ESL Summer School

ESL Department

OUR GOAL is to ensure that Emergent Bilingual students develop and maintain high levels of academic English proficiency, and meet the same rigorous content standards expected of all students at PPS.

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ESL Temporary Welcome Centers

The Welcome Center will be open starting from August 27 until September 10 to register all new students.  Students qualifying for a language assessment (i.e., they indicate a language other than English is spoken at home) will receive this assessment at the registration.

The Regional Welcome Centers will be located at:

Roosevelt High School
6941 N. Central ST
Portland, OR  97203
Madison High School
2735 SE 82nd AVE
Portland, OR  97220
Franklin High School
5405 SE Woodward ST
Portland, OR 97206
Cleveland High School
3400 SE 26th Ave.  
Portland, OR  97202
Wilson High School
1151 SW Vermont ST
Portland, OR 97219

After September 10 all new student registration moves to schools. The registration form (home language survey) will trigger a call from the Assessors to the individual school’s Secretary to arrange a time to assess the student.

Translation and Interpretation Services (TIS) (503 916-3254) will support schools where interpretation is not locally available. 

Offices will be sent information (i.e., table tent, flyers, links updated information and support videos in 5 languages) to support our families with language needs.

We look forward to supporting you and our Emergent Bilinguals during registration and throughout the year!


ESL New Student Enrollment Process

Information on SLIP (World Language Credit by Exam)