Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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Specially designed instruction to meet students' individual needs.

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

Pioneer Special School Locations

Holladay Site
(kindergarden through 6th grade)
Pioneer High School 
(9th grade through 12th grade)
Youngson Site
(5th 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

Senior scholars shine

May 21, 2015
A young man in a blue shirt smiles.

Several stand-out PPS graduates have landed major national scholarships.
 

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PPS and PTA cheer on volunteers

May 21, 2015
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PPS and the Portland Council PTA joined together at the annual Volunteer Celebration Dinner May 20 to honor the service of countless community members.

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PPS congratulates new board members

May 21, 2015

Portland Public Schools will be welcoming four new school board members in July, following results of the May 19 election. 

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