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 to College Placement Agreement Status–Spring 2021

Due to school closures and other pandemic-related disruptions in school schedules and grading practices, the automatic placement agreement for Bridge to College Math has been suspended for the Class of 2021 entering college in the 2021-22 academic year. We are strongly encouraging colleges to honor the agreement but colleges will need to make local decisions (based on transcript reviews, HS GPs, etc.) about entering Bridge… [Read more]

Recent Honors for Bridge to College English Teachers

As a great reminder of the outstanding teachers who are drawn to both teaching and providing leadership for our Bridge to College courses, I just wanted to highlight here a couple of recent awards received by two of our Bridge to College English course leaders: Stephanie King from Granger High School was named 2020 regional teacher of the teacher for ESD 105; you can see… [Read more]

Bridge to College as Graduation Pathway

With new legislation passed in the 2019 Washington Legislature, Bridge to College courses are now designated as one of several available options students can use to meet their “graduation pathway” requirement for a high school diploma. Now that Washington students are no longer required to meet specific standards on the Smarter Balanced high school assessment, the pathway options are designed to provide alternatives that will… [Read more]

Bridge to College as Graduation Pathway to College and Career Readiness

With the passing of HB 1599 by this year’s Legislature, Washington students beginning with the Class of 2020 no longer have to meet standard on the high school Smarter Balanced assessment as a graduation requirement. Instead, they need to complete one or more “pathway” alternatives in their last two years of high school (see the link above for the list of options). The good news… [Read more]

Bridge to College Evaluation Report Published

Bridge to College Impact Evaluation_2018_FINAL The Baker Evaluation Research Consulting (BERC) Group has just completed and published its first full evaluation report on the Bridge to College courses (see file above). The report includes both quantitative and qualitative data on both the student and the teacher experience in the courses and provides the first look at performance data tracking Bridge to College students into college… [Read more]