The former Hariett Tubman Middle School on N Flint has opened this school year as the Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy for Young Women.
The Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy for Young Women currently enrolls women in 6th through 9th grade. The school will be expanding to 6 – 12 over the next few years.
Enrollment is by application and any eligible young woman in the Portland Public School district may apply. Aurora Lora, principal, who attended the Eliot Neighborhood Fall General Membership Meeting, indicated students are selected based on a lottery system. In the future priority may be given to neighborhood students.
The Portland Public School information page for the Academy says “The Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy for Young Women is a college-preparatory school with a focus on preparing young women for careers in math & science.”