College is an Opportunity

The word “college” means different things to different people. For some, college means a 4-year experience at a large university. For others, it means pursuit of an associate’s degree or a credential earned through community...

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#BridgeToCollege Courses

Confidence, team work, critical thinking. A group of seniors at Mariner High School in Everett say that a particular class they took this year helped them build these skills and get ready for college. The...

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Career Ready: Job Pathways at McKinstry

Students in Washington state have many career paths available to them after they graduate high school, and learning about potential jobs they might pursue is an important part of preparing for their futures. In the...

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Careers After School in Wenatchee

The time is ripe in high school for students to think about their next steps after graduation. In the Wenatchee Valley, students get the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes with local businesses to “test drive” career...

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#OptInWA: Sarah and Caedmon

This is the story behind the story of two students who are opting in for a better education. Sarah Archer and Caedmon Calbero are juniors at the Marysville Getchell High School International School of Communications....

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Top 3 Reasons to Take the Smarter Balanced Assessment

How can you make the most of your Smarter Balanced scores? Check out our top three reasons in the fact sheet below. The Opt In for Student Success contest encourages students to use their voices...

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