To earn a Portland Public Schools Standard diploma, students need to successfully complete the credit requirements(24 credits), demonstrate proficiency in the Essential Skills, and meet the personalized learning requirements required by the State of Oregon. Students need to work closely with our counselor to make sure they are on track to graduate. Graduation requirements may be updated based on ODE guidelines. Make sure to talk to your counselor about your plan.
The Portland Public School District requires that students be in attendance for four full years (Grades 9 through 12) under normal circumstances. In some cases, it may be educationally advisable for a given student to meet graduation requirements with less than four full years’ attendance. This decision should come about only as the result of a planned program. Families who are interested in discussing such a program must contact their student’s counselor prior to the end of the junior year. Early graduation proposals must be approved in advance of the senior year by the building principal.
We host an information night in February where seniors and their families will hear information specific to seniors such as applying to college, filling out the FAFSA and details about graduation.
Class of 2022
The Class of 2022 will be unenrolled from OLA as soon as they have earned full credits for graduation. Then, the student will be immediately re-enrolled in their neighborhood high school in order to graduate and walk with their class. The Class of 2023 and beyond will graduate from OLA.