News & Stories

Interested in learning more about how Bridge to College transition courses help students prepare for success in college and career? Follow these links to announcements, updates, and regional news stories on the program:

CORElaborate Teacher Leaders and Bridge to College

Our Bridge to College courses were recently featured in a blog posting from one of the teacher leaders at CORElaborate, a website and social media effort sponsored by the ReadyWA Coalition and Puget Sound Educational Service District. The model has proven so successful in the Puget Sound area that College Spark has provided funding to expand the work statewide, and two of the current teacher bloggers are… [Read more]

New Bridge to College Video!

College Spark Washington has produced a great new video featuring teachers (Autumn Carper and LouAnn Reamer) and students from Shadle Park High School in Spokane talking about their 2015-16 experiences with the Bridge to College Math and English courses and what the courses have meant to them. Check out the video here:  

Student Success Story

Susan Cedar, Bridge to College Math teacher from Mariner High School (Mukilteo), shared with us the following success story: “I have a student who is going into the National Guard.  At the semester, she dropped pre-calculus and came into my Bridge Course (I will admit, I was intimidated about what I had to offer her.) She took a practice  ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) earlier… [Read more]

Bridge Courses in the News

I was pleased to see that our Bridge to College courses have been referenced (and in good ways!) in the news lately, first in an article from The Atlantic on a panel about college placement assessment at an Education Writers’ Association gathering held in Los Angeles in late February, then more recently in an article from Inside Higher Education called “The Price of Remediation.” Nice to… [Read more]

College Readiness Resources for Students and Parents

The Ready Washington coalition has launched the Opt In for Student Success project to encourage students to use their voices to talk about high-quality education; the value of assessments; and being prepared for college, work, and life. The  Washington Student Achievement Council also has resources for students and parents about the Smarter Balanced assessment and the opportunities provided to students who take the 11th grade state… [Read more]

Bridge to College Partners

  • partner college Spark
  • partner SBCTC
  • partner SOPIW

Bridge to College transition courses is the collaborative effort of three organizations committed to student learning and success in Washington state: The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and College Spark Washington.