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Evening @ LÊP

2014-15 LÊP Evening School Policy Overview

Evening @ LÊP is a blended online credit recovery and extended day program for students who would be more successful with an afternoon schedule, small class sizes, and independent learning options. Evening School students also have the option of attending afternoon Day School classes.*

To register: complete the online application.  Contact Ms. Theresa Smallwood at (503) 254-2537 ext. 191 if you have questions.

Evening @ LÊP is a place where students…

  • Move forward toward high school graduation
  • Work in a self-paced online environment with teacher instruction and support
  • Earn credits throughout the year
  • Work on Independent Study electives
  • Are given personalized attention
  • Set goals for high school and their future
  • Are held accountable and feel safe and respected
  • Are truly known and accepted for exactly who they are
  • Do not get lost in the crowd or fall through the cracks

Frequently Asked Questions about Evening @ LÊP:

Q: What kind of students are best served at Evening @ LÊP ? A: The students best served at Evening @ LÊP are students who have been in another high school and have not earned all their credits, enjoy independent project-based learning, and who are more successful during afternoon classes.

Q: What are the hours? A: Class Hours:  Monday, Tuesday and Friday 4:15-6:55; Wednesday and Thursday 4:45-6:55. 

Q: How much does it cost? A: As with all aspects of our program, there is no cost to attend.

Q: Can I attend a day school or other programs while earning credits with Evening @ LÊP? A: Evening @ LÊP students are also encouraged to attend LEP Day School classes as scheduling allows.

Q:  What classes can I take at Evening @ LÊP?  A: We offer the full range of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Health, Personal Finance, and many more electives. Math is also available upon request via EdOptions Academy.

Evening @ LÊP Staff

Ms. Rebeccah White, Options Coordinator and ESL Specialist rebeccah.white@lephigh.org

Ms. Rebeccah currently serves as the LÊP Options Coordinator and ESL Specialist.  She received a B.A. from the University of Oregon in International Studies and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the School for International Training. Ms. Rebeccah began her teaching career in St. Helens, Oregon and also taught ESL at the secondary level in both Hillsboro and Beaverton. She grew up learning about the importance of education from her mother, who was an elementary educator deeply committed to equity and ecological stewardship. She has lived abroad in Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica. Additionally, she has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Western Europe. She feels very grateful to be part of such an inspiring learning community at LÊP.

Mr. Matthew Brandt-Lazar matthewb@lephigh.org

Matthew Brandt-Lazar (Mr. Matthew) is currently an Evening @ LÊP Social Studies teacher. He is from Palo Alto, California and has studied at UCLA and Portland State.  He has an Masters of Education from Portland State (2005) and is certified to teach Social Studies and Language Arts. Matthew taught in public schools in Japan for three years in the JET Program and has also had significant experience in the Portland Metro area.  He enjoys reading, hiking, and chess.

Ms. Erin McCracken Ferro  erin.mcf@lephigh.org

Erin is originally from Pennsylvania, snowboarded, worked at a brewery, and was a fisheries technician in Bend for 10 years, and is now proud to call Portland her home. She has a bachelors degrees in Biology and Environmental Science and taught outdoor science education for 10+ years. She earned her Master of Education degree from Portland State University in 2013. Erin and her husband Paul love traveling and have explored Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, Belize, NIcaragua, and Guatemala. When she’s not teaching she loves practicing yoga, hiking with her dog Gus, road biking, trips to the coast, gardening, seeing live music, reading, & cooking.

* LÊP High Courses are not currently approved by NCAA.
See your counselor for credit options that do meet NCAA eligibility requirements.

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