Pauling Academy has much to offer. Field trips that are part of a greater case study of the Flying Squirrel. The students learned how to trap, weigh and measure squirrels in a field environment. They worked with Wolftree completing hands on observations without endangering either the students or the squirrels. Some students will be part of a program with Reed College for college credit in the science field leading to potential scholarships from the experience. The school also partnerships with Portland Community College allowing students to take courses for both high school and college credit.
I have had two children attend/graduate from Marshall HS/Pauling Academy. Pauling offers AVID, Sun Center, tuitoring, ASPIRE, a full athletic program and speciality classes. You can take statistics, forensics, ecology, advanced biology psychiology, and many advance placement classes. While there may be problems with attendance, the parents are the influential factor. The school has very much to offer if the student/parents take the initiative. Schools are not the answer to education, parential participation is and should be expected. If a child gets a mediocre education at Pauling Academy, the parents need to take a hard look at themselves and the goals they have helped to set with their children. Too many parents and students are quick to blame the system when they fail. My daughter is now beingrecruited by many major Universities, some of which she has an interest and others she has not even contacted such as Boston College.