Our Mission
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Puget Sound College and Career Network removes barriers so that students of color, first generation, and students impacted by poverty in the Puget Sound region have the opportunity and support to access and obtain postsecondary credentials.

King County Promise
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King County Promise addresses systemic barriers to access and completion for young people in King County who have historically been underserved.
 

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College Transition Checklists
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Learn more about the financial, logistical, and administrative steps in the transition to from high school to postsecondary education. 
 

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PSCCN News
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Check out PSCCN's latest news, trainings and events. 

 

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Our Work

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

College Knowledge

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College Knowledge

Over the past two years, a team of organizations conducted student focus groups across the state to
determine ways to support College Bound Scholarship (CBS) students in high school. Focus groups and
surveys with over 800 primarily CBS students from urban, suburban and rural communities, found that
the College Bound Scholarship and the steps to prepare for college are not well understood.

The College Knowledge Project offers information on college readiness in the top five languages spoken at
home by students in Washington State: English, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. 

Click here to learn more about the College Knowledge Project and access our College Knowledge Materials.

Financial Aid Toolkit

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Financial Aid Toolkit

The PSCCN Financial Aid Toolkit is an online resource designed for schools, district staff and community
organizations to access centralized financial aid resources to support students and families with the
financial aid application process.

Common Scenarios & Financial Aid Strategies
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Student and Family Resources

Click here to learn more about the Financial Aid Toolkit. 

College Transition Checklists

College Transition Checklists

The PSCCN College Transition Checklists are a product of feedback from regional high school and
postsecondary educators, staff, and students, and were developed with the support of college access
and high school interns working with PSCCN throughout 2017 and 2018.

PSCCN College Transition Checklists are intended to be a resource for educators working with transitioning
high school seniors. The goal of the checklists is to provide high school students with important information
about financial, logistical, and administrative steps in the transition to postsecondary so they are better
prepared to navigate and make informed decisions during the transition process. 

Click here to view the College Transition Checklists.

College Completion Toolkit

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College Completion Toolkit

The Persistence and Completion Toolkit complements the PSCCN Financial Aid Toolkit, an online
resource including materials to support students and families with the financial aid application process.
The Toolkit includes:

  • A brief rationale for focusing on completion
  • Guidance on frequently asked questions about challenging scenarios encountered by students who
    are close to graduating
  • Staff resources to guide planning and outreach efforts
  • Student and campus communications templates to use with your students and staff
  • Research, evaluation and other knowledge about persistence and completion to help make a case
    for this work

Click here to view the College Completion Toolkit.

News

The Puget Sound region is about to receive a historic investment to support underserved students in education, from birth through postsecondary. King, Pierce and Snohomish counties will receive approximately $518 million dollars, collectively over the next 15 years.  The King County Council will soon decide how to spend the funds, and PSCCN is one of the lead groups organizing K-12, higher education, and community partners around a collaborative, cross- systems proposal, promoting college and career supports for students in low income King County high schools.

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Join PSCCN on August 19 and 26 as we host screenings of the film, Personal Statement. Follow the journeys of three Brooklyn high school seniors who, with nowhere else to turn for support, work to get themselves and their peers to college. After watching this Emmy-nominated documentary, join PSCCN to learn about King County Promise and other local efforts to bolster college and career readiness. 

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The Puget Sound region is about to receive a historic investment to support underserved students in education, from birth through postsecondary. King, Pierce and Snohomish counties will receive approximately $518 million dollars, collectively over the next 15 years. The King County Council will soon decide how to spend the funds, and Puget Sound College and Career Network is one of the lead groups organizing K-12, higher education, and community partners around a collaborative, cross- systems proposal, promoting college and career supports for students in low income King County high schools.

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That is for the Sign up to Support the King County Promise!

Do you think students deserve more support to access their postsecondary educational goals?

Do you think schools, colleges, and college access community organizations need more staff capacity to support students who are currently underserved?

Do you know of systems gaps between K-12 and higher education that could be addressed locally by aligned leadership and collective will?

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The Puget Sound Coalition and the Steering Committee Retreat

After months of hard work, PSCCN is delighted to announce our new website that is more user-friendly, accessible, and easy to navigate. Our partners can now access information about our various projects, services and resources. We will regularly update content with useful information, newsletter articles, and announcements, including shout-outs to our partners for your successes. The website also features upcoming events like workshops, meetings, and webinars.

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