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Reynolds School District
The Reynolds School District serves the cities of Troutdale, Fairview and Wood Village. There are 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, one alternative high school, an online academy and one comprehensive high school in the district.

Reynolds High School
Reynolds High School offers more course variety than any other school in Oregon. Due to enrollment of 2800 and the board’s commitment to offering career technical, professional and hands-on learning opportunities to our students many programs are viable, providing many unique learning opportunities. Reynolds High offers: AVID, college preparation, college credit earning opportunities; and high-quality professional, technical prep in career fields such as: Automotive Technology, Commercial Art, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Graphics, Hospitality, JROTC, Metals, Project Lead the Way: a nationally recognized pre-engineering program, Senior Inquiry, and Woods. Reynolds High School offers over 20 advanced placement sections in eleven courses, the state’s largest Advanced Placement program. Students who pass the Advanced Placement exam(s) can receive university credit. Up to 65 students in Senior Inquiry can earn up to 15 college credits that are fully transferable to any college or university in the Oregon University System.

Reynolds Learning Academy
Reynolds Learning Academy offers the Trading Up Program, a Bureau of Labor and Industries approved pre-apprenticeship program, and the Multnomah Youth Cooperative which provides field-based environmental restoration training.

Reynolds Online Academy
Reynolds Online Academy offers an accelerated high school program with access to athletics and activities at Reynolds High School.

If your business wants to partner with Reynolds Schools, please contact Justin Birmingham, Grants and Partnerships Coordinator at: jbirmingham@rsd7.net or (503) 661-7200.

Want to volunteer? Contact Jennifer Feil at (503) 661-7200 ext. 3223 or by email at: jfeil@rsd7.net.

Corbett School District

Corbett High School
Faculty and staff are committed to seeing the highest potential developed in every student. Curriculum is built around the College Board’s Advanced Placement program with learning standards both rigorous and in-depth. Corbett’s AP courses are carefully designed to stretch students and engage their minds and imaginations, and to accommodate the learning needs of all Corbett students, not just the elite. In Corbett we call this approach “AP for all”, and it means that every student enrolled in Corbett High School deserves the chance to work with big ideas and achieve their fullest potential. To do less would be to shirk our moral responsibility to our students.

Corbett High School is also devoted to empowering students to develop their full array of talents. The band has consistently ranked among the top ten bands in its league for a decade. Corbett’s fine art students routinely earn college credit for their work in the visual arts. Corbett students are able to compete in a large array of competitive athletic activities.

CAPS: Corbett Arts Program with Spanish
All classrooms are multi-age and embrace the continuous progress model already present in Corbett Schools on the main campus. Ideally, students stay with the same teacher for three years before moving on to the next level. Arts are integrated across the curriculum. All students receive classroom instruction in the regular disciplines infused with arts education as well as specific music instruction and Spanish instruction. ‘The arts’ is a broad domain that includes visual arts, drama, dance, and music and is used as a lens through which to view and understand the world and age appropriate curriculum as defined by the state.

Mt. Hood Community College
Established in 1968, the Mt. Hood Community College district comprises an area of about 950 square miles with a population of more than 314,000. The district is made up of three separate campuses, including the Gresham Campus, Maywood Park Campus, and the Bruning Center for Allied Health. The District also has numerous Head Start locations throughout the District, a Small Business Development Center, as well as a robust online education program.

For nearly 50 years, tens of thousands have students have chosen to pursue their higher education goals at Mt. Hood because of MHCC’s commitment to student success, evidenced by a broad range of support services. These include:

• Dozens of different transfer subject areas and career training programs

• Convenient access to light rail, buses and I-84

• Flexible class schedules

• Free parking

• One-on-one advising

• Professional instructors with relevant work experience

• Quality education at low cost

• Relaxed campus setting

• Services for economically disadvantaged and disabled students

• Small class size

• Tutoring

• Up-to-date facilities, computers and training equipment

MHCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is approved as a veterans training institution by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Discover the MHCC difference for yourself – visit www.mhcc.edu

ACE Academy, Educating for THE DESIGN-BUILD INDUSTRY
ACE Academy for Architecture, Construction and Engineering is a vehicle to fulfill Oregon Building Congress’s mission of “partnering with educators to increase the quality and diversity of entrants into the building industry.”

Providing a bridge between core academics and application within the professional technical arena, Ace Academy helps students understand the usefulness, or relevance, of their learning. Relevance will be achieved through pairing students with mentors from the industry, and pairing each student with a teacher who will serve as a counselor.

The ACE Academy welcomes high school students from all achievement levels who have completed the requirements for entrance into grade 11. Students who thrive in hands-on curriculum find the academy especially attractive.

ARCHITECT – Appealing to students with a propensity for creativity, design and aesthetics. Students learn the qualities of the successful architect; including math, science and English and will be prepared to enter university professional programs

CONSTRUCTION – Math and science come to life as students learn how to survey land, frame, build steps, weld, wire circuits and more! This course gives an overview of the 17 professions in the construction trades area including preparation, training, working conditions, career paths and the future of the trades.

ENGINEERING – ACE’s nationally recognized “Project Lead the Way” curriculum challenges students to problem solve and critically think about real design problems – while creating fun engineering solutions! Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems using a state of the art 3D solid modeling design software package. Students also pursue in-depth and hands-on knowledge of major engineering careers such as civil, mechanical and electrical as well as learn about communication, systems, analysis, design, and research.

Center for Advanced Learning
Opened in 2002, the Center for Advanced Learning (CAL) is a public charter high school program located within the Gresham-Barlow School District boundary. Focused on career technical education, CAL offers students access to transferable credits for both high school and college. Last year alone, more than 3,414 college credits were awarded to CAL students for free!

CAL business partners mentor students both in and outside of the classroom. Seniors can complete up to 50 hours (often more) of work-site experience. Juniors and seniors can access industry certification and the National Career Readiness Certificate. Our goal is to guide students to produce a resume built upon experiences gained through CAL classes, their college coursework, their work experience, and by obtaining certifications before completing high school.

Participating High School students from Centennial, Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds school districts interested in CAL choose from one of our industry-driven and college-accredited program areas: Computer Information Systems, Digital Media & Design, Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing, or Health Sciences: Medical or Dental. CAL juniors and seniors spend half of their “home” High School day at CAL, which allows them to maintain their commitment to core subjects not offered at CAL, sports and other student activities. Students can begin the CAL application process as early as December of their sophomore year. Current juniors may also apply to participate at CAL during their senior year. °

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