Increasing College Bound Scholarship Sign-Up
The scholarship provides full tuition to two- and four-year state colleges if students sign up by eighth grade. TCSN is working collectively to boost sign-up of eligible students to 100%. Using real-time, actionable data, we know that CBS sign-up rates are looking good: 90% this year! Even the state’s annual point-in-time measure indicates comparatively high rates (76%, according to WSAC).
Supporting College and Post-Secondary Planning
Facilitated record-setting participation of students and families in a full range of college-bound and post-secondary career planning opportunities, including campus visits, financial aid assistance (FAFSA completion nights), college and career fairs, SAT prep classes, Discover U, and the inspiring annual College Bound Saturday.
Increasing College Persistence and Completion
The eight higher education institutions in Pierce County all belong to TCSN. Each is focused on boosting student persistence and completion, particularly for low-income students and students of color. TCSN compares what’s working and what’s not for a more collective understanding of how to make further improvements.
Act Six, Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Bates Technical College, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of SPS, Center for Strong Schools, Central Washington University, Clover Park Technical College, Degrees of Change, The Evergreen State College Tacoma Program, Foundation for Tacoma Students, Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region, KBTC, Pacific Lutheran University, Palmer Scholars, Peace Community Center, Pierce College, Puget Sound ESD, Safe Streets, Tacoma Community House, Tacoma Housing Authority, Tacoma South Puget Sound MESA, Treehouse for Kids, Washington College Access Network, Washington Opportunity Scholars, Washington Student Achievement Council, Workforce Central, Write 253