Our kids share their powerful voices

We celebrated the greatness of our students today with Governor Kate Brown, our staff, and the committed supporters who helped us build Open School East. Thanks to our students for sharing their powerful voices at the ceremony.  It’s official: Gresham’s Open School is open  (Gresham Outlook) Here are two excepts from […]

Celebrating our growing community!

More than 350 families, community partners, staff, students, and supporters helped us celebrate our growing community in East County yesterday! We enjoyed sharing more about our four core programs, all based on advocacy, equity, and rigorous academics, eating good food and ice cream, playing basketball, getting henna tattoos, and making […]

Our new campus in East County is open!

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!

Step Up staff completes summer training!

Our Step Up staff completes an intensive training session every summer. These amazing human beings are expert advocates, mentors, tutors, family partners, and teacher partners wrapped into one for kids at Roosevelt, McDaniel and Franklin. And they get results no one else can. Last year, 100% of Step Up seniors graduated on […]

We can see the finish line at Open School East

On August 22, 2016, our brilliant Open School East students and families will walk into the kind of school they deserve for the first time in their lives. They will also get what they need to graduate and get ahead. rigorous academics, teachers who believe in them, and a whole lot of […]

We received the highest non-profit rating. Again!

Charity Navigator awarded us their highest possible rating again this year! This distinction, which only a quarter of rated non-profits achieve, means that Open School executes its mission in a financially efficient way and outperforms most other non-profits in our area of work. Our students aren’t the only ones we hold to […]

Our new teacher training program is working

Forty school administrators, teachers and counselors completed Open School’s new Equity Certificate Program, a challenging, personal journey for educators who are committed to attacking racial disparities in education outcomes. Read the story in The Skanner about how Open School is working to improve outcomes for kids across the Portland Metro area.

Open School North graduates are brilliant

Principal Michael Navarro reminded his students to “Hold high standards. Respect one another. And if you’re ever unsure, turn to your Open School family, who will forever see the greatness in you.” Let’s hear it for the Class of 2020 at Open School North!

Our kids advance 4 grade-levels in one year

The Class of 2020 at Open School East is amazing. All 44 students earned a certificate of promotion from 8th grade and nearly a third of them advanced 4 or more grade-levels in math and reading last year alone. We are so proud of our Open School kids, advocates, and families!