For incoming freshman
Where: Grant Library
All 8th graders currently taking Algebra need to take this assessment. If the test has not been administered at your school, please come. The test should take under an hour.
Thanks to increased district funding to high schools!
If your student is interested in adding one of the new classes to his/her schedule, s/he will need a parent signature on the verification form. As with all courses, some may be more popular than others, and forecasting does not guarantee that students will be able to enroll in every class they have selected, but we will place as many students into each course as possible. Students are able to drop in to see counselors any day this week (their last opportunity will be this Friday, May 24th), to meet with counselors regarding course additions. Additional specific instructions are on the verification form your student received.
New courses available include:
Robotics & Coding, Computer Programming, Hip-Hop Dance, Sculpture, Printmaking, Women in the Arts, and Dual-Credit Anatomy & Physiology.
Students are able to enroll in up to eight classes and take more than one course in a given subject area (science, math, etc.). Please contact your counselor/your student's counselor if you have any questions.
We are so excited that your student will be joining us in Fall 2013.
As we build the schedule, counselors will use the first choice elective listed on the forecasting sheet as the students' eighth class choice. As is always true with building schedules, some classes may be more frequently requested than others, and there is a capacity limit on individual classes. We will place as many students into available electives as space will allow. Counselors will be able to assist with any questions you may have about individual student schedules after incoming freshmen receive schedules and counselor assignments in August.
We look forward to seeing your students soon.
VP, Grant High School
Grant High School needs your help!
As you may be aware, the school budget scenario for next year is grim. While the current school budget represents a more stable level of funding, even with the recent changes the current level of school funding does not prevent teacher cuts at Grant, it only means cutting fewer staff. Seniority rules mean that our newest teachers are often the most vulnerable, including;
Jeremy Reinholt, our rising new Constitution Team teacher
John Eiseman, our new and fantastic Choir teacher
Kate Brandy, who is an amazing sophomore English teacher
and others. Foundation donations mean we can keep these fabulous teachers in their programs.
Grant High School needs a minimum of $250 - $500 per family to keep teachers next year. Of course, not everyone can give at that level, so we hope that those who are able to will give more than that. So far this year, we have raised $135,000, out of our goal of $250,000. Now we need everyone to pitch in and give as generously as they can by June 1. If you have employer match through your work, give that way too.
2 ways to give:
- Give on-line at www.allhandsraised.org, designate Grant HS.
- Or, drop off a check at the Grant main office, 2245 NE 36th Ave, 97212.
You can significantly and immediately impact the classes Grant can offer. Make a contribution today.
Mary Jaron Kelley and Madeline Kokes
Matinee: May 18, at 2:00 P.M.
Where: Grant H.S. Auditorium
Grant Performing Arts Department proudly presents The Wiz.
Tickets go on sale in box office at lunch starting Friday, May 10, from the office and at the door.
The team includes:
|Leah Alpern||Ella Ben-Zaken||Alan Chan|
|Annelies Cowan||Jane Crabtree||Claire Eldredge-Burns|
|Nina Greene||Nate Grein||Morgan Grover|
|Ada Harris||Madeleine Kaczmarowski||Parkes Kendrick|
|James Knudsen||Kathleen Kohl||Miriam Kohn|
|Mac Larsen||Anna Learn||Lauren Meininger|
|Anayeli Nieves-Alvez||Emily Olson||Adam Penrose|
|Ricky Rojas-Echenique||Austin Shaff||Mariah Shriner|
|Gaelen Snell||Halley Steiner||Jake Stein-Ross|
|Jacob Sutter||Simon Swifter||Daniel Thatcher|
|Dylan Tingley||Emily Turner||Grace Williams|
|1st / 5th period||8:05||-
|2nd / 6th period||9:30||-
|3rd / 7th period||11:35||-
|4th / 8th period||1:00||-
|1st / 5th period||8:05||-
|2nd / 6th period||9:40||-
|3rd / 7th period||11:55||-
4th / 8th period
Answers to just a few of the numerous questions regarding Grant High School's modernization plans.
- Grant High School design activities are currently expected to begin in the summer of 2015. Design is a total of about 17 months, but it is the first 7 months where the entire community will be asked to participate in design workshops.
- Grant High School modernization construction will begin June 2017 and be completed by September 2019.
- If your child is going to be a freshman in September 2013, your child will graduate from Grant High School at 2245 NE 36th Avenue in June 2017.
- If your child is going to be a freshman in September 2014, 2015 or 2016, your child will begin high school at Grant High School's current location, but begin their 2017-2018 school year at the interim site, which has yet to be determined. There will be a public conversation about interim site options during the early stages of the design activities. The interim site will be called Grant High School while Grant students are in attendance.
- If your child is in the graduating class of 2018 or 2019, your child will complete their high school career at the interim location, which will be called Grant High School while your child is in attendance.
- If your child is in the graduating class of 2020 or beyond, your child will graduate from the fully modernized Grant High School at 2245 NE 36th Avenue.
For further information, please contact the Office of School Modernization:
Phone: 503-916-2000 ext.: 74 212
We have been receiving some inquiries about opting out of OAKS testing. We want to make sure you are aware that students are required by the state to meet OAKS requirements in Reading, Writing, and Math (based on year of high school entry) in order to graduate. There are some alternate ways of meeting OAKS requirements; we are including them for your reference in the attached table.
View the Quick Guide to OAKS & Essential Skills Requirements (PDF)
View the OAKS Opt-Out Form (PDF)
VP, Grant High School
|Alg 1-2, French 1-4||5||After School:
|Math, Chemistry, Latin||4||Lunch:
|Algebra 1-4 and Geometry||5||Lunch:
|Math (all levels)||6||After School:
|Math (all levels) and French||6||Lunch:
|Alg 1-4, Geometry, Japanese, English, Biology 1-2||4||After School:
Tutors can work with up to five students at a time. Tutoring help is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Where: Tiffany Center
After our esteemed Grant Constitution Team won the State Competition last week we realized that Prom was on the same weekend that the Constitution Team would be gone in Washington D.C. competing at the national level. As a result of this conflict, we have changed the date of Prom to Friday May 31st. The Prom will still be held at the Tiffany Center in Downtown Portland and will run from 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Thank you for your understanding.
Please click on the image above to download the full document (PDF).
Announcements from the Principal
Wednesday April 17th: Principal Orlen invites you to attend a meeting in the Grant High School Library to share her understanding of how Superintendent Smith’s proposed budget will impact our school for the 2013-14 school year.
Meeting time: 6:00 P.M.
Come to one of our Grant Foundation House Parties! The house parties are a great example of how our community acts locally (in their own living rooms!) to help our students have more teachers and courses to choose from. We have 15 families who have volunteered to host these parties and I hope to see you attend at least one.
This is the largest fundraising event of this kind of the year. Last year we raised over $175,000! I cannot stress enough how crucial these funds will be for next year. Even if we reach our goal of raising $250,000, it will not compensate for all the years of cuts – but it will make an enormous difference! Help make that difference. It’s only something that can be done if everyone pitches in.
Apply for next year!
Grant High School
503-916-5160 ext. 75610
Where: Wilshire Park
- NE 33rd Avenue and NE Shaver Street
For more information, contact the Grant High School Alumni Association at grantalumni@AOL.com
Be sure to check out the class reunions page. There have been several updates and changes to a few reunions. Check to see if you have a reunion this year.
Click here to go to the Alumni page.