Upcoming Events


  • Thank you to parents, students and community partners for your input in our upcoming event. Celebrating the class of 2020 has been the priority of our school community since we began dealing with COVID. Below you will find updates and a schedule for the day. Please be sure to reach out to

    Cindi Acott-Thurman  acott@gresham.k12.or.us
    Cindi will be able to answer questions and/or get information for you.

    What Graduation Ceremonies Will Entail (update)

    • Families will be allowed one vehicle per graduate. Only vehicles with graduates will be allowed to participate. 
    • Vehicles will enter off burnside (see map)
    • Station #1- Parent group handing SWAG bags
    • Station #2- GHS staff will receive graduates name at beginning of drive through procession
    • GHS staff will call graduates name as graduates vehicle enters procession (one-by-one) 
    • A DJ will be present playing Pomp and Circumstance in the background.
    • GHS Staff will be present in designated areas to line the procession and to celebrate the graduates as they travel the procession line (in vehicle)
    • Graduates will be handed through car window
      • Diploma jacket- Principal Shelton
      • Graduation packet (diploma, souvenir tickets & programs, Peterson Photography ) - Gresham Barlow Board/District Office Representatives
    • Graduates will proceed in vehicle through precession lined by Gresham High School Staff (social distancing-outside vehicle) to photography area
    • Four individuals (including the graduate) can exit the vehicle in the photography area but the driver needs to remain in the vehicle.
    • Peterson’s Photography will be providing a picture opportunity for families to purchase.  Details on how to order will be included in the diploma packet.  

    Misc Information

    • Gresham High School administration will be present in graduation regalia.
    • The Superintendent and designees and a Board Member will be present to help distribute packets.
    • Both SBHS and GHS have a one-car limit due to safety and traffic implications of allowing multiple cars per family.
    • Families are encouraged to live stream using social media platform-#WEAREG2020. Please share videos/pictures at @ghsgophers
    • The Gresham Police Department will be directing traffic and ensuring that everyone follows safety guidelines.

    If you are unable to attend at your designated time slot or you are unable to attend by vehicle please email:

    Cindi Acott-Thurman  acott@gresham.k12.or.us

    It is critical that graduates and family members stay in their vehicle, and adhere to the school-outlined process in a timely fashion to allow for proper social distancing, as well as adhere to all state and federal guidelines.

    Details of Ceremony

    Date: June 5th

    Time: 3pm-8pm

    Location: Gresham Kmart parking lot- 440 NW Burnside Rd. 

    Graduation order by last name

    C-D- 4:00- 4:30
    E-G -4:30-5:00
    H-K - 5:00- 5:30
    L-M -5:30-6:00
    N-Q - 6:00- 6:30
    R-S - 6:30- 7:00
    T-Z- 7:00-7:30
    Walkup- 7:30- close

    We have received many calls about what the colors are for the different cords that students might have received. The list is below.


    College Possible--Hunter Green

    Debate --White


    Key Club--Yellow Gold


    National Honor Society--Silver/Purple

    Newspaper--Royal Blue/White

    Production Photography--Black/White


    Scholars Diploma--Red/White/Blue



    Yearbook--Light Blue

     Drive Thru Graduation Route Map

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    Dear Gresham Community,

    Starting Monday April 13th Gresham High School will begin “Distance Learning for all”. Below you will find the schedule for your student(s) classes. We understand there are still technology needs. Students should begin class work as technology becomes available. If you have not checked-out a device in the last 3 days from one of the Gresham-Barlow pick up sites, please contact the school (503-674-5500) to make arrangements for you to check-out a device. If you need internet access please contact local providers, many are offering 60 day free access. Here is a list of providers from GBSD:

    At this time teachers will monitor student engagement in their Google classrooms. The district is currently working on attendance protocols for the remainder of the school year. Distance Learning is a requirement for all students. The expectations of attendance are the same virtually as they were face-to-face. Please continue to follow GHS expectations as we move forward with distance learning.

    The Oregon Department of Education has recently provided new, updated graduation requirements for all seniors. We are currently reviewing seniors’ transcripts to verify if they have met their graduation requirements. Senior students should continue in classes until notified by school officials. District level leadership are developing a plan on how to finalize senior classes. We will have this information soon, so please watch for additional communication.  

    For grades 9th through 11th-District leadership will communicate the grading expectations for distance learning with guidelines from the Oregon Department of Education. Beginning April 13th teachers will be allowed to require assignments be turned in for grading purposes. If your student is experiencing issues with Google classroom please have them reach out to their teachers. 

    Distance Learning Schedule



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  • Please us the link below to read the April 2020 Gopher Newsletter.




    April 15th Edition GOPHER PARENT NEWSLETTER  



    Por favor abra este enlace para leer el boletín de información de abril 2020 del Gopher Newsletter. Una vez que entre ahí, puede cambiar el idioma a español simplemente yendo a la caja negra y abra donde dice "translate letter". De ahí seleccione "Spanish".
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    Please complete the following application to be considered as a member of the AVID elective program. Please be sure to click submit your completed application. Final acceptance will be determined upon through a completion process between Gresham High School AVID Site Team and participating middle school AVID instructors. (Please use Gresham-Barlow School District emails ONLY.)


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  • Aprendizaje a Distancia de GHS para todos

    Estimada comunidad de Gresham High School:

    A partir del lunes 13 de abril, la preparatoria de Gresham High School comenzará el "aprendizaje a distancia para todos". A continuación encontrará el horario para las clases de su (s) estudiante (s). Entendemos que todavía hay necesidades tecnológicas. Los estudiantes deben comenzar el trabajo de clase a medida que la tecnología esté disponible. Si no ha recogido una computadora en los últimos 3 días de uno de los sitios designados de Gresham-Barlow, comuníquese con la escuela (503-674-5500) para hacer los arreglos necesarios para que pueda recoger una computadora. Si necesita acceso a internet, comuníquese con los proveedores locales, muchos ofrecen acceso gratuito por 60 días. Aquí hay una lista de proveedores de GBSD:

    El internet básico de Comcast es gratuito para clientes de bajos ingresos por 60 días y $ 9.99 por mes después de los 60 días: www.internetessentials.com/Apply
    Comcast: corporate.comcast.com/covid-19
    CenturyLink: noticias .centurylink.com / covid-19
    En este momento, los maestros supervisarán la participación de los estudiantes en sus salones virtuales de Google. El distrito está creando actualmente protocolos de asistencia para el resto del año escolar. El aprendizaje a distancia es un requisito para todos los estudiantes. Las expectativas de asistencia son las mismas virtualmente que en persona. Continúe siguiendo las expectativas de GHS a medida que avanzamos con el aprendizaje a distancia.

    Recientemente, el departamento de educación de Oregón proporcionó requisitos de graduación nuevos y actualizados para todos los Seniors (estudiantes del grado 12). Actualmente estamos revisando las boletas de calificaciones de los Seniors para verificar si han cumplido con los requisitos de graduación. Los estudiantes Seniors deben continuar en las clases hasta que los oficiales escolares se comuniquen con ellos. El equipo de liderazgo del distrito está desarrollando un plan sobre cómo finalizar las clases de los Seniors. Tendremos esta información más adelante, así que estén atentos a comunicación adicional.  

    Para los grados 9º a 11º-El equipo de liderazgo del distrito comunicará las expectativas de calificaciones para el aprendizaje a distancia con reglas del departamento de educación de Oregón. A partir del 13 de abril, se les permitirá a los maestros requerir que se entreguen las tareas con el propósito de que sean calificadas. Si su estudiante tiene problemas con el salón virtual de Google, dígale que se comunique con sus maestros. 


    Horario semanal de la preparatoria

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  • Updated GBSD Mobile App is here!

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    For alumni and past GHS students ordering transcipts is done online.  The cost is $2.00 per transcipt and it can take from 2 to 4 business days for processing.  To order online please go the student tab across the top of the webpage and then go down to the transcipt button.  Currently we are in a large construction project and can't not access our physical records everyday.  This may cause us delays in processing transcript orders.  We will do our best but recognize that it might take longer then the 4 days to get to the transcripts.

    You can also use the link provided below to reach the transcript order area.

     Transcript Ordering

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  • Gresham High School Celebrates All


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  • Transfer Information

    Distrist transfer information is now available to those interested in attending a Gresham-Barlow school.

    Please visit our transfer page for all dates, forms and deadlines.

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  • Volunteer In Our School

    Learn about volunteer opportunities and how to sign up.

    Volunteer Information

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  • In case of Inclement Weather

    Learn how to find out about emergency school closures due to snowstorms and icy conditions.

    School Closure Information

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  • Looking for information about the International Baccalaureate Program? 

    Have questions about the Extended Essay?  Need to log your CAS hours?  Want to find out about IB exam dates?  Then take a look at the new IB webpage for Gresham HS!  Visit the International Baccalaureate Page for more information.

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District News

Principal's Message

Mr. Drake Shelton



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Drake Shelton

I’m excited to come to a district with so much promise and tradition. I want to continue with traditions, while adding some new memories. I have been an educator for the past 15 years. Through my years of education I have spent time in alternative education, faith-based learning and a traditional comprehensive high school. Over the years I have learned the value of relationships, instructional leadership and collaboration.  


Working in education has taught me the value of relationships. Relationships are essential to the growth and development of our community. Gresham High School staff wants to ensure we build strong relationships with each family, and that includes you. We are never too busy for you and value your perspective and input.  Our hope is to strengthen our school community and celebrate our success together.


This is an exciting time for Gresham High School. We have a new high school building filled with dedicated teachers who want to raise the success rates through high impact instructional strategies, develop culturally responsive practices and be innovative in our structures for kids.