Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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2245 NE 36th Ave | Portland, OR 97212
Phone: (503) 916-5160 | Fax: (503) 916-2695

Accelerated Options

Acceleration Strategies/Methods

Differentiation strategies in place within our school’s classrooms include:
  • Using pre-assessment to inform instruction
  • Flexible grouping
  • Curriculum compacting
  • Tiered lessons
  • Higher level questioning
  • Independent projects, acceleration through AP and Honors classes are also available.

Methods for continued support:
Additionally, pre-assessment or on-going formative assessments are used to help inform instruction. Teachers document the type of Pre-Assessments they use specifically in their syllabi. Some examples are:

  • Know, Would like to learn, Learned
  • Observation
  • Quizzes
  • Learning logs
Differentiation strategies are found in a Teachers course syllabi.

How does PPS determine a student needs acceleration?

  • Students demonstrate proficiency on Pre and Post Assessments
  • Through Parent, Student and Counselor recommendations and expressed interest in advanced work
  • If student is already working at or above grade level in one or a number of areas.  

Options for Acceleration

The following options for acceleration are available at our school:

  • Taking classes both on and off campus
  • Subject acceleration in classroom using higher grade materials
  • Attending a class off site, online courses or taking classes beyond age level peers
  • Credit by Exam
  • AP and Honors or duel credit courses are other options
How does a student access acceleration options?
Students who wish to access acceleration options can do so by talking with their counselor, any administrator and/or their teacher. 

Acceleration Options & Services

Off campus acceleration options: Additional services available for TAG students:
  • Mentorships
  • Speech and Debate
  • Drama
  • Model United Nations
  • Mock Trial
  • Art Club
  • DECA
  • Yearbook and school news magazine
  • Many other options are listed in the Course Guide or by watching the Daily Bulletin and TAG Bulletin Board
Students should see their counselor, or an administrator to find out more.

Nomination Process

Characteristics of Talented and Gifted Student 

Nominations are now open and forms are available at Identification - Talented and Gifted - Portland Public Schools

Contact us for more information,
Grant HS TAG Coordinator
Kristyn Westphal 
Grant High School
Counseling Office 
District TAG Office