Welcome to Highland Magnet School at Kenwood !
Highland is a magnet school devoted to the Scottish Storyline method
of teaching. Our school's educational program focuses on strong
fundamentals in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. In
Storyline, these skills are developed and reinforced within a rich
tapestry of experiential activities.
Your child may be a detective searching for clues to solve a
mystery, live in a medieval castle overrun by rats, walk into a school
hallway misted in fog with desks turned over and debris everywhere in
the aftermath of a San Francisco earthquake, or prepare food for a new
restaurant about to open. The imaginative Storyline themes are
countless and your children will experience two or three major
storylines each year that will enliven, engage, and inspire them to
apply their academic knowledge and skills in real and practical ways.
As a parent, you'll be thrilled to see your child coming home eager
to share all the exciting details of what transpires during their
current Storyline. As an educator, you'll be awed by the way Storyline
incorporates instructional best practices of differentiation and
interdisciplinary learning into each and every school day. As an
administrator, you would be proud, as I am, of the impressive academic
gains made by Highland students as evidenced by our Oregon Report Card
grade of exceptional the last three years and having achieved Adequate
Yearly Progress (AYP) every year according to federal guidelines.
The Highland parent volunteer community is extremely active. You'll
find parents helping out in classrooms throughout the day, working on
PTO projects, and serving on Highland's School Site Council. We
encourage the adults (parents, grandparents, etc.) in our community to
share their skills and talents as your schedules allow. We are very
proud of our school and our pride is evident as soon as you walk
through the doors. So come join us! A new school year adventure is
about to begin…
Paul Dean, Principal