May 18, 2011
We are new to Portland and live within PPS but applied to Sauvie Island Academy, a new K-8 place-based and project-based charter school opening in the fall. (Sauvie Island School will close and the school district is leasing the building to the charter school.)
I found out that we were accepted! Since we weren't accepted to any of our other choices and I'm not thrilled with our neighborhood school, I'm really feeling like this is our best option but would love some feedback on the place-based teaching philosophy, teachers (they plan to hire the same teachers that are there now), the school community (the current students will remain), etc.
I know that they plan to grow the school by reserving a certain percentage of spots (20%?) for out-of-district students and at the school open house I heard that they may offer bussing from N/NW Portland.
Any insight would be appreciated!
14445 N.W. Charlton Road