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Beaverton Schools

Students walking down sidewalk carrying posters of artwork.


A longstanding tradition at Arts & Communication Magnet Academy, “Ohana” is a weekly opportunity for students to gather together for community building, activities, and building a school culture that aspires to the Hawaiian word for family.


Students stay with the same group of peers from year to year in Ohana, usually with the same teacher, who gets to know them when they are young and traditionally reads their names at graduation. They meet for 30 minutes every Wednesday and Thursday in their Ohana teacher’s room.


More than just a homeroom, Ohana means family.