What is Open School’s commitment to Equity and Diversity?

Demo of staff students, Identity affirming Affinity groups  

What are the academic offerings at Open School?

We may be small but we offer all the classes students need to graduate! Students can take unique classes like Science Fiction Literature, Justice in American History, and Yoga and Mindfulness.  See our full course offerings here.

How do I enroll my student at Open School?

We’re glad you are interested in Open School! You can learn more about our enrollment process here.

What kind of services do you provide to students and families?

Open School believes in serving the whole student. Advocates work with students and families to make sure they have what they need to succeed. Open School East provides: Individual Social-Emotional support Mental health counseling through a partnership with Trillium Family Services (link) Connections to other resources through partnerships with Rafael […]

I see the word “Advocate” all over your website. What is an Advocate?

Every teacher or administrator at Open School East is also what we call an “Advocate”. Each student has an Advocate who will stay with them through their high school journey. They are a student’s go-to person/mentor at the school. Advocates get to know students and their families, help them identify […]

What is Open School East doing during the Covid crisis?

Open School East adapted our relationship-based model to be fully online since March 2020. Similar to our in-person model, students have an assigned Advocate (or mentor) who checks in with them daily. To adapt to Distance Learning, Open School provides: Chromebooks for students and internet and resource support for their […]

How much does it cost to go to Open School?

Open School East is free for families. Our District Partners pay us a portion of what it costs to serve students . We cover the rest through private donations from individuals and local organizations.  

Is Open School accredited?

Open School Inc, is accredited by AdvancED (formerly the Northwest Accreditation Commission) and registered with the Oregon Department of Education as a private alternative education program.

Is Open School East a private school?

Not exactly. Open School East is a nonprofit alternative school that partners with 6 public school districts: Centennial David Douglas Gresham-Barlow Parkrose Portland Reynolds We work with districts to serve students who would thrive in a small, relationship-based school. This means we can provide the Open School experience at no […]