Open School East is a high school program that helps students in grades 9-12 get on-track to graduate and transition into post-secondary pathways. We partner with six school districts in East Multnomah County to find students who need something different than a traditional school environment. We surround those students with inclusive classrooms, relationship-based advocacy and academics tailored to them. There are only 25 spots open per grade level, ranging from 9th-12 grade. We are enrolling on a continuous basis and for school year 2022-2023. There is no cost for students or families to attend Open School East.
1 - REGISTER AT PARTNER DISTRICT
Students need to be registered in one of our six partner districts. Our partner districts are:
- David Douglas
Not sure what school district you live in? Use this tool to find out.
If a student is homeless (living with a friend, with a non-immediate family member, or living on their own under age 18), they can register with the support of the Homeless Education Program.
2 - GET AN ENDORSEMENT
Get in touch with a representative from your school or district to start the endorsement process. The representative will work with your family to determine if your student is a good candidate for Open School East. If your student is endorsed, OSE will receive notice from the district.
3 - CONNECT WITH US
Once we receive an endorsement from your district, we will set up an interview with your student and their caretaker. If we think it is a good fit, you will be given an application to complete. From there, we will give students a start date!
4 - GET STARTED
We determine when your student will begin school based on where we are in the school year. Before your student starts at Open School East, we will:
- Assign your student an Advocate (a mentor who will support them throughout the year)
- Schedule your student for the classes they need to graduate
- Provide school materials
- Connect your student and your family with any support you may need including social-emotional support, food boxes, or other resources.