Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Pioneer Special School Program logoPioneer Special School Program

Specially designed instruction to meet students' individual needs.

• Holladay Center (Elementary) • Youngson (Middle) •  Annex •

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Pioneer Special School Locations

Holladay Site
(kindergarden through 6th grade)
Holladay Annex
(9th grade through 12th grade)
Youngson Site
(6th grade through 9th grade)
 

School News & Announcements

Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)

Many students come to us after a long series of problems at home, at school, and in the community. In other settings they have been seen as either failures or victims. At Pioneer Special Schools we are adopting a skills-based approach that replaces the blaming and punishment/reward systems that children and their families have so often dealt with in the past. Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) is a way of teaching and parenting that makes use of every child’s wish to be understood and enlists him/her as a partner in developing skills for effective learning and living. It all begins with one premise:

Kids do well if they can.

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PPS News

Year two summer work: on time, on budget

August 28, 2014

Bond-funded summer improvement work at 12 schools is being completed on time and on budget to welcome students back Sept. 2 to Arleta, Beach, Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Chief Joseph K-3 Campus, Creston, Grout, Hosford, James John, King, Lane, Vernon and Woodlawn.

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Help students who've left reconnect to school

August 26, 2014
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Accelerating the increase in the graduation rate and getting all students to graduate prepared for college and career is a top priority for Superintendent Carole Smith. Now you can help. On Saturday Sept. 13 from 8:30 am to 1 pm, join PPS staff in visiting the homes of students who have left and help them Reconnect to Their Future. 
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PPS greets more than 500 new educators

August 21, 2014
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Portland Public Schools welcomed hundreds of new teachers Aug. 21 at New Teacher Orientation, where teachers met each other and district leaders and learned about everything from the Portland Association of Teachers to the student information system Synergy. 

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