LEP High Portland's Leadership and Entrepreneurship Public Charter High School

LÊP Extended Day

LÊP Extended Day offers 3 additional periods in the evening as an option for students who would be more successful with a later start time, smaller class sizes, and independent learning projects. Extended Day students attend Day School classes and continue on into the evening. *

To register: complete the online application, and indicate your interest in the LÊP Extended Day option. Contact Ms. Theresa Smallwood at (503) 254-2537 ext. 191 if you have questions.

LÊP Extended Day is a place where students…

  • Move forward toward high school graduation
  • Earn credits throughout the year
  • Work in a self-paced environment 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 LÊP Extended Day:

Q: What kind of students are best served at LÊP Extended Day? A: The students best served at LÊP Extended Day 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 and Wednesday 4:45-6:55. LÊP Extended Day Office Hours:  Thursday 3:15-7:00pm. 

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 LÊP Extended day? A: Yes, LÊP Extended Day students must also be enrolled in LEP Day School classes in order to be considered full-time students of LEP.

LÊP Extended Day 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 LÊP Extended Day 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 McCracken Ferro (Ms. Ferro) is currently an LÊP Extended Day Science teacher.

* 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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