• Welcome to Grant's

    8th Grade Information Page

    This page continues to be updated as we move towards January of 2023

  • Grant High School

    8th Grade Night

    Wednesday December 7th

    6pm to 8pm

    Please watch this page and our Grant Bulletin for updates about the evening's events.

  • A Welcome From the Grant HS Royal Blues


  • 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.

  • Steven BensonSteven Benson
    Vice Principal

    Steven Benson just started his 11th year in public education. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan. Post college, he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and taught high school English. After that, he moved back to Detroit and spent some time as an educator in a few different schools, but also worked as an instructional coach throughout the city. This year, Steven is serving as a Student Services Vice Principal. Like every other educator, he wears many hats, but his role is mainly around providing students with the supports and interventions they need to have a safe and enriching high school experience. As a Student Services Vice Principal, his main work centers around school culture, attendance, discipline, restorative practices, and conflict resolution. Steven also serves as the Title IX coordinator for Grant. This is his second year at Grant and he really enjoys working in a school with so many amazing opportunities for students and staff. 

  • Scott Roosevelt Scott Roosevelt
    Vice Principal

    Scott Roosevelt is entering his 20th year in education. He began his career as a Social Studies teacher in Oakland, California but has been an educator in Oregon since 2008. His administrative career started 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.


  • Morgan Hallabrin

      Morgan Hallabrin
      Vice Principal


      Morgan Hallabrin began her educational career in 2004 after graduating with her M.Ed. from the University of California, at Santa Cruz. During her

      time in the Bay Area, she taught ELA and reading intervention.  After moving to  Portland, Morgan taught ELA at Parkrose High School : she then

      moved into an ELA/Literacy/Intervention TOSA role in PPS.  Morgan is finishing up her Ed.D at Lewis and Clark in Educational Leadership, and she

      is honored to serve the students, teachers, parents, and guardians in the Grant community. 

  • 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!

  • Course Requesting for 2023-24 Incoming 9th Graders will begin in January 2023. 

    Review this site before moving onto requesting your courses.

    Click HERE to view course requesting procedure & documents.