Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Access LogoACCESS Academy Alternative Program

An Accelerated Program
for Highly Gifted Students

2334 NE 57th Ave | Portland, OR 97213
Phone: (503) 916-6482 | Fax: (503) 916-2547

Late Start Wednesday

Oct. 14: Two-hour late start at most K-5/K-8 and middle schools. Exceptions: Rosa Parks, Beverly Cleary, MLC, alternative & charter schools.

Growth Management Activities
Oct. 14
Twitter Town Hall, noon to 12:30 pm. Follow the conversation at #AskPPS
Oct. 15
: Facebook Town Hall, noon to 12:30 pm on the PPS Facebook page.
Oct. 29:District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (D-BRAC) meeting. Details on website.

View video of Oct. 8 D-BRAC meeting.

School News & Announcements

Welcome to ACCESS Academy

@Rose City Park!!


The 2015-16 School Year Begins on

Thursday, August 27, 2015.

Classes begin at 8:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM.

School Supply Lists can be found under "Important Information" on the left side of this homepage.

TAG Information

For further information about testing and identification please visit the TAG website at:  http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/tag/index.htm


A Message from the Principal

February 2, 2015


Dear Prospective ACCESS Families,


We are thrilled that you are considering the ACCESS Academy Alternative Program for your student.  ACCESS is a growing, vibrant, supportive community of 305 highly gifted 1st to 8th-grade learners and their families.  We expect to add new students at all grade levels 1st to 8th for 2015-16, with the largest number of openings at the 3rd and 6th grades.  The ACCESS community is delighted to share our home at Rose City Park in Northeast Portland with our neighbors from Beverly Cleary.


ACCESS Academy provides curriculum acceleration and enrichment options to meet the needs of our highly gifted learners.  ACCESS’s outstanding teaching staff is highly skilled at meeting gifted learners’ rate and level of learning.  Our flexible program design -- including a Walk to Math program for grades 1-6 -- allows for flexibility in meeting students’ needs based on ability level, rather than just their chronological age or grade level.  Our enriched curriculum includes Art, Wellness, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Library, and Technology for all students.


ACCESS Academy Atoms come from all over Portland, and from all walks of life.  They have in common: (1) exceptional performance (99th percentile+) on one or more nationally-normed, standardized tests, and (2) a demonstrated need for an alternative educational program.  ACCESS students are past and current state champions in Chess, Lego Robotics, Intel Science Fair, Geography and Spelling Bees and more.  Just as important, ACCESS students are a caring, supportive, service-oriented community that take care of one another.  School bus transportation is provided to ACCESS from all over PPS. 


We strive at ACCESS to welcome a community of highly gifted learners that is representative of the racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity of Portland Public Schools.  ACCESS welcomes applications from students with disabilities, students who receive Special Education services, and emergent bilingual students who receive ESL services.


For more information about ACCESS, I encourage you to review the ACCESS brochure and FAQs found on our website:  www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/access.  I also encourage you to attend a school tour on one of the dates posted on our website, and/or to come to a ACCESS Information Day/Night on February 12February 27, March 5 or March 16.  For details, see the ACCESS website. 


We look forward to sharing more about ACCESS Academy with you!



David J. Wood

Administrator, ACCESS Academy @ Rose City Park

Daily Schedule

08:25 AM First Bell
08:30 AM Tardy Bell/Classes Begin
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM Lunch & Recess
03:00 PM Dismissal

Access Calendar

PPS News

School staff members garner top awards

October 09, 2015

PPS teachers, media specialists, librarian assistants and students at Grant, Lincoln and Madison high schools have won high honors. 


Children's Book Harvest seeks donations during parent/teacher conferences

September 30, 2015
This is a photograph of a child holding books.

The third annual book drive is part of the PPS Read Together initiative and aims to provide all students with books at home. 


Kids show the way to kindness

September 29, 2015

The PPS Successful Schools Survey showed parents, students and school staff are concerned about bullying, and now students from Rieke to Roseway Heights are working to bring kindness to their classrooms.


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