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 msnell@pps.net


    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 asager@pdx.edu 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​.



    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 support@pps.net.

    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

    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.