Portland High School

 Students - Welcome to the first day of “in-person” learning for the spring semester at PHS.

For all students that are supposed to be coming to "in-person" classes at PHS, we will be on the extended Hybrid schedule starting on Monday January 11, 2021. Student with last names that start with the letters A-K will attend “in-person” classes at PHS on Mondays and Thursdays. Students with last names that start with the letters L-Z will attend “in-person” classes at PHS on Tuesdays and Fridays. ALL students will be learning remotely from home on Wednesdays just like the way we started the semester January 6-8.

For all students that are supposed to be learning through the Sumner Virtual Academy, you should log in to your Clever Account and work on your Edgenuity classes. Make sure you keep up with deadlines and work on your classes every day. The rule of thumb is about 1 hour per class or 4-6 hours per day. You do not want to get behind - trust me. If you get behind it is almost impossible to catch up. If there are issues with your class schedule or you are falling behind please email your counselor and let them know what is going on so they can try to help you. Don't feel afraid to reach out for help. You can also find resources and help at the Sumner Virtual Academy website: https://virtual.sumnerschools.org/


David E. Woods

Principal - Portland High School


Help to get started:

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Mission Statement

Portland High School will strive to engage learners through unique, diverse, and differentiated opportunities, connect students to lifelong skills and trades to enhance college and career readiness, and empower students and teachers to embrace leadership and service roles in their local community.

Vision statement

Portland High School commits to graduating college and career ready students who will serve as productive citizens for the community.


All of us play a part in making this mission and vision come true.



  • Contribute to a safe, encouraging environment that emphasizes and promotes literacy.
  • Use their literacy strategies to learn and problem solve as a life skill.
  • Interact with rigorous content and texts the majority of each school day.
  • Demonstrate personal accountability and ownership for their educational growth and college and career goals.
  • Contribute to and take pride in their school, activities, and achievement.


  • Will be life-long learners who will effectively use professional learning communities to drive achievement in the areas of literacy and numeracy by sharing best practices, revising lesson plans, developing powerful common assessments, and using data to address individual needs.
  • Will utilize cross-curricular and community connections to assist students in solving real-world problems.
  • Will create supportive and challenging classroom cultures that promote student risk-taking.


  • Commits to providing authentic learning experiences so that students are engaged in academics, have opportunities to develop character and are prepared to contribute to the community.
  • Will foster an atmosphere of mutual respect that promotes collaborative discussions in order to provide consistent educational outcomes based on recognized academic standards and analysis of data.
  • Will engage in purposeful communication with students, family, and community that cultivates a culture for student success and results.
  • Will set high expectations and hold themselves and other stakeholders accountable for measurable results.
  • Will provide access and equity in the use of facilities, materials, and technology for instruction.


  • Are invested in productive partnerships that promote high levels of relevant and authentic learning and develop student leadership potential.
  • Will strategically utilize outside resources to support student learning.
  • Will have ready access to monitor and support student progress