Multicultural Academic Program (MAP)
Would you like to learn English and work toward a GED or a high school diploma? MAP is an academic program created for students who want to improve their English and continue their education.
The Right Fit
MAP is for students who:
- Are 16 to 20 years old
- Live in a participating school district: Portland Public, David Douglas*, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego*, Sherwood*, or Tigard/Tualatin*
- Have a first language other than English
- Have dropped out of high school, will not graduate with their class, or have never attended high school in the United States
* Must meet with and gain approval from school district to qualify.
Strong Support to Help You Succeed
MAP contracts with your school district to offer you a scholarship to the program, so there is no cost to you.
We want you to do well in the program, so we provide you with a bilingual Resource Specialist. Your Resource Specialist will be a counselor who offers advice; helps you get information about PCC; and provides you with referrals to community resources.
Ready for the Challenge
Through MAP, you will improve your English and begin working toward completion of a high school credential. A strong commitment is important, so you’ll need to attend class three to four hours a day. You are expected to attend every class.