Alternative Pathways, a program of the Multnomah Education Service District, is an educational program designed to assist alternative high school students who are the first in their family to go to college, are from low-income families, and/or who have the potential to succeed in postsecondary education. Our goal is to increase the number of youth who graduate from high school or earn a GED and enroll in a postsecondary institution. To achieve that goal we provide students with academic, career, social, and cultural opportunities. We have been in alternative high schools throughout Portland since 1998.
Alternative Pathways employs two advocates, one director, and one administrative assistant to deliver services to nine area alternative high schools and programs: Alliance High School, Centennial Learning Center, Helensview High School, New Avenues for Youth, Open Meadow High School, POIC/Rosemary Anderson High School, Portland YouthBuilders and Reynolds Learning Academy.