Portland, November 6th, 2015. Edison High School welcomed 380 guests at the Oregon Zoo for their annual Partner with Edison Breakfast. The event generated over $220,000 to help support financial aid, technology, and professional development at the school. Supporters heard from senior Nicu Carter-Baldwin and former student Jesse Rapport. Current parent, Phyllis Talley, spoke about the importance of Edison High School and the positive impact the school has had on her son, Jason. In addition to being a fund-raiser this event gives the school the opportunity to raise awareness about learning differences and the innovative programs at Edison. (Photo Credit, Andie Petus)

David Carter, Nicu Carter-Baldwin and Jamie Baldwin. Proud parents David and Jamie congratulate their son, student speaker Nicu, after his speech receives a standing ovation.

David Carter, Nicu Carter-Baldwin and Jamie Baldwin. Proud parents David and Jamie congratulate their son, student speaker Nicu, after his speech receives a standing ovation.

Parent speaker Phyllis Talley explains how Edison is critical to the success of students with learning differences.

Parent speaker Phyllis Talley explains how Edison is critical to the success of students with learning differences.

Former Blazer Terry Porter enjoys an original song performed by Edison students.

Former Blazer Terry Porter enjoys an original song performed by Edison students.

Alumni student speaker Jesse Rapport and mom Ginger Rapport. After receiving her masters in Higher Education Leadership, Jesse is now the Coordinator of Student Activities at University of California, San Diego.

Alumni student speaker Jesse Rapport and mom Ginger Rapport. After receiving her masters in Higher Education Leadership, Jesse is now the Coordinator of Student Activities at University of California, San Diego.

Table Captain Karen Fox and Edison Director Patrick Maguire are ready to greet guests.

Table Captain Karen Fox and Edison Director Patrick Maguire are ready to greet guests.

Parent Greg Roderick and Board Member Patrick Becker show their support.

Parent Greg Roderick and Board Member Patrick Becker show their support.

From Edison High School:

    “Some kids have learning differences. All kids have dreams.”

Welcome to Edison High School, the only high school in Oregon and Southwest Washington dedicated to serving students with complex learning differences. Our work here is powerful and profound: helping every student reach his or her full potential.

As a small, private school, Edison High School offers an individualized curriculum that meets each student’s special needs, and maximizes the ability to learn. We also provide the emotional support that builds confidence and maturity. By empowering students with learning differences to experience academic success and personal growth, Edison does more than prepare teens for the future. We change lives.

 

 

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