SHAPA High School
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. SHAPA is a fully accredited public charter school and awards diplomas and transcripts based on state requirements. Students need 24 high school credits to graduate
Yes! We are very proud of our graduates. SHAPA has sent students off to universities such as Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland State University, Warner Pacific, Corban, Lewis and Clark, George Fox, Linfield, and Cal Poly. We are proud to send students to careers into industries including:
SHAPA traditionally holds an in-person graduation where our students wear caps and gowns and walk to accept their diplomas. We honor valedictorians and salutatorians, as well as National Honor Society members. In the past two years, we have held a virtual ceremony because of the pandemic.
Meet the High School Teachers:
Position: High School Mentor Teacher/ ELL Specialist
Education: BS in Elementary Education and Early Childhood, MA in English Language Learning
Danielle has taught and coached students from preschool through highschool and loves finding new ways to motivate students. She enjoys basketball and is a big Portland Trail Blazer fan! She also loves to travel and visit her husband’s family in Spain.
Position: High School English Teacher/Mentor Teacher
Education: BA in Elementary Education and M.Ed from the University of Portland
BA in Elementary Education and M.Ed from the University of Portland About: With enthusiasm and engaging curricula, Jennifer strives to create a learning environment that is student centered. Having taught in both the brick and mortar as well as online, this is Jennifer’s 14th year in education. A believer in life-long education, Jennifer always learns something new and interesting from her curious and inquisitive three kids. In her not so spare time, Jennifer enjoys baking, books, and Disneyland.
Position: Science and CTE Teacher
Education: MS in Teaching Secondary Biology, MS in Occupational Therapy, BA in English
Before becoming a teacher, Diana worked with students as an occupational therapist. In her free time, Diana loves running, art, and exploring Oregon. Diana lives in Tualatin with her family, which includes two very spoiled pups.
Position: High School Social Studies Teacher
Education: MS in Learning Experience & Educational Technology (anticipated Feb 2022), MAT in Secondary Teaching, BA in History
About: Lauren was a professional aquatics coach before becoming a teacher. She has worked with youth since 2008. She has a deep passion for teaching and creating impactful human-centered learning experiences for all learners!
Dr. Caren Geiger
Position: High School Mentor Teacher/Super-Senior Mentor
Education: BA in Elementary Education; M.Ed. in Literacy Curriculum and Instruction; Ed.D in Teacher Leadership and Organizational Change
Dr. Geiger has eight years of classroom teaching experience and is starting her twelfth year at Sheridan AllPrep Academy. Standards-based grading was the focus of her dissertation and she values competence over compliance in the learning environment; she works hard to meet families where they are and provide what is needed for growth. In her spare time she loves reading, swimming, paddle boarding, and going to Disneyland with her family. She really dislikes running.
Position: High School Mathematics Teacher
Education: BA Mathematics, MS in Instructional Design and Technology
Amanda began teaching in 2008, and has spent her career teaching high school math in Washington and Oregon. She earned her National Board Certification in Advanced Mathematics in 2014. Currently, Amanda lives in Redmond, OR with her husband and two little boys.
Position: Mentor and CTE Teacher, NHS Coordinator
Education: BA in Advertising and Marketing Management, M.Ed in Teaching
Jason is an experienced teacher with a passion to help others discover their purpose and potential. He is the National Honor Society Adviser, as well as CTE certified in Business Management and Administration, Marketing, and Visual. Jason has previously worked as a School Counselor for 5 years before transitioning to the classroom. He has taught a variety of subjects, such as College/Career Readiness, Business, Marketing, and Computers. He has also been a Student Council Coordinator and Basketball Coach. Jason is a diehard Portland Trail Blazer and Seahawks fan!
Beth Van Oss
Position: Spanish Teacher
Education: BA English, MS Experiential Education, MA Spanish
Ms. Van Oss holds a teaching credential in Secondary Spanish, and is a Highly Qualified Spanish Teacher in AZ and OR. She served as an Outward Bound instructor for a decade teaching leadership and outdoor skills to students of all ages, and mentoring staff throughout the US, Canada and Latin America. For the past 20 years she has been a teacher-leader in both online and brick and mortar schools. She enjoys helping and supporting students and families develop their world language skills. She loves wild spaces and being along the Oregon coast, in the big trees and exploring as much as possible. Ms. Van Oss resides in Prescott, AZ and Ashland, OR.