"Our newcomer program at MHS/RHS 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.