• UPCOMING EVENTS

     

    Virtual ECMC College Night: Wednesday, April 17th at 6:00 PM

    ECMC, a nonprofit corporation that provides services in support of higher education finance, is hosting a virtual Oregon-wide College Night on Wednesday, April 17th at 6:00 PM. This special presentation is suitable for high school students of all ages, but will be most timely and relevant for the Class of 2025. One lucky student will win a $1,000 scholarship at the end of the evening. Students and families can sign up here: https://bit.ly/ECMCApril172024

     

    Portland PNACAC College Fair: Sunday, April 28th at 12:00 PM at the University of Portland Chiles Center

    Free and open to the public, PNACAC fairs connect you with colleges and universities in one convenient location. Admission representatives from various schools across the country are all gathered in one place. Their goal: To encourage you to learn more about their institutions, and help you sort through the qualities you’re looking for in a college. Use your visit to explore your options, ask questions, and gather information.

    Student Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) Pre-College Summer Program - Register NOW!

    UO SAIL offers FREE pre-college immersive summer programs and year-round mentoring programs that inspire Oregon high school students to pursue, enroll, and succeed in higher education. SAIL has weeklong Day-Only and Overnight/Residential programs for rising high school freshmen through rising seniors, hosted on the University of Oregon Eugene campus, where high school students learn about various subjects from distinguished University of Oregon faculty members through fun social and interactive activities. Summer programs are open until filled. The final registration deadline is May 24, 2024.

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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!

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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).

     

    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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