College Research Crash Course: Monday, March 4th at 5:00 PM PT

    Collegewise is offering a free webinar to share how students can narrow down a list of colleges that best fit their goals, budget, and academic aspirations. With numerous types of colleges available, it’s no wonder most students feel overwhelmed by the research necessary to find the right school. Join us as our experts share their top tips on conducting college research and how to help teens solidify a list of schools effectively. Put your family at ease with the knowledge and advice you need to pave a successful college search journey. By the end of the session, we'll cover:

    • Factors to consider when conducting college research.
    • A breakdown of how to maximize college visits.
    • A guide to creating a balanced college list that includes likely, target, and reach schools.


    Digital SAT Strategy Session: Wednesday, March 6th from 6 to 7:30 PM - Hosted via Zoom

    Presented by PPS Career & College Readiness in partnership with North Avenue Education, connect live with expert test prep tutors and start planning your strategy for the SAT’s new digital format. Learn more about: 

    • How colleges use SAT scores
    • How test-optional admissions works
    • Key test-taking tips and strategies
    • How to prepare for your Digital SAT on March 20th


    Savannah College of Art and Design - Info Session and Portfolio Review: Monday, March 18th from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM, portfolio reviews from 12:15 to 2:00 PM

    Meet with a representative to learn more about the admissions process, academic programs, financial aid, and campus life, and have your portfolio reviewed. Pizza will be served! Any students planning to attend need to RSVP in MaiaLearning -> Events -> Actions -> Attend.




    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. 


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    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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