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The Odyssey Program is a history focus option for Portland Public Schools (PPS) housed at Hayhurst School in SW Portland.
This unique learning experience offers experiential learning where students explore literature, writing, science, geography, art, drama and more through the exciting lens of role-playing in a series of historical eras. The program includes visual and performing arts, extended field studies, team-based learning, leadership training, and multi-age classrooms for grades K-1-2, 3-4-5 and 6-7-8. It is a small, motivated learning community with rigorous academics emphasizing problem solving, communication skills, and discovery. Students are guided by award winning teachers and a highly active parent/volunteer community, and the program has a history of excellent results where students have consistently outperformed district averages on all benchmark exams.
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The Odyssey Program is a special type of Portland Public School, known as a Focus Option Program. As such, it is open to all PPS as well as out of district students and families. If you are interested in applying to attend Odyssey, please:
1. Attend an Informational Night.
This is a mandatory step in the process of applying to Odyssey. At the information night you will be asked to fill out a statement of understanding, which indicates that you have attended an Info Night and understand what the Odyssey Program is.
2. Submit a PPS application form, listing Odyssey as your first choice school.
You may complete and submit your application online at the PPS Website or in person by mail to the PPS Enrollment and Transfer Office. Please visit the PPS website for further important details about the Transfer and Enrollment Process, as it relates to your application to Odyssey.
3. Read and sign the Odyssey Statement of Understanding (as described above in #1) and return it to the Hayhurst School office.
4. If you have any other questions regarding the Odyssey application process, transfer or enrollment, please either contact the Hayhurst School office or the PPS Enrollment and Transfer office.
2014 Information Nights for the Odyssey Program
The Odyssey Program is open to all PPS students as well as out of district students and families. We encourage all interested parents to attend one of our upcoming Odyssey informational nights. You must attend one meeting if you plan to enroll for the next school year.
The focus option application window is February 3rd - March 7th.
Information Nights for the Odyssey Program
Wednesday, February 12th, 6:00-7:45pm
Wednesday, February 26th, 6:00-7:45pm
Tuesday, March 11th: 6:00-7:45pm (please note that this is after the deadline to apply)
Kindergarten Round Up for the Odyssey Program is February 19th, 6:00 - 7:30pm