High School Learning Options
What Are Your Options?
The Beaverton School District is nationally recognized for its high student achievement and innovative programs. Beaverton high school students have the opportunity to investigate learning options that best fit their academic needs. Students can choose their neighborhood high school or one of a number of small learning options.
Neighborhood High Schools
Aloha, Beaverton, Southridge, Sunset and Westview High Schools
Beaverton School District has five neighborhood high schools that provide challenging, meaningful educational options and extracurricular opportunities for each student. Strong academic offerings include World Languages, International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) classes and honors options. Students can participate in athletics, drama, band, choir, art, leadership and club activities, as well as community service. College Career Centers support students in post-high school planning and the student bodies represent the richness of the culture and diversity in our community. Students are automatically enrolled in their neighborhood school; no application is required. For more information about your neighborhood school, visit: BSD High Schools
High School Learning Options
The following interest-based schools require an application. The application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year has now closed. Transportation is provided to all BSD Learning Options.
Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA) – 11375 SW Center Street, Beaverton, OR 97005
Founded in 1992, ACMA is a publicly funded arts magnet serving students in grades 6-12. Students are attracted to ACMA because they possess a skill, are proficient, or show strong potential in one of the arts. At ACMA students receive a rigorous academic program combined with rich pre-professional experiences in an array of artistic disciplines. The combination of high expectations and an art-focused curriculum produces graduates who are well prepared for post-secondary study in a wide range of pursuits, both within and outside of the arts. Contact: ACMA 503.356.3670
Health Science School (HS2) – 18640 NW Walker Road, Beaverton, OR 97006
HS2 serves students in grades 6-12 and is open to all students with an interest in science, medicine and engineering. HS2 is a powerful learning community in a small school setting for students from all social, cultural and economic backgrounds. As a part of this college prep program, students learn in small, teacher-led investigative teams that foster communication, engagement, research skills, critical thinking and problem solving. Students are able to earn college credit in grades 11 and 12, and will be prepared to pursue a career in the science, health, or engineering professions. In addition, there are opportunities for health career certification courses after school and during the evening for seniors. HS2 seniors may also participate in internship rotations at local hospitals, medical facilities and research labs. Contact: HS2 503.356.3630
International School of Beaverton (ISB) – 17770 SW Blanton Street, Beaverton, OR 97078
ISB is an International Baccalaureate World School authorized to offer the IB Middle Years Program (MYP, grades 6-10) and the IB Diploma Program (DP, grades 11-12). The International Baccalaureate Program is a rigorous standardized worldwide curriculum enhanced with World Languages including Chinese, Japanese, or Spanish. At ISB, students experience regular presentations and/or dialogue sessions about international topics presented by international visitors and community members. International perspectives and critical thinking skills are emphasized and promoted throughout the rigorous curriculum. In addition, students are required to engage in individual research, inquiry into the theory and nature of knowledge, and to participate in community service and action projects. The Middle Years Program at ISB prepares students for the Diploma Program, a rigorous pre-university course of studies, leading to examinations that meet the needs of highly motivated secondary school students. Contact: ISB 503.356.3690
School of Science and Technology (SST) – Capital Center, 18640 NW Walker Road, Beaverton, OR 97006
SST is a science magnet school for 9-12 grade students who enjoy learning, and desire an educational focus on science, math and technology. Course offerings include life science, physical and earth sciences, math and computers, as well as a rich variety of language arts and social studies classes. Spanish is the world language offered. Writing, critical-thinking and discussion skills are developed in all classes. High expectations, regular homework and challenging projects help students develop their minds, while fieldwork and 12th grade internships expand learning beyond the school walls. The small school setting fosters a strong community between teachers and students. SST students enjoy extra activities such as dances, Drama, Mock Trial, Science Fair, Ultimate Frisbee and more. While SST attracts many TAG students, many students without the TAG designation have talents and gifts that enrich SST. Contact: SST 503.356.3630
Additional High School Learning Options
Partial Day Option Programs
Students sign up for the following programs as part of their regular high school forecasting/enrollment process for the next academic year. A one-page application for Health Careers, Automotive Technology, Terra Nova Field Biology and Terra Nova Applied Chemistry can be found in your school counseling office, or HERE.
- The application must be returned, with your completed high school forecasting form, to your school counselor according to the high school forecasting deadline date. See your high school counselor for application information.
Health Careers - Beaverton High School – 13000 SW 2nd Street, Beaverton, OR 97005
Health Careers, offering a foundation for future health care professionals, is the District's extremely successful and oldest option program. For over 40 years, this 2-year partial day program for 11-12 grade students from all BSD comprehensive high schools, has been preparing students for future health careers. The goal of the program is to guide students in the exploration of the health care field to help them make informed decisions about their futures. Students receive carefully chosen clinical experiences in hospitals, medical facilities and private practices. Other program goals include professional behaviors, ethical confidentiality, personal responsibility and reliability. Students also have the opportunity to obtain college credit, complete a Nursing Assistant I training program, earn their Red Cross first-aid and CPR certifications and still have the advantage of participating in the academic and extracurricular life of their home high school. Students sign up for Health Careers 1, or Advanced Health Careers, as part of the regular high school forecasting/enrollment process. Contact: Beaverton High School 503.356.2830
Automotive Technology - Aloha High School – 18550 SW Kinnaman Road, Beaverton, OR 97078
-OPEN HOUSE, FEBRUARY 22ND, 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Automotive Technology is designed for students in grades 11-12 who intend to pursue training after high school in automotive technology or related fields. It is the only high school program in Oregon accredited through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The curriculum is based on NATEF standards and includes brakes, electrical, steering, suspension and engine performance. Students are invited to participate in the following competitions: Ford AAA, Skills USA and the Portland Metro New Car Dealer Association Content with opportunities to win scholarships and tools. The Auto Tech program models the demands of the industry with 50% hands-on experience and 50% academic content. Students have opportunities to participate in site visits and industry activities including job shadows and summer internships. Classes are held at the Aloha High School Automotive Shop. Contact: Aloha High School 503.356.2760
Terra Nova Field Biology/Sustainable Foods – Terra Nova Farm - 10351 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229
Field Biology is a team-taught course for students in grades 10-12. This lab-based hands-on course covers the foundational principals of modern life through the lens of sustainable agriculture at the Terra Nova Farm. Students will work outside and in the classroom learning field biology techniques as well as modern biology laboratory techniques. All Oregon state standards for Biology, Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design are integrated into the course. Course content will include the studies of biochemistry, cellular processes, genetics, evolution, sustainability and ecology. Technological, historical, political, and environmental aspects of biology and sustainability will be addressed. Content learned in physics and chemistry courses is built upon and expanded on in a biological context. Critical thinking, research, communication and analysis are emphasized. This class is taught at the Terra Nova School of Sustainability; transportation is provided. Contact: Field Biology/Sustainable Foods 503.356.3710
Terra Nova Applied Chemistry/Sustainable Foods – Terra Nova Farm - 10351 NW Thompson Road, Portland, OR 97229
Applied Chemistry is a team-taught course for students in grades 9-12. Students will work on our farm and in our kitchen to experience chemistry first hand. Since chemistry is part of our everyday lives our goal is to learn and experience chemistry through experimentation and engineering. The lab based course will show students how chemistry can be found in cooking pasta, pickling a cucumber, engineering soil to have the correct nutrient profile, and preparing a salad dressing that doesn't separate. This is a project-based course. Students will be taught and research principles of chemistry first. Once they have a solid foundation of content knowledge it will be applied to projects and engineering projects. This is lab based authentic learning. The end result of a project might be the perfect loaf of bread or growing medium for plant tissue cultures. Each student will learn content, use that content and reflect on the process. Students here will touch, feel, taste and grow using chemistry as their guide. This class is taught at the Terra Nova School of Sustainability; transportation is provided. Contact: Applied Chemistry/Sustainable Foods 503.356.3710
GED – Contact your high school for more information.
High School Revolving Application Programs
The following high school programs accept applicants throughout the year, generally at the beginning of a quarter, trimester or semester. See your high school counselor or contact the school for more information.
Community School - Merlo Campus – 1841 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton, OR 97003
Community School is a full day program for students in grades 9-12 who need more support in school. It is a small, nurturing school community with close ties between teachers and students. Students build self-confidence that culminates in a senior exhibition or capstone project. Community School also includes the Continuing Education Program for Young Parents (CEYP). Students graduate with a BSD diploma. Applications are accepted at the beginning of each trimester or quarter, and students may earn 6 credits per year. See your high school counselor for application information. Contact: Merlo Campus 503.356.3650
Early College High School (ECHS) – Portland Community College (PCC) Rock Creek – 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR 97229
ECHS is a unique opportunity for students to blend high school and college in a personalized and rigorous education program at Rock Creek and Sylvania campuses. Students must be willing to make a two-year commitment to the program and attend PCC full-time. Students manage their own schedules and take regular college courses with other PCC students. ECHS staff, located on the Rock Creek campus, provide a system of support and career guidance. Every student takes orientation classes and career development coursework. Eligible students are in 11th grade, 12th grade or 16 years of age. They are approved to attend by their home high school and accepted to college through PCC's application process. It is possible for students to earn a high school diploma, an Associate's Degree or up to two years of college credit. Applications are taken at the beginning of each college quarter.
Students currently attending a Beaverton District High School can obtain an application from their high school counselor.
Students not currently enrolled in a district High School can contact the Early College office at 971-722-7473 for more information regarding the application process. Contact: ECHS at PCC Rock Creek: 971.722.7473