• Grant High School College & Career Center

    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:

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

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

    Follow us on Instagram: @ghscollegeandcareercentral  


    Upcoming Events: 


    Virtual FAFSA Nights! Register online

    Virtual FAFSA Nights


    Virtual College Essay Writing Workshop - Tuesday, October 26th at 6 pm

    Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/essayworkshop2021

    College Essay Writing Workshop


    Featured Scholarships:

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship (deadline October 31, 2021 at 2 pm




    College Admissions Representatives: Beginning Fall 2021, all college reps. 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.  





    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! 


  • Emily Newton is Grant's YTP Transition Specialist. The Youth Transition Program (YTP) is designed to assist high school students with diagnosed disabilities prepare for competitive employment when they leave high school. YTP collaborates with Vocational Rehabilitation to involve community business partners, local agencies and schools in transitioning youth from school to work.
    You can email her directly at enewton@pps.net  


    Heading for college? 
    We can help you 
    find a great fit, fill out the applications, hone your essay, apply for financial aid, and understand college costs. Visit our College-Related Events and Information page here.

    students working in the career center    

    Student receiving college search advice from a volunteer


    College Admissions Representatives: Portland Public Schools are closed to in-person activities until at least November 5, 2020. Please email counselor Megan Schlicker for all college visit arrangements, virtual or physical.