GRANT HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER
We will be working virtually in the summer. Please email to schedule a meeting.
During the school year, we are open to students from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday-Friday.
Located in Room 128, on the south side of the Library
This is the place to get ahead or catch up. It's a comfortable place to plan your future.
For more information, feel free to contact:
Follow us on Instagram: @ghscollegeandcareercentral
Portland Community College Summer Bridge Program: August 2 at 12:00 pm at PCC Southeast
PPS is partnering with PCC to host a half-day summer program for current PPS seniors who plan to attend PCC in the fall. This program will include lunch with current PCC students, a new student advising and registration session, and information sessions with staff from various PCC departments. Recent PPS graduates who are planning to attend PCC in the fall are encouraged to contact Ms. Snell, the GHS College Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) Pre-College Programs Hosted by the University of Oregon: August 1-5 & August 8-12
The University of Oregon’s Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) pre-college program mission is to inspire middle and high school students from low socioeconomic, first-generation, and underrepresented backgrounds from across the state of Oregon to pursue, enroll and succeed in higher education by providing first-hand experiences with faculty, volunteers, college student mentors and university campus resources. Register online at https://sail.uoregon.edu/.
Philosophy Summer Camp for High School Students: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm from August 1 to 12
Earn college credit at Portland State University! In this summer camp, students will develop critical thinking and academic writing skills in a discussion-based, interactive format. Students will work on a major project with a Portland State University faculty member. Topics will include political philosophy, applied ethics (environmental ethics, animal ethics), philosophy of science, philosophy of art, indigenous philosophy, and the history of philosophy. Students who successfully complete the camp will receive 4 credits for Introduction to Philosophy at Portland State University. Introduction to Philosophy transfers directly to most higher education institutions. Open to high school students entering their junior or senior year in fall 2022. The camp will be offered with a reduced tuition rate of $220. Additionally, we offer a lower rate for all applicants who qualify for financial assistance. The deadline for submissions is June 30th, 2022. Here is the link to register for the course. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
PCC Summer Programming for Rising Seniors: August 8th to 12th
Students who register and complete the assignments will receive 1 PCC elective credit in CG 140C “Career and Life Planning” (PCC Course Description) upon completion of the course. This will be a hybrid course, meaning students will have the option of joining in-person at PCC Cascades or virtually. The course provides tools and resources for making informed career decisions and how college pathways can affect that decision. Covers assessing skills, values, interests, and personality toward making a career or college decision. Covers how to research career information and methods of exploring careers. Snacks and lunch will be provided. If you are interested in participating in the program, you can register here.
Below are additional scholarships with upcoming deadlines:
- Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholarship Program: Deadline extended to June 30, 2022
- Moda Health Player of the Game/Athlete of the Meet Scholarship: Deadline June 24, 2022
- U.S. Bank Student Scholarship: Deadline June 26, 2022
- Wize USA High School Scholarship: Deadline June 29, 2022
- Korean American Scholarship Foundation Western Regional Chapter: Deadline June 30, 2022 8:59 pm PDT
- Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award: Deadline June 30, 2022
- $2,500 SmarterCollege Scholarship: Deadline June 30, 2022
- Bechtel Group Foundation Scholarship: Deadline June 30, 2022
- Home Depot Foundation’s Path to Pro Scholarship by SkillPointe Foundation: Deadline June 30, 2022
- Reef2Leaf Scholarship: Deadline July 1, 2022
- Christopher Nohl Scholarship for Diverse Backgrounds: Deadline July 5, 2022
- Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship: Deadline July 15, 2022
- "A Bold Life" No-Essay Scholarship: Deadline July 31, 2022
- Global Perspectives Scholarship: Deadline August 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT
- Equal Opportunity Scholarship: August 31, 2022
- Alex Austin's Overcoming Adversity Scholarship: Deadline September 1, 2022
- Class of 2023 - Beat the Odds Scholarship: Deadline September 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM PDT (Midnight)
- The Gates Scholarship: Deadline September 15, 2021
Grant High School uses the Maia Learning 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 using your PPS username and password. Troubleshooting: contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does my high school experience make me college & career ready?
Make a plan for your high school years.
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 to working alongside professionals in a Career Technical Education (CTE) class. to actually heading out to visit workplaces and industry leaders via Career Days. Information on registering for events is in the Friday Bulletin (posted on the Grant website homepage and emailed to students and 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 Senior Government/Economics 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!
College Admissions Representatives:
All college representatives will be required to host a district-wide virtual visit as a prerequisite to scheduling an in-person visit at any PPS high school. Please click here to schedule your virtual visit. Once you have scheduled your virtual visit, you will be able to schedule an in-person visit at Grant through MaiaLearning.