We build regional capacity to increase equitable postsecondary readiness and completion across South King County & Pierce County by working with students, educators, community organizations, schools, districts, colleges, and state-level organizations to organize strategies, programming, and supports. PSCCN provides:
Professional Learning & Resources
Coaching & Technical Assistance
Piloting Support & Innovation
Systems Alignment, Coordination & Partnership Development
Recognizing & Removing Systemic Barriers
Members of the PSCCN team sat down with Erica Rollosson - College and Career Guidance Specialist, and Bethany Hartfield - College and Career Coordinator from the University Place School District (UPSD) to discuss the noticeable increase in this school year's financial aid completion rates
How do we move from "talking about it" to "being about it?" How do we move our values and beliefs about racial equity from personal commitments to collective action for change? You are cordially invited to join a learning and design space hosted by PSESD and The National Equity Project.
PSCCN is pleased to announce that we were recently highlighted in a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation publication called Lessons in Continuous Improvement: Insights, Resources & Tools from Education Organizations. This report highlights common emerging themes, promising practices, and tools that PSCCN and other Model Design Initiation (MDI) grantees utilized to implement a continuous improvement approach within their K-12 and postsecondary work.
We spoke with College and Career Specialist, Christiann Thomas, from Fife High School to learn about their current financial aid work. Please read below for strategies that could apply to your district's work:
The pandemic has disrupted many things, including the path for students to higher education. There has been a decline in college enrollment for students straight from high school, which has also inadvertently affected Financial aid application numbers. Some school districts are exploring/trying new strategies to reach more students and provide the needed support to help them transition from high school to college. One such district is the Auburn school district, which has implemented a new summer initiative to increase financial aid application completion rates.