Why do families prefer North Clackamas Schools?
“It’s a big district, but it feels small”
Those were the words expressed by one parent, but it reflects the comments of many parents when asked about their experience of North Clackamas Schools. Here are some other reasons why families prefer North Clackamas Schools:
• Personalized education: North Clackamas teachers work to meet individual needs and learning styles, whether a student needs extra help or a greater challenge. Our experienced and highly qualified teachers understand the importance of differentiated learning and work to develop each child's strengths while addressing challenges.
• Community involvement: With more than 7,000 volunteers, North Clackamas Schools is the top volunteer organization in Clackamas County. Dozens of community partners help the schools provide a variety of opportunities for students and families.
• A combination of opportunities unique to North Clackamas:
From helping students study health fields to culinary arts and fire science, North Clackamas features the first professional-technical program in Oregon at Sabin-Schellenberg Center (SSC).
The county’s first International Baccalaureate program is available at Rex Putnam High.
Music, PE, and counseling are offered at every school and North Clackamas is one of only 11 districts offering orchestra.
El Puente and Riverside elementary schools offer dual-immersion Spanish bilingual programs. Sojourner offers multiple-intelligence elementary learning. New Urban High School offers a small school alternative to large comprehensive high schools.
Thanks to partnership with the Right Brain Initiative, 17 North Clackamas elementary schools focus learning around art projects. Check out this video of kids learning through the program.
High schools offer more than 140 electives for students, far more than most other high schools.
Each year North Clackamas students earn more than 5,000 hours in college credit.
Students are given the opportunity to participate in dozens of sports and activities.
To learn more about North Clackamas Schools, go to www.nclack.k12.or.us or call Joe Krumm at 503-353-6017.