Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Photo of Alliance HS at Benson Campus logoAlliance HS at Benson Campus

A non-traditional learning environment
to meet students' unique needs.

546 NE 12th Ave. | Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 916-6486 | Fax: (503) 916-2696

2016 - 2017 INFORMATION SESSIONS

Information Sessions are Mondays at 6:30 pm

We require all applicants to attend the session with a parent or guardian.  See below for additional information.

Late Start on Wednesdays

Classes start 2nd period (9:50 am) on Wednesdays.

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School News and Announcements

October 12th - Open House
October 13th - No School (In-Service)

    Program Overview

    Alliance @t Benson is a small, supportive high school with day and evening hours for students ages 16 to 21 who are within eight credits of graduation. We accept new students every week through rolling admissions and can accept any secondary school student in the PPS district, upon approval through an admission process.

    Grade levels: 10-12

    Enrollment:  200

    Personalized Learning

    • Veteran teachers meet you where you are with relevant assignments and one-on-one attention.
    • Each student gets an individualized lesson plan from every teacher.
    • Every teacher knows every student by name and face.

    Flexible Learning

    • Complete your diploma around your work or child-care schedule.
    • Classes held from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • To remain enrolled, students must earn at least 1/4 credit every nine weeks in every class they attend.
    • Alliance @ Benson students pay no tuition to attend credit recovery and advancement programs Summer Scholars or Portland Evening Scholars.
    Purposeful Learning
    • College and career advising
    • Graduate with a post-high school plan.
    • Alliance graduates can qualify for the Future Connect Scholarship Program, which awards to first-generation or low-income students scholarships of up to $3,400 a year to attend Portland or Mt. Hood Community Colleges.  Every Future Connect student receives a personalized academic advisor to help them navigate college.

    Information Sessions

    • Information sessions will be held every Monday at 6:30 p.m.  
    • We are located in the C wing of Benson High School
    • Students and Families will hear about course offerings, rules of the school and more.
    • If available, please bring your transcript and any other pertinent school information. 
    • We require all applicants to attend with a parent or guardian.

    Clubs, Teams & Activities

    • Basketball
    • Aspire Program 
    • Field Trips

    Partners

    • PCC - Career Pathways
    • Multnomah Education Service District - TRIO Program
    • Multnomah County Health Department - 4REAL

    Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook

    Please click the below link to view the Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook.

    http://www.pps.net/Page/1065 

    Alliance High School at Benson Campus

    PPS News

    Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

    January 29, 2016

    The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.

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    PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

    January 28, 2016
    Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.
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    Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

    January 26, 2016
    The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.

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