Portland International Scholars Academy

For PISA class and enrollment information, contact:

  • Laura Pierce-Cummings
    PISA Program Administrator
    (503) 916-5252

  • Learning At Home:

    Speaking     Practice 


    Record yourself on Flipgrid: Use your phone and/or laptop to record yourself speaking. 

    • At Home: What are you doing during the day? 

      • I ______ in the morning/afternoon/evening/

      • I like to ______ at home.

    • Check in: What makes you happy and/or sad?  Explain in words and sentences why it makes you happy? Sad?

      • I feel happy/sad when I ______.  

      • I am happysad because _______.

    *You can write it down first in your journal and then record yourself speaking. 

    Flipgrid Link

    Flipgrid Codes

    At Home - 86976f58

    Check-in - f065a0cd

    Practice English

    Practice Math

    Reading in English

    Write in English each day

  • Our Mission:

    PISA is a multicultural language-focused learning community that promotes social, emotional and academic growth. We prepare diverse Newcomer students to pursue their future goals with confidence.

    At Portland International Scholars Academy:

    • We invest in inclusive quality instruction that honors students' racial, cultural and linguistic assets.
    • We prepare every Emergent Bilingual to be ready to succeed in our schools and thrive in our community.
      Program Focus
    • Empower students to become leaders while providing
      • a safe and supportive learning community
      • content classes that incorporate a language focus in every lesson
      • an orientation to the US educational system
      • meaningful differentiated access to rigorous academic content and foundational educational skills.
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