Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Franklin High School

Home of the Quakers

5405 SE Woodward | Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (503) 916-5140 | Fax: (503) 916-2694

Ninth Grade Academy

The 9th grade academy is a group of small learning communities where students have teachers in common who provide support and get to know their students well.  Currently, our ninth grade academy consists of English, Math and Science classes.  There is also a support class for students who need extra help and extra time for assignments.

is a group of small learning communities where students have teachers in common who provide support and get to know their students well.  Currently, our ninth grade academy consists of English, Math and Science classes.  There is also a support class for students who need extra help and extra time for assignments.

The names of our four ninth grade academies come from Oregon rivers: Columbia, McKenzie, Rogue and Salmon. 

  • In English, 9th graders study both contemporary and classical literature and write in a variety of modes.
  • In Math, students take Algebra 1-2, Algebra 3-4, or Geometry, depending on their level.
  • In Science, all students take Biology classes.

For the 2012-2013 school year:

  • Columbia Academy: Dana Vinger (English), Trevor Butenhoff (Math), science instructor tbd
  • McKenzie Academy: Pam Garrett (English), Shauna Ewing (Math), Megan Whisnand (Science)
  • Rogue Academy:  Susie Brighouse (English), Roland Moore (Math), Gregg Heppner (Science)
  • Salmon Academy:  Mark Zimtbaum (English), Mary Jo Beeber (Math), Leila Ghodsi (Science)