Portola High School, which opened in August 2016, has received two prestigious awards representing the "pinnacle of design and construction achievement."
Portola High School recently hosted its first-ever “Take a Risk and Follow Your Passion Day” for its inaugural freshman class. This innovative program is a four-year process, from grades nine to twelve, culminating in a “Senior Passion Project.”
IUSD hosted two Portola High School dedication ceremonies to celebrate the District’s fifth comprehensive high school, which opened last August.
As IUSD kicked off the 2016-17 school year on August 24, it opened two new schools; Portola High School, the District’s fifth comprehensive high school, and Beacon Park K-8. Serving the Great Park Neighborhoods and parts of north Irvine, both schools are state-of-the-art educational facilities designed to foster collaboration, innovation and integration of technology to ensure students are prepared for 21st Century college and career opportunities. Common features between Portola High School and Beacon Park include:
Dear Portola High School Community, We are excited to open our doors for the first class at Portola High School on August 24, 2016. This historic graduating class of 2020 will be the beneficiaries of more than five years of expert vision, design and construction on our 42-acre campus, which is adjacent to the Great Park. While we are opening with only freshmen in the 2016-2017 school year, we will add an additional class each year resulting in a full 9-12 comprehensive high school by the 2019-2020 school year.
Dear IUSD Community, I am pleased to inform you that the Portola High School site has been affirmed safe by the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC). Today, DTSC provided the District with the environmental site approval, also known as a “No Further Action” notice. This designation affirms the site is environmentally safe for students, families, staff and the community, and supports the 2014 and 2015 environmental sit
In Superintendent Terry Walker’s last communication to the IUSD community about the Portola High School site, he shared that test results and data will be made available to the public and all interested parties in mid-to-late May. As part of IUSD’s ongoing commitment to transparency, the following is an update about the testing and lab results. While the District is waiting for the final report to be completed, it appears this third series of tests confirms the 2014 and 2015 site approvals granted by the Califor
Dear IUSD Community, As part of the District’s commitment to providing you with ongoing information about the Portola High School site, the following is an update on the status of recent confirmation soil sampling.