Benson High School

Benson Polytechnic High School
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546 NE 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97232Ph 503-916-5100Fx (503) 916-2690

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Shadow Day Information 2017-2018

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    Benson Shadow Days are Tuesday February 7th, 2017, 8:00 - 11:00 AM and Friday February 10th, 2017, 8:00 - 11:00 AM

    Benson Polytechnic High School
    546 NE 12th Avenue
    Portland, OR 97232

    Shadow Days provides Portland Public School 8th grade students the opportunity to explore and experience Career Technical Education programs and classes at Benson Polytechnic H.S. This is your chance to see if Benson is the right school choice for you.

    Please complete the appropriate field trip form and return to your field trip coordinator or the main office at your school. Remember that you and your parents are responsible for getting yourself to Benson by 8:00 am. You will be directed to the Auditorium by student escorts who will be waiting for you at main entrance to the school.

    Remember to sign in once you arrive in the auditorium.

    While at Benson, you will be assigned to a small group to visit the three Career Tech Academy options (ex. Health Occupations, Industry & Engineering, or Communications).

    -You will meet students, teachers, and see students working on projects in shop classes.
    -You will be actively involved in some projects, depending on the shop class and safety rules.
    -You will be able get answers to any questions you might have about the career technical education majors available at Benson (ex., Nursing; Automotive; Construction; Electric; Radio Broadcasting; Photo, Video, & Web Design; Manufacturing, Health Occupations, Computer Science, etc.).

    Buses will be departing Benson no later than 11:00 AM to take you back to your school.

    For PPS middle schools:
    The field trip form covers the following:
    It provides you with an excused absence from your middle school for the morning,
    It officially registers you for Shadow Day once your middle school notifies Benson, and
    It allows you to have bus transportation from Benson back to your middle school (schools listed below).

    Febuary 7th Middle Schools, 8:00-11:00am
    Access, Astor, Beaumont, Beverly Clearly, Boise Eliot, Cesar Chavez, Faubion, George, Irvington, King, Lee, Ockley Green, Rigler, Roseway Heights, Sabin, SEI, Scott, Vernon, Woodlawn

    For the above schools, click here for permission slip. | Haga clic aquí para el español

    February 10th Middle Schools, 8:00-11:00am
    Arleta, Bridger, Creative Science, Creston, daVinci, East Sylvan, Harrison Park, Hosford, Jackson, Lane, Laurelhurst, Lent, Marysville, MLC, Mt. Tabor, Robert Gray, Sellwood, Skyline, Sunnyside, Vestal, West Sylvan, Winterhaven

    For the above schools, click here for permission slip. | Haga clic aquí para el español

    For all other 8th grade students (school not listed above):
    If a family member is providing your transportation from Benson back to your middle school, complete the following steps to enroll for a Shadow Day:
    Complete a pre-arranged absence with your school,
    Call (503-916-5100 ext. 77103) or e-mail Ms. Christine Yenni at at Benson and she will enroll you,
    Have your student bring their school ID to Benson along with a signed written permission note by a parent or guardian to attend the Shadow Day.

    If you have questions, or if you do not see your school listed, please call (503-916-5100 ext. 77103) or e-mail Ms. Christine Yenni at