Bridge to College is the collaborative effort of three agencies committed to student learning and success in the state of Washington: the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and College Spark Washington.
About the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges(SBCTC) is led by a Governor-appointed board and provides leadership, advocacy, and coordination for Washington’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges. Each year, about 388,000 students train for the workforce, prepare to transfer to a university, gain basic math and English skills, or pursue continuing education.
About the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine educational service districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.
About College Spark Washington
College Spark Washington funds programs across Washington state that help low-income students become college-ready and earn their degrees. Grantees include community-based organizations, K-12 schools and districts, community and technical colleges, four-year colleges and universities, educational nonprofits, and public agencies. College Spark began supporting access to higher education in 1978 and, since 2005, has awarded more than $45 million to college readiness and degree completion programs throughout the state. College Spark is the primary funder of the Bridge to College project.