Coalition for College: Free College Planning Workshops

    March 28, 2023 - Decoding Your Financial Aid Offer

    April 4, 2023 - Ask Us Anything About Admissions

    April 12, 2023 - Scoir + Coalition Presents: Decoding the Admissions Process



    Virtual ECMC College Nights April 5 & 6 at 6:00 pm

    Not everyone has the capacity to pull off an ECMC College Nights event in their community, so we’re providing two statewide webinars on Wednesday, April 5 in English and Thursday, April 6 in Spanish. Each night, we’ll go through the ECMC College Night presentation, which emphasizes why education after high school is important, how to choose an educational path, how to obtain financial aid to pay for education, and how to plan for education after high school.

    This presentation is geared towards high school juniors (class of 2024), but younger students/families may benefit from it. 

    Pre-registration for students, parents, guardians, and families is required.


    Gap Year Session: Friday, April 7th from 12:05 - 12:35 pm in the College & Career Center

    Representatives from GlobalLife Education Consulting will be at Grant to discuss gap year trends and provide gap year resources for students. Students can learn more about the benefits of taking a gap year, explore arts/language/career gap programs to continue to improve upon skillsets and/or language proficiency, and how a gap year can be a benefit in the transition to college. **Pizza will be served**


    PCC Preview Day at Cascade Campus: Friday, April 21st from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Portland Community College will be hosting an in-person Preview Day for high school students to participate in a brief introduction to our programs and services. During Preview Day, you will get valuable information on how to prepare to attend PCC, hear about programs, degrees, and certificates, spend time interacting with PCC faculty and staff, and learn about financial aid and other scholarship opportunities. Registration is required. 


    Portland PNACAC College Fair: Sunday, April 30 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at the University of Portland
    Connect with colleges from across the US and beyond. Free and open to the public, PNACAC fairs connect you with colleges and universities in one convenient location.




    MaiaLearning: Grant High School uses the MaiaLearning University & Career Research Tool to help students plan their futures. You can use Maia to discover and explore careers; build academic, college, and career plans; create portfolios that tell your story, and manage the college visit and application process. Access your account by clicking Sign In with Google and using your PPS username and password. 


    How does my high school experience make me college & career ready?

    Make a plan for your high school years.


    Which careers are right for me?

    Explore your interests and discover career opportunities out there for you. Start here!

    Share your interests: Career Interest Survey

    Find your Career Roadmap with Roadtrip Nation


    How does Career Related Learning happen at Grant?

    We build in lots of infrastructure for students to explore careers, from their Freshman Community Career Fairs and working alongside professionals in Career Technical Education (CTE) classes to attending the NW Youth Careers EXPO in Sophomore year and then, as Juniors and Seniors, students actually visit workplaces. Information on registering for events is on the College & Career Center Instagram and in the Friday Bulletin - posted on the Grant website homepage and emailed to students and parents/guardians every Friday during the academic year.


    It’s important to start exploring careers now so students can think about what they might eventually like to do and understand the pathways to get there. The Oregon Department of Education has added emphasis on Career Related Learning: it's a graduation requirement. By the end of Senior year, all students will need to participate in two Career-Related Learning Experiences (“CRLE” for short–reflect on them with forms on the left-hand side of this page), build a resume (we do this in ​Junior English class), and write a “My Plan Essay” (during Senior English class).



    We can help you feel more confident about finding post-secondary options and exploring possible careers, internships, colleges, apprenticeships, workforce training programs, and/or military opportunities. This is a great PPS resource


    PPS has partnered with GetSchooled to offer resources for college planning, including quick videos regarding colleges, advice, essays, and scholarships. 

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