College & Career Readiness

Portland Public Schools

501 N. Dixon StPortland, OR 97227(503) 916-2000

  • About Us

    College & Career Readiness works to ensure that every student in Portland Public Schools is a successful global citizen.

    Our commitment: Advance the achievement of all students in Portland Public Schools.

    Our charge: Ensure that each student graduates from high school prepared for college and careers and equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to thrive in the 21st century.

    Our plan: The College and Career Readiness (CCR) Master Plan summarized HERE is our district's plan for delivering on our promise to students and families that when students graduate they will have the strong foundation of content and technical skills, as well as the critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills and experience they need to thrive in this rapidly changing world.

    Follow this link to access the College & Career Readiness Master Plan (Executive Summary).

  • Plan & Get Ready Plan for success in high school. Connect with your school resources and get ready for post high school.
  • Explore Opportunities Explore your interests and research the variety of opportunities available to you after high school.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Pursue college-level studies while still in high school.  Gain the confidence and skills to succeed in college along with the possibility of earning college credit. 
  • Career & Technical Education (CTE) Receive real-world, industry-relevant, hands-on learning experiences, both in the classroom and in the community.
  • Dual Credit Enroll in college level courses at your high school with the potential to earn both high school and college credit.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Develop inquiry based knowledge to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) AVID provides scaffolded support that educators and students need to encourage college and career readiness and success.
  • High School 4-Year Strategic Plan Our plan: All students will graduate as compassionate critical thinkers, able to collaborate and solve problems, and prepared to lead a more socially just world, and we will eliminate opportunity gaps for racially historically underserved students.


Aurora Terry Hymel
Sr. Director, College & Career Readiness
Yeng Dhabolt
Director, Postsecondary Transitions
Angela Nusom
Assistant Director, GEAR UP
Jan Osborn
Director, Career & Technical Education
Gretchen Schlag
Director, AVID & AP
Linda Smith
Director, TAG & IB