Advanced Learning Options

  • International Baccalaureate and Honors classes are designed for students  who desire rigorous academic study.  Students should expect to complete extensive additional work and research.

    Talented and Gifted (TAG) students have options for acceleration: Freshmen may request the “Honors” option in any of the three Academy classes of English, Modern World History and Biology/Chemistry. Any student may opt for a higher level of subject matter in a class during the first month of school. During the forecasting process, counselors encourage all students, particularly TAG identified students, to enroll in challenging courses. All IB courses feature essentially accelerated content and are open to students who may wish to take either a full IB diploma schedule or to those who wish to take only one or two IB courses.

    Academically gifted and motivated Cleveland students have the opportunity to apply and/or participate in off-campus programs:

    PCC Dual Credit Program Reed College Young Scholars Lewis & Clark Templeton Scholars

    Portland State University Challenge Program Portland State University LINK Program

    In addition to coursework, Cleveland students may enrich their high school experience by participating in extra-curricular activities and clubs such as drama, speech and debate, vocal and instrumental music, publications (newspaper and yearbook), academic peer mentoring, Future Business Leaders of America, Chemistry Club, Chess Club, World Language Clubs, Model United Nations and National Honor Society.

    Saturday Academy also offers a wide range of special interest classes throughout the Portland Metro Area taught by community professionals. This is a great way to explore areas of interest in veterinary medicine, robotics, computer programming, special effects in addition to receiving help in SAT prep and writing the college application essay. Financial Aid is available. Visit the website or pick up a catalog in the Student Services Center (SSC) at Cleveland.

    For more information about TAG, please contact Dr. Katy Wagner, CHS Vice Principal, at kwagnerw@pps.net or 503-916-5120. Or visit the TAG Bulletin Board in the Student Services Center.

    To nominate a student for TAG, click here to download the nomination letter and form.

    To view a TAG Parent Information Sheet, click here.