Each of our four schools have a slightly different focus and student population. Below is a brief description of each school:
One of our longest running programs in the Portland area, currently experiencing its first relocation in 23 years of continued service. Students served at this location are primarily those that have not found success within the Portland Public School District. The students that come to us are in search of an alternative program with smaller class size and integrated curriculum to earn a high school diploma. Students receive quality instruction in all classes required to complete an Oregon diploma. In order to bridge the gap between high school and post-secondary education, McCoy Academy offers ASPIRE; a state-funded program which provides transition services to Oregon students. Additionally, students are given the opportunity to tour various colleges, universities, and vocational training sites.
This program, housed in the Molalla High School building, has a large, self contained classroom. It offers students a standard Oregon diploma through a combination of direct instruction of integrated curriculum and independent work. Students are able to earn more credit than the average student through their own dedication and persistence. In our small environment, students receive one-on-one academic support and mentoring with our staff. Students also have the opportunity to be involved in projects such as participating in scientific inquiry, and hands-on activities located off-campus.
The Scappoose Academy was established in 2014 in collaboration with the Scappoose High School (Columbia County, Oregon) to provide a smaller classroom size and more one on one instruction with students. The program is contracted with Rainer, Scappoose, and Vernonia school districts to provide educational services to youth 9th thru 12th grades with a maximum of 20 students. Two sessions are provided, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m, Monday thru Friday. Referrals are done through the school districts.
Our most recent program, opened on September 2017, housed at the old district building in Vernonia, continues with the long tradition of serving area students with the highest quality alternative education they deserve. More information on this program will be posted soon.