• Welcome to Grant's

    8th Grade Information Page


  • Course Requesting for 2021-22 Incoming 9th Graders is now happening. 

    Review this site before moving onto requesting your courses.

    Click HERE to learn more about this.

  • Grant High School Administrative Team

  • James McGee James McGee

    James brings more than 20 years of working with students and at-risk youth to Grant. Before moving into education, James held positions with organizations that support youth, including New Portland House of Umoja and Friends of the Children, which serve at-risk youth and students of color, and Young Minds of Awareness, which serves developmentally disabled students. James earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Science, with a certificate in Black Studies, from Portland State University; a Master of Arts in School Counseling from George Fox University; and a Preliminary Administrative License Certificate from Concordia University.

  • Robyn Griffiths Robyn Griffiths
    Vice Principal

    Although Robyn Griffiths, Grant's Vice Principal of Student Services, grew up in upstate NY, she has called Northeast Portland home for over 15 years.  After receiving her Master's degree in Fictions of Conflict from the University of York in the UK, Robyn entered the classroom as an English teacher with a strong advocacy for teaching from a variety of multiple perspectives.  Robyn joins us this year at Grant after her tenure at Benson as a Dean of Students.  Being a Grant General is in Griffiths' blood, as her own daughter, Hannah, graduated from Grant a few years ago.  Robyn is an avid traveler in "normal" times, but has rediscovered the grandeur and beauty of the Pacific Northwest this past year.

  • Joseph Mitacek Joseph Mitacek
    Vice Principal

    Joe Mitacek is in his third year as Vice Principal at Grant High School and has been working in education for over 14 years.  He began his career teaching Spanish at military academies at the high school level.  Before working in Portland, Joe worked as the High School Principal of the American School in Paraguay.  He has worked with the MGR foundation and Road Scholars training urban youth to get involved in long distance running.  He led service programs building homes for those in need with Habitat for Humanity and Un Techo para mi pais.

  • Scott Roosevelt Scott Roosevelt
    Vice Principal

    Scott Roosevelt is entering his 18th year in education. He began his career as a Social Studies teacher in Oakland, California but has been an educator in Oregon since 2008. He began his administrative career after spending 14 years in the classroom teaching a variety of Social Studies courses and Student Government. This year, Scott is serving as our Curriculum and Instruction Vice Principal. In that role, he works closely with our teachers and counselors to ensure we are offering a wide variety of rigorous courses meant to engage ALL students at Grant HS. Additionally, he supports our Learning Center, AVID program, the Math and Social Studies departments, and works closely with the Instructional Leadership Team to bring relevant and meaningful professional development to our staff. Follow him at @KnowYour24 on twitter! #GoGenerals.

  • 9th Grade at Grant High School

    Click on any of the Links below to learn more about what Grant has to offer.

  • 9th Grade Core Course

  • 9th Grade Electives

  • Supports to make your 9th Grade year a SUCCESS!

  • Student Programs, Activities, Events and Helpful Information About Grant!

  • Please enjoy our welcome back video from earlier this year.