Program Overview

  • Alliance @t Benson is a small, supportive high school with day and evening hours for students ages 16 to 21 who are within twelve credits of graduation. We accept new students every week through rolling admissions and can accept any secondary school student in the PPS district, upon approval through an admission process.

    Grade levels: 10-12

    Enrollment:  200

    Personalized Learning

    • Teachers meet you where you are with relevant assignments and one-on-one attention.
    • Each student gets an individualized lesson plan from every teacher.
    • Every teacher knows every student by name and face.

    Flexible Learning

    • Complete your diploma around your work or child-care schedule.
    • Classes held from 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
    • To remain enrolled, students must earn at least 1/4 credit every nine weeks in every class they attend.
    • Alliance @ Benson students pay no tuition to attend credit recovery and advancement programs Summer Scholars or Portland Evening Scholars.
    Purposeful Learning
    • College and career advising
    • Graduate with a post-high school plan.
    • Alliance graduates can qualify for the Future Connect Scholarship Program, which awards to first-generation or low-income students scholarships of up to $3,400 a year to attend Portland or Mt. Hood Community Colleges.  Every Future Connect student receives a personalized academic advisor to help them navigate college.