Portola Preparatory Academy
What is Portola Preparatory Academy?
Portola Preparatory Academy is a new program that started in Fall 2022 that prepares students for college-level coursework and is now accepting incoming sixth-grade students. Portola Preparatory Academy applications for 2023-2024 will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis and are due by May 26, 2023 to the Portola Middle School Office. An online application can also be filled out here ONLINE Portola Preparatory Academy Application 2023-2024.
How does it work?
Portola Preparatory Academy is a school-within-a-school model serving students who plan to enter Orange High School's Early College Academy Program and earn substantial credit towards their two-year Associate's Degree or four-year Bachelor's Degree while in High School.
What is the curriculum?
Students in Portola Preparatory Academy will gain the skills needed to complete college coursework in high school through honors-level coursework with AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), including visits to local colleges to learn the study skills required to achieve at high academic levels. Additionally, Portola Preparatory Academy students will be enrolled in Pre-AP (Advanced Placement) coursework to experience instructional practices and routines that help develop the essential critical thinking skills needed to succeed in AP. They will also strengthen their math and coding skills through C-STEM Robotics courses designed by UC Davis.
Want to learn more?
Portola Middle School serves students in grades six through eight and is one of only two Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) in Orange County. For more information about Portola and the educational opportunities provided for students who attend, please call our office at (714) 997 - 6361.