Student Stories

A Second Chance, A Career in the Airline Industry

There are myriad reasons why a student may decide to drop out of high school. Many students simply find it too difficult to succeed in a traditional high school environment. This may stem from issues involving bullying, lack of support from teachers and peers, or a one-size-fits-all structure. For Claire,

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PDX Bridge: Jason’s Story

 Jason has a beaming, infectious smile. He loves the musical Wicked, performing at Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings, and he was considering being his favorite Harry Potter character for Halloween. Even though it was only his first week of classes at Portland Community College, he showed my colleague and

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