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8th Grade Core
In 8th Grade Core students complete the 3-year process of transition from elementary school to high school. 8th Grade Core students spend just 3 periods out of their day with their Core Teacher and spend more time rotating to different teachers and classrooms. 8th Grade Core Teachers use their time as a final check to make sure that students are ready for the next step in their academic careers. A stronger focus on critical thinking, personal accountability, and clear voice permeates 8th Grade Core.
Major Areas of study in 8th Grade Core include:
Our Colonial Heritage
Revolution in the Colonies
Forming a New Nation
The Republic & Westward Expansion
The Union Challenged
Migration & Industrial Revolution
The Voice of the People
There are currently three 8th Grade Cores. These Core Classes are led by:
Portland Public Schools recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society. It is the policy of the Portland Public Schools Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.
District Title VI & Title IX Contact: Carolyn M. Leonard, Compliance (503-916-3183)
District 504 Contact: Tara Vargas, Student Services (503-916-2000, x71016)
American Disabilities Act Contact: Jeff Fish, Human Resources Legal Counsel (503-916-3246)
Portland Public Schools
501 North Dixon Street
Portland, Oregon, 97227-1807 - USA