AVID: Site of Distinction

The AVID program, a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college, has been in place at Spencer Butte for the last six years and was awarded the highest level of certification, “Site of Distinction.” This accolade comes through the tireless efforts of Laura Queirolo who has been at the helm of the AVID program since it started. Our program is school-wide; all students benefit from AVID strategies including […]

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UO Sail College Prep

Spencer Butte is proud of its partnership with the University of Oregon and the SAIL (Summer Academy to Inspire Learning) program which aligns with the AVID program at SBMS. SAIL helps local eighth through twelfth graders prepare for college, offering free one-week summer camps, where students learn about various subjects from distinguished University of Oregon faculty members through fun social and interactive activities. SAIL camps include sessions on the college admissions process, scholarship availability, and the financial aid process. […]

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SBMS: Oregon Premier Green School!

Spencer Butte is an Oregon Premier Green School! At schools across Oregon, students, teachers and staff are making a difference in their communities with programs to recycle, reduce waste, save energy, and conserve water. Oregon Green Schools is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1997 that has nearly 300 participating schools and is dedicated to energizing and engaging students through student-driven activities that advance their understanding and ownership of sustainability.

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