• High schools welcome 8th-grade students for info nights

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    Eighth-grade students in Portland Public Schools will have a chance to see their future high schools when informational sessions are held throughout the district from October to January. Neighborhood, focus-option and alternative high schools will give students and families the opportunity to tour the campus, meet staff and learn more about the academic and athletic programs offered.

    In PPS, high school students attend their neighborhood school, or they may apply to attend Benson Polytechnic High School, Jefferson High School-Middle College for Advanced Studies or the Metropolitan Learning Center. Applications for Benson, Jefferson and MLC are accepted during the Nov. 8-30 lottery cycle.

    Eighth-grade students living in the Jefferson attendance area have guaranteed entry at Jefferson or at a comprehensive high school assigned by address. Contact your school counselor for more information, look up a student's assigned high school or download a dual-assignment form. Families must fill out a dual-assignment choice form by Friday, Dec. 7.

    If you are unable to attend an eighth-grade information night, some schools offer tours or the opportunity to shadow a student. Families may call a school for more information or go online to learn about a school’s events and schedules. (View a list of school websites.)

    Families should be aware that Grant High School students, who have been attending classes at the Marshall High School campus for the 2017-18 and ’18-19 school years, will return to a modernized Grant campus next year. Meanwhile, Madison students will begin a two-year stay at the Marshall site while their campus undergoes a reconstruction. Read more about the high school modernization work through the PPS School Building Improvement Bond.


    2018-19 Eighth Grade Information Nights

    Benson Polytechnic High School
    Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m.
    Tech Show, March 14-15, 6-9 p.m.

    Cleveland High School
    “Bridging the Gap”
    Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7-9 p.m.

    “Discover Franklin” High School
    Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6-8 p.m.

    Grant High School @ Marshall
    (3905 SE 91st Ave.)
    Thursday, Nov. 29, 6:30-8:30  p.m.

    Jefferson HS-Middle College for Advanced Studies
    Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m.
    Thursday, Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m.

    Lincoln High School
    Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6-8 p.m.

    Madison High School
    Thursday, Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m.

    Metropolitan Learning Center
    Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.

    Roosevelt High School
    Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6-8 p.m.

    Wilson High School
    Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6-8:30 p.m.