Core Programs

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

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

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.