Portola Middle School and Highly Gifted Magnet are a partnership of teachers, staff, administrators, parents, students and the community. Combined we share the obligation of providing a safe, nurturing and supportive learning environment. Our vision is to provide all students an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum to foster maximum academic achievement and positive character development. We empower students to maximize their academic potential through standards-based instruction. We will facilitate our students in developing critical thinking skills, learning personal and social accountability and responsibility, and technological skills to support the 21st Century and prepare them for post secondary opportunities.