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:

Great Profile of College Readiness Focus in Chehalis

The Seattle Times just published a piece describing the efforts in the Chehalis School District to help more of their students be ready for and attend college after graduating high school. W.F. West High School in Chehalis is part of our Bridge to College project; it’s great to see the district get some kudos for their hard work in this area. Congrats!  

New Bridge to College Video

The Washington ReadyWA Coalition has just produced and released a video profile of the Bridge to College courses, featuring teachers and students from Mariner High School in Everett. It’s a great introduction to what the courses are all about and the positive impact they have on both students and teachers in Washington–check it out on their web site or on YouTube!  

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 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.