• GRANT HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER

    During the school year, we are open to students from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday-Friday.
    Located in Room 128, on the south side of the Library.

    During the summer, all meetings will be held virtually due to the building being open for limited hours. 

    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:

    Madeline Kokes, Career and Community Partnerships Coordinator - schedule a meeting with Ms. Kokes

    Mary Beth Snell, College Coordinator - schedule a meeting with Ms. Snell 

    Vicky Medley, YTP Transition Specialist/Career Coordinator 

    Follow us on Instagram: @ghscollegeandcareercentral 

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    Free College Essay Online Workshops for Grant Students

    We're excited to be partnering with College Essay Guy this year to offer students a number of useful college application resources, including virtual workshops on how to write personal statements. The How to Write A Personal Statement Boot Camp (June 17th, 20th, 21st) were recorded and students can access the recordings at any time. 

    Grant High School students can join the live online courses listed below or choose to watch them at a later time: 

    • The College Application + Supplemental Essays Crash Course: September 22nd
    • How to Answer the UC Personal Insight Questions Crash Course: October 5th & 6th

    How to register:

    1. Go to this registration page: https://www.collegeessayguy.com/sub-ceg-live-students.
    2. Enter your name and email, and select Grant High School from the School/Organization list.
    3. You’re done! Put the dates and times in your calendar, and keep an eye on your email with the next steps and instructions for the assignments to complete and how to join the live events.
    4. Contact Ms. Snell, GH College Coordinator, at msnell@pps.net with any questions. 

     

    Learn from FAFSA Experts: Unlock Financial Aid with Get Schooled & uAspire! Tuesday, June 25th at 6 PM or Saturday, June 29th at 11 AM

    Join Get Schooled YouTube Live events for real-time Financial Aid support. Bring your questions to our interactive AMA sessions, win cool prizes, and learn about scholarship opportunities. Perfect for HS seniors, college freshmen, and families. Register now!

     

    Free Scholarship Writing Virtual Workshops: Mondays & Thursdays in June from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

    Scholarship Coach Marshawna Williams- is working with the Black United Fund to offer a free online scholarship writing workshop for all students. The workshops will take place on Mondays and Thursdays throughout June. Join in to learn...

    • Learn all the tips and tricks to find money for college
    • Write 1 Essay for all scholarships
    • Get a chance win a laptop

     

    PCC Summer Bridge Program: August 1st at PCC Southeast

    PCC is hosting a half-day summer program for recent PPS graduates who plan to attend PCC in the fall. This program will take place at PCC Southeast and include lunch with current PCC students, a new student advising and registration session, and information about various PCC departments and resources. Recent Grant graduates who are planning to attend PCC in the fall should fill out this interest form

     

    Coalition for College Summer Webinars 

     

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    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).

     

    Unsure?

    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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