Starting Your College Search Process: A Special Session for First-Generation Students or Families with Fewer Financial Resources: Thursday, May 19th at 8 pm EDT

    Join admission officers from six colleges (Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams) to learn more about what you can do to prepare for college this summer. They'll have pointers for students and families alike on what to look for, what to prepare, and when to get started. Register online.

    GAP Year presentation featuring AmeriCorps NCCC: Friday, May 20th during lunch (11:40 am) in the College & Career Center

    Learn about paid, year-long opportunities with an Education Award ($6,495) for fulfilling your term - doing good work out in communities across the United States. Lunch will be provided. Use this form to sign up and let us know you are coming!

    College Application Essay Workshop for Juniors: Tuesday, May 24th from 2:05 pm to 3:05 pm

    What makes a college application essay successful? Join this session to learn how to brainstorm topics, discover a writing process that works for you, and understand what admission committees are looking for in an essay. Join Chris Renaud, Kenyon College - Senior Associate Director of Admissions; Duncan King, Reed College - Assistant Dean of Admission; and Liam George, Sarah Lawrence College - Associate Director of Admission, to get tips on writing your strongest college application essay. Hosted by Ida B. Wells High School and open to all PPS students. Register on MaiaLearning - University Visits. Zoom Link: https://pps-net.zoom.us/j/86475181543


    Portland Community College Campus Visit: Thursday, May 26th from 9 am to 1:30 pm - We have 10 spots available for 9th through 12th-grade students. This trip includes a campus tour and info sessions, and lunch will be provided. Register online at https://bit.ly/PCC-May26 by Monday, May 23rd at 11:59 pm if you are interested in attending. 

    Portland Community College Summer Bridge Program: Summer 2022

    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. Current PPS seniors who have been admitted to PCC and are planning to attend PCC in the fall are encouraged to fill out this interest form


    COLLEGE VISITS: Students can view all visits in MaiaLearning

    • Western Oregon University: Thursday, May 19th at 2:45 pm in the South forum (during Flex)


    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.