parent information meeting to tour our school.*

    How to Apply for the Lottery

    Want to apply?  There are two parts to complete your lottery application.


    K-5th Grade:  2024-2025  K-5th Grade Odyssey Program's Statement of Understanding to acknowledge you understand the uniqueness of our program.    

    6-8th Grade:  2024-2025  6-8th Grade Odyssey Program's Statement of Understanding to acknowledge you understand the uniqueness of our program.    



    Submit a lottery application:

    Parents of Kindergartners or Any Grade New To PPS: 

    1.  Create a ParentVUE account

    2.  Submit a lottery application

    2.  Please wait until after you receive your lottery result in May before completing the online Registration for your child. (Also via ParentVue)

    Click on this link to get started.

    Please note: 
    If you've already registered your new student in ParentVUE and want to submit a lottery application, you will need to click here and select 2024-25 Elementary School Lottery/Hardship Application and email to  enrollment-office@pps.net


    Parents of Students Currently Attending a PPS School:

    1.  Log in to your ParentVUE account.

    2.  S
    ubmit a lottery application for Odyssey. 

    *Click on this link to get started. *

    Lottery Timeframes:

                        K-5th grade lottery opens February 15th, closes March 15th, 2024

                        6-8th grade lottery opens Nov. 15th, closes Dec. 22nd, 2023


    From the District Enrollment & Transfer Office - Information & Links:


Meeting all students needs

  • English as a Second Language

    • Register at your neighborhood school. If language assistance is needed, register at a Welcome Center (Link) in August. Centers also assess students English language level.

    Special Education

    • PPS encourages families with concerns about their child's development under age 5 to get an assessment for special education services. Call the Multnomah Early Childhood Program, 503-261-5535, for a referral to the PPS Early Childhood Evaluation Team. Contact the PPS Team directly if you have questions: 503-916-3426. (English/Spanish).
    • Families concerned about their school-age child's academic, motor, self-help, communication or social-emotional skills should talk to their child's teacher about an assessment for services. If you have questions, contact your principal.

    Talented & Gifted

    • Students K-12 are first nominated by their teacher or parent/guardian and then assessed by PPS. If the student meets the criteria, he or she is selected to participate in the program.