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Open School is an innovative education program for amazing kids who deserve something different than traditional school. We know that traditional education has been under-serving students of color for generations. We give them what they need to graduate and achieve their life goals: equity, advocacy, and academics. 

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“Open will not abandon our kids” – Cristin Carter, parent of OSE graduate shares her experience

Christin Carter, parent of a OSE 2021 graduate, spoke at the 2021 graduation ceremony about her gratitude to Open School staff for supporting her son, Kejon. Watch her speech or read her powerful words below…    [Open School is] doing what nobody else believed was possible. Our graduates are here […]

“Where I Come From, Where I’m Going” by Nevaeh

I used to live in a rural area. I went to a small school. It was a big culture shock to relocate to Portland. At the time, my family was experiencing homelessness. We were living in a car. I was never in one school for more than a few weeks […]

Open School East welcomes students for in-person learning!

Our first cohort of students returned to school for hybrid learning on Monday, April 19. Their Advocates welcomed them back with music, encouragement, and socially-distanced air-fives. After a year of distance learning, both students and teachers were ready to connect in a safe and supportive environment. Like many of our […]

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