At Open School, we get results. Through our programs, we reach kids early and get them on track for college and career.
Open School East is a 9th–12th grade school in East Multnomah County that works with kids who are not finding success in traditional public schools. At Open School East, these same students find wrap-around support, hands-on exposure to new career options, and a culturally-responsive learning community. Starting with a class of 46 in 2014, the school will serve 240 students from six school districts by 2023.
Step Up helps historically-undeserved 9th and 10th graders make a smooth transition to and through their high school career. Each year, the program keeps 300 kids in school and thriving academically at three Portland Public high schools—Roosevelt, McDaniel, and Franklin.