Middle School Learning Options
What Are Your Options?
The Beaverton School District is nationally recognized for its high student achievement and innovative programs. Beaverton middle school students have the opportunity to investigate learning options that best fit their academic needs. Students can choose their neighborhood middle school or one of a number of small learning options.
Neighborhood Middle Schools
: Cedar Park, Conestoga, Five Oaks, Highland Park, Meadow Park, Mountain View, Stoller and Whitford
Beaverton School District has eight neighborhood middle schools that support the intellectual, creative, social, emotional and physical growth of every student. Dedicated staff offers a rigorous education with many opportunities to explore special interests through elective offerings including Performing Arts and World Languages. Cedar Park Middle School is an accredited school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP) and Meadow Park Middle School is an MYP candidate school. In addition, Highland Park Middle School is a STEM Partnership School.
Beaverton Middle Schools focus on the unique needs and special characteristics of early adolescence to support students' academic growth and achievement. Students are automatically enrolled in their neighborhood school; no application is required. For more information about your neighborhood school, visit: BSD Middle Schools.
Middle 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.
Rachel Carson School of Environmental Science - Five Oaks Middle School at 1600 NW 173rd Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97006
The Rachel Carson School for Environmental Science (RC) welcomes 6-8 grade students with a high interest in the sciences. Working with a focus on environmental science and community service, students at RC experience a rigorous, integrated curriculum. Students participate in numerous curricular-based field experiences as part of the program. Contact: Rebecca Hall or Tammy Schrader 503.356.2600
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 11-12 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 IB World School authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP, grades 6-10) and the IB Diploma Program (DP, grades 11-12). ISB offers Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish emphasizing the importance of a global education, cultural understanding and responsible citizenship. The curriculum focuses on the skills of learning how to learn, question and communicate. ISB also embraces intellectual rigor, intercultural respect, service to the local and world communities and the promise of a peaceful world. Contact: ISB 503.356.3690
Additional Middle School Learning Options
Beaverton's three K-8 programs provide academically rigorous instructional programs in small community environments. While families from Aloha-Huber Park K-5, Raleigh Hills K-5 and Springville K-5 have first priority for 6-8 grade enrollments, applications are accepted from families across the District.
Aloha-Huber Park K-8 (AHP) - 5000 SW 173rd Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97078
Aloha-Huber Park K-8 opened in September of 2006. Its program has a strong emphasis on humanities and cultural study. AHP offers a two-way Spanish immersion strand K-8. All 6-8 grade students are offered a class in World Language. AHP is known for its strong neighborhood connections. While applications are accepted from across the District, there are very few openings for students outside the AHP attendance area. Contact: Aloha-Huber Park 503.356.2000
Raleigh Hills K-8 - 5225 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland, 97225
Raleigh Hills K-8 is a Beaverton School
District Options School Program for students in grades 6-8. The small student
enrollment (approximately 60 students at each grade level) makes it possible
for staff to forge strong relationships with students and their families. With
these strong relationships, students feel valued and supported academically and
socially. In addition to core curriculum in language arts, social studies,
math, and science, Raleigh Hills' elective program offers band or choir,
Spanish, physical education, library/media and an award-winning technology program.
Technology is used in innovative ways to promote deep thinking and authentic,
collaborative and creative problem solving. While applications are accepted
from across the district, Raleigh Hills fifth grade students receive priority
to enroll in the middle school program. Non-Raleigh Hills students may apply
for these spots through the BSD lottery process. Contact: Raleigh Hills 503.356.2160
Springville K-8 – 6655 NW Joss Avenue, Portland, OR 97229
Springville K-8 School opened in September of 2009. It serves students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Students are able to apply to attend grades 6-8 as a learning option. Springville K-8 is a student-centered school in which inquiry-based education called Expeditionary Learning is the focus. Students learn in small, teacher-led investigative teams that foster communication, engagement, research skills, critical thinking and problem solving. Contact: Springville 503.356.2480
How Do I Apply?
The application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year has now closed.
How Do I Find Out More?
• Ask your counselor, teacher or principal about your learning options.
• Investigate your neighborhood middle school.
• Talk to other students who currently attend your neighborhood middle school or the option school in which you are interested.
• Plan a site visit – Open House Information