• Grant High School Career Center
    This is the place to get ahead or catch up. 
    It's a comfortable place to plan your future.


    Ms. Newton and Ms. Kokes sitting at a desk with masks on.

    WELCOME! Fall 2020
    From Ms. Newton and Ms. Kokes

     While our building may be closed we are still here to help you navigate all things career, jobs, college, internships, and more! Please email Madeline Kokes, Career and Community Partnerships Coordinator, or your counselor, and follow us on Instagram: @ghscollegeandcareercentral.  

    Save the date:

    9/16/20 6pm Paying for College 101  While this event is past, it was recorded. As soon as the link is available we will replace last year's event-archived on the College page under PAY-with this latest one!
    A highlight of the past several years, Jennifer Satalino, Director of the nonprofit The College Place, will again offer a presentation on financial aid and options as well as the opportunity for participants to privately ask questions. Financial Aid Administrators from around Oregon will answer questions live during the presentation.
    For more info, contact Jennifer Satalino jsatalino@ecmc.org.

    9/30/20 6pm Paying for College 101 / Spanish Register here
    Este gratuito evento esta accesible a todos con una conexion a Internet o una señal celular fuerte en su teléfono mobil. Las familias seran capaces de interactuar personalmente y en privado con funcionarios de ayuda financiera de universidades en Oregon a traves de una sala de chat segura, a fin de que puedan recibir información sobre sus preguntas específicas. 
    Para obtener mas informacion, pongase en contacto con Jennifer Satalino  jsatalino@ecmc.org.

    10/21/20 Tools to Build Your Future event covering all things college & career for grades 9-12, presented by the Grant staff and guests.

    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 Freshman Community Career Fairs to working alongside professionals in a Career Technical Education (CTE) class to actually heading out to visit a workplace via “Career Days” (during non-COVID times that is). While we are all operating virtually, we’ll provide opportunities to explore via the screen as well. 

    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). NOTE: this requirement has been waived for the Class of 2021 due to Covid.

    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! 



    S  U  M  M  E  R
    While summer programs and job opportunities have ended, use these links as a resource for planning ahead for 2021:

    GHS Career Center Guide to Summer Camps, Jobs & Enrichments
    (what comes across our desk-don't forget about Internships, Study Abroad, Jobs & Volunteering links to the <<left<<)

    Oregon Goes to College Summer Programs 
    national and international summer educational opportunities, including some that pay!




    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.

    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.