As I look back on the year, I am so grateful to each of you for remaining connected to our shared vision to support our students, educators, and education community in the journey towards postsecondary credential completion for our young people.
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.