Network Charter School


Our main campus at 2550 Portland, one block west of Willamette. We offer up to 6 courses a period on this campus. In addition, students still take courses at MECCA and Peace Village classrooms downtown and in the yurt at Alton Baker Park.

Enrollment for students in grades 7-12 is currently open for the 2014-15 school year. If you are interested in enrolling at NCS, you can contact the office to receive an enrollment packet by calling (541) 344-1229 or emailing You may also call with any additional questions you have.

Fees have become a routine fact of life in public schools, and NCS is no exception. At registration, please expect to contribute up to $75 for supplies and up to $100 in special fees for certain courses. Note that every student admitted to NCS is enrolled in courses regardless of ability to pay. But we urge all families to pay what they can, sharing the burden of expenses in these hard times. We do not issue a "must have" school-wide supply list, choosing instead to lay in a vast store of paper, pencils, and other learning tools at the beginning of the year which are then distributed to students as needed. Courses with special fees have unusual material needs. For example, in the culinary classes, students learn to cook many different meals which they then eat. Note that culinary students cook (and eat) breakfast and lunch for the whole school every day, but they also cook special foods that are part of their curriculum, not the meals program, and their fees pay for these special foods. In the fishing course, students' fees pay for licenses.

Because teaching sustainable life choices is part of the mission of Network Charter School, we encourage all students to travel by foot, bike, or LTD bus. We provide bus passes to all students through a special arrangement with LTD and we strongly urge all families to pay for these passes. The cost is $20/trimester or $60 for the entire year.

At enrollment, our first concern is to provide each student with the educational experience that will be most personally rewarding while at the same time meeting state middle and high school standards. We do fundraising to fill in the gaps between what we receive from public funding and parent contributions, on one hand, and what it costs to provide a comprehensive, responsive educational program, on the other.