• "Our newcomer program at RHS/MHS is aligned with our school's vision/mission statement. We also strive to support students with these 3 pillars: A welcoming intake, a nurturing environment, and strong instructional practices for language learners."


    PISA Program Eligibility

    Portland International Scholars Academy (PISA) is an optional full-day high school program located at McDaniel and Roosevelt high schools.  Students who are new to the US within the last two years and have beginning English proficiency are eligible. 

    • Student has been enrolled in a US school less than two years AND is eligible for high school.
    • Student scores  Emerging on ELPA21/ Screener.
    • Students entering 11th or 12th grade will be reviewed on a case by case basis.  
    • PISA students are placed in a grade level based on birthdate; however, courses are assigned based on educational needs and graduation requirements. 

    If you have any questions, please call Program Administrator Kerri West 971-347-5916 or Student Success Program Manager Chau Le 971-334-9363.