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:

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]

Anacortes HS Bridge to College English Class Field Trip

Just got a note from Michele Feist at Anacortes High School about an exciting event that she organized for her Bridge to College English class (see photo above), and with her permission, I’ve copied it here: “On February 10th 17 students from Anacortes High School and Cap Sante High School experienced “Try-A-Trade” day at Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham. This field trip, funded by Soroptimist… [Read more]

How 5 States are Boosting College Readiness in 12th Grade

Washington’s Bridge courses are featured in a new story posted to the Fordham Institute’s EdExcellence blog, along with courses from California, Delaware, Hawai’i, and West Virginia. Fordham recently hosted a meeting on “pre-medial education” as a way of focusing attention on the issue of student completion of college gateway courses and how secondary/post-secondary collaborations can improve student success in the transition from high school to… [Read more]

Applications for 2016-17 Bridge to College Schools Ready to Go!

We are pleased to announce that we have opened the application process for school districts interested in offering the Bridge to College Math and/or English courses during the 2016-17 school year, thanks to our continued funding from the College Spark Foundation. All schools hoping to offer the Bridge to College courses in 2016-17 need to apply in the OSPI iGrants system (Form Package 719). Applications will… [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.