Kaiser employees provide Mt. Scott with facility facelift

Mt. Scott Learning Center’s facility received an “extreme makeover” on January 18th, courtesy of more than 100 Kaiser Permanente employee volunteers. Kaiser selected Mt. Scott as one of its project sites for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Employee teams painted, cleaned, organized, built planter boxes, and landscaped […]

Mt. Scott building receives exterior makeover

Mt. Scott Learning Center achieved a long-standing goal this summer by completing an exterior painting and window makeover of its historic school building in SE Portland. The extensive project began with the replacement of the building’s aging and deteriorating main level windows with new, custom-designed, energy-efficient windows that reflect the […]

Mt. Scott hosts neighborhood tree planting event

Mt. Scott Learning Center was excited and honored to host Friends of Trees’ Creston-Kenilworth/Foster-Powell/Reed/Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood-wide tree planting event on Saturday, January 16th. Mt. Scott served as the “base camp” for approximately 200 volunteers that met at the school, sorted into planting crews, and planted 215 trees around the neighborhoods. […]

PlayWrite partnership kicks off 12th season

Mt. Scott Learning Center’s partnership with PlayWrite, Inc. kicked off its 12th season this fall with a successful workshop culminating in a final performance December 13th at the Ellyn Bye Studio Theater at Portland Center Stage. The workshop teamed eight Mt. Scott students with PlayWrite coaches in a carefully structured two-week residency where […]

Community groups provide extreme makeover

Filling the gap: WHEN THE COMMUNITY STEPS IN TO MEET THE NEED   The summer of 2016 provided some amazing and humbling examples of how community support impacts the success of Mt. Scott Learning Center and the services we are able to provide to struggling youth in the Portland area. […]

Students participate in teambuilding activities

Mt. Scott junior students and staff once again participated in a fun and exhilarating teambuilding activity this fall at Youth With A Mission (YWAM) ropes course in south Salem. The ropes course is a variety of obstacles designed to encourage participants to work together in order to accomplish specific goals. Each element is […]

Service Learning Program Connects with Community

The link between classroom education and its application to solving problems becomes evident through service learning projects. Key elements of effective service learning programs include needs assessment, meaningful service, structured reflection, celebration and recognition, and evaluation. Mt. Scott Learning Center (MSLC) strives to connect students with their local communities. Our […]

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Mt. Scott Learning Center utilizes Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) to support the positive academic, social and behavioral growth for all students. PBIS is a framework or approach that is used by the entire school staff and is founded on the assumption and belief that all children can exhibit […]

Parent Praise

Deanna “My youngest daughter, who has high functioning autism, was actually recommended to Mt Scott Learning Center’s middle/high school by her speech pathologist. I cannot praise this school or its staff enough. Both of my daughters go to Mt. Scott and are ‘A’ students and thriving. “I know if we […]