This handbook represents our best thinking, blending the design principles of EL Education, the mission and priorities of Portland Public Schools, and our lessons learned. We are a great option for any Portland teen because we strive to actualize our profound commitment to our 3R’s: Relationships, Relevance and Rigor. Our goals remain clear, ambitious and essential: a community of learners where the wonderful in each student is known and nurtured, where learning is catalyzed by student inquiry and academic adventure, and where every graduate is prepared for college, work, and citizenship. Thanks to all of the CBHS families, students and staff who have helped to write (and re-write) this handbook – and to forge our remarkable community. With your help, our best is in the near future.