(left- Ben Abiles, middle- Principal Elizabeth Jensen, and former Open school board member Suzanne Nolan to the right)
Hundreds of students who are the most likely to drop out will soon have another option as Open School expands in Multnomah County.
Open School, formerly known as Open Meadow, broke ground Thursday on its new Rockwood school. The new school will serve students who show signs of struggling as early as sixth grade, adding a new grade every year for the next four. By 2019, the school aims to enroll about 270 students in grades 7-12.