You made Got Game 2017 a success!

April 26, 2017

Got Game 2017 was an incredible success! Together we raised more than $256,000 to give more kids what they need to graduate and get ahead. That translates to filling the 30% funding gap for more than 37 high potential students.

Thank you for your generous contribution and for being part of the Open School community. We could not do this work without you.

Watch “What Makes Open School Special?” and Cal and Jesse’s rap. Congratulations to the winner of our 2017 trivia competition – and the coveted Goat Cup – Team TCB, led by Board Chair Stephen Gomez and Shannon Holt!

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Open School East is making headlines!

April 23, 2017

Our staff and students are changing the narrative around alternative education. Check out this article in the East Portland Neighborhood News, by Open School East principal Matthew Ross.

Open School East in the news

Open School on Portland Radio Project!

March 6, 2017

Open School was the community voice on Portland Radio Project this week! Listen to the interviews to hear our educators discuss what inspires them and how Open School makes a big impact on kids and families.

Andrew Mason to step down June 2017

January 19, 2017

Longtime employee and Executive Director Andrew Mason will step down after 22 years of service, commitment and impact at Open School.

During Mason’s tenure Open School grew from a single high school program serving 84 students to four core programs serving over 500 students annually across six school districts. Additionally, with Mason’s leadership, equity joined advocacy and academics as a key pillar at Open School, the organization built a state-of-the-art new school in East Multnomah County, where more kids start our programs early and get what they need to graduate and get ahead, and Open School’s annual budget grew from $500,000 to $5 million.

Read the full media release

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Andrew Mason, Portland Monthly’s 2015 Extraordinary Executive Director (third from right)

Our new campus in East County is open!

August 22, 2016

These two powerful leaders and high achievers started a new academic school year today, in a brand new building, surrounded by people who see greatness in them. Let’s go!


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