• Student Success Center (SSC)

    About the Program

    Student Success Center is a discipline program serving students as an alternative to expulsion. SSC serves PPS students in grades 6th through 12th who have had a hearing and a hearings officer has deemed that the student is willing to participate in the program and address the behaviors that are getting in the way of student success. We offer a 3 week intensive behavioral skill intervention, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 12:30pm, which includes:

    • Emotional Regulation
    • Conflict Regulation
    • Healthy Choices
    • Decision-making/Goal setting
    • Collaborate with school staff and the designated transition support person at the student's school
    • Develop a strength-based re-engagement plan which includes recommendations from school based or community-based Mental Health/Drug/Alcohol Assessments
    • Facilitate a re-engagement meeting at the home school which welcomes the student back and to go over their re-engagement plan and school's expectations

    How does a Student get Referred?

    • Delayed Expulsion - As a result of a hearing
    • Non-Disciplinary - After all Tier 2 interventions have been exhausted, including mental health/drug and alcohol assessment referrals, a student may be referred on a non-disciplinary basis. Schools must provide data documenting that previous interventions have been unsuccessful or the referral will not be approved. Please submit the attached "Non-Disciplinary Screening Form" to aolivas1@pps.net
    • If SSC approves the referral, the school must then meet with the family to discuss SSC as an intervention and sign the "Non-Disciplinary Parent Permission Sheet"

    When Do Students Start SSC? 

    After SSC staff receives the referral, parent/guardian and student will be contacted and asked to come to the SSC building for a family intake interview. After this meeting, SSC begins new students on Mondays as space permits. SSC starts a new 3-week cycle every Monday.

    How do Students get to SSC?

    • Bus tickets are provided on a daily basis unless the student has a bus pass.
      • Bus Information:  Trimet Schedule  If  transportation is being provided through a student's IEP, the sending school will coordinate and schedule transportation at least 10 days in advance of their start date of SSC.
    • Parents may also transport.


  • Questions?
    Please call the Student Success Center for more information at 503.916.5494 or Student Success at 503.916.5460.

Location & Contacts

Rice Site (Room 2)
6433 NE Tillamook
Porland, OR 97213
PH: (503) 916-5494
FX: (503) 916-2749

Maurice Phillips
Lead Counselor
Erin Means
Jonicia Shelton