Open School is an innovative education program for amazing kids who need something different than traditional school. We know which kids are most likely to drop out. We find them and surround them with what they need to graduate and get ahead: academics, equity, and advocacy. Learn more about our programs.

As per the governor's requirements for safe reentry and as many of our major comprehensive districts are making the shift to online school, we are following suit. Open School East will be remote for at least the first semester of learning.

Read about our plans and commitments to our community.

The education system has under-served Black and Brown students for generations.

We're investing in the support that students need so they can rise to achieve their goals. Join us. 

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November 10, 2020

We’re hiring an Executive Director!

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Apply to this position at or on LinkedIn: POSITION OVERVIEW Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, expansion, and execution of the Open School’s mission. The Executive Director will lead a student-first culture and serve […]
September 28, 2020

Welcoming a new (familiar) face!

As we announced last month, Terry Johnson, who served as Open School’s Executive Director since 2017 has moved on to another career opportunity serving children in Portland. While the organization searches for another incredible leader, we have hired Yvonne Deckard as Interim Executive Director to support the transition. Yvonne had […]
August 24, 2020

Reflections from Terry Johnson

It’s with deep regret that I inform you of my pending departure from Open School.  On September 18th I will be transitioning to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland as their next CEO. This is truly a bittersweet moment for me as I was planning to work with Open […]


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