Open School’s mission is to develop connection, capability and confidence in disconnected youth through relationship-based, quality learning experiences that result in academic, personal and community success.
Bottom Line for Portland
This past school year, Open School served 430 students in sixth through 12th grade. One hundred percent of students entered the program at high risk for dropping out, but at the end of the year, 95 percent of all students were retained in school and 100 percent of seniors graduated on time. We provide students at risk of dropping out with what they need to graduate and get ahead: academics, equity and advocacy.
“If I wasn’t at Open, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. They don’t treat you like just a student, they treat you like family. You set goals and they help you achieve them. I feel strong being an Open School student.”
—Jennifer, 10th grader, Open School East