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Centennial Park School

A place to belong. A way to achieve. - Centennial School District
Students seated & standing atop Keller Fountain

Blogging and Vlogging Around Portland

This quarter in Writing Around Portland, students are focusing on vlogging and blogging about destinations around Portland.  In the first week, students identified restaurants and places that they would like to experience.  Each week, we venture out into the city to try Learn More

Student dressed as mad scientist "Doc Brown"


  Science is buzzing at CPS! Environmental Science students are studying renewable sources of energy with wind turbines and solar panels. They are asking questions, designing tests, making inferences, and drawing connections to the world of technology that they live Learn More

Students onstage with The Shook Twins

All Shook Up

  Stepping into the foggy air of the Aladdin Theater, a group of students pushed themselves into the wall of amplified sound.  The drums were pounding, the guitars were jangling, the voices sweet and strong, but you couldn’t really understand Learn More

Students participating in Dance class

Our Generous Community Partners     

By Donna B.   April 11, 2018   Centennial Park School is fortunate to have the support of many people and organizations.  For the purpose of this article, I would like to give a shout out to Jassa Gunn. Kathryn Harden Learn More

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CPS qualifies as Title I school

As CPS heads in to the second half of the year, it does so with some exciting news on the horizon—we will be receiving some additional grant money due to our new status as a Title I school. This means Learn More

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2017 Volleyball

In December, CPS students successfully completed their third season of volleyball.  Donna Brent coached the team, with support was provided by Brianna Wilson and Liz Koetje.  Lupita Espinoza served as team captain.  Several alternative schools in the area partnered together Learn More

Multiracial Thumbs Up Against Blue Sky

Evening Program Revamp

Evening Program (formerly known as Night School) is changing it up a bit!   The goal is to strike a balance between building community through regular instructional classes and building initiative and independence through independent work time.   Our hours Learn More

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Bike Repair Class

Portland is known as a bike-friendly city–labeled a “Platinum Status Bike-Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists, Portland has the highest percentage of bicycle commuters of any major American city, 350 miles of bikeways, and 188 miles of bike Learn More

Picture of car on jack with wheel off

Advisor Students Design Advisory Curriculum

As adults, we’ve all been there. We’ve confronted countless situations for which we were unprepared. Flat tire? Nobody taught us how to deal with that. Been awhile since you’ve had a raise…nobody coached us how to approach that situation with Learn More