Helping Ninth Graders Stay on Track
GET THE NINTH GRADE COUNTS (NCG) SUMMER 2022 PROGRAM GUIDE
Learn about the many free & low-cost summer transition programs for incoming ninth graders in Portland & Multnomah County running this summer. All programs will offer active participants the opportunity to earn 0.5 elective credit towards high-school graduation.
Note: Info in the guide is subject to change, so we recommend confirming details directly with the program.
WHY NINTH GRADE COUNTS MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR STUDENTS
Students who complete Ninth Grade Counts:
+ Earn more credit during ninth grade
+ Attend school more consistently
+ Graduate at a higher rate
Collaboration is essential to helping students start high school strong, and the summer is a critical opportunity to build a bridge from junior high. For over a decade, schools and community partners have teamed up through the Ninth Grade Counts (NGC) partnership with a commitment to identify and engage the students who will benefit most from an extra boost into high school. Participants in NGC programs are given the opportunity to earn .5 credit to get a jumpstart on their 9th grade year.
2022 NCG Summer Program Providers:
Other Ninth Grade Counts Partners:
Campus Compact of Oregon
Multnomah County Library
Northwest Evaluation Association
Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette
Ninth Grade Counts Finds a New Way to Shine (Case Study)
Learn how AHR brought district partners together to shift program criteria to address the COVID-19 lockdown and its multiple effects on students.