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:

Testing can tell if students need help before college and career

THE outlook for opportunities for highly skilled workers in Washington state is as strong as ever. Currently there are 25,000 unfilled jobs for highly skilled workers — and that number is projected to grow to 50,000 by 2017. To ensure all students are ready for success and take advantage of these opportunities, Washington’s K-12 learning standards were established. Common Core State Standards are part of… [Read more]

Help for high-school students who aren’t quite ready for college

New classes designed to help high school students avoid remedial classes in college will be offered at about 100 Washington schools this fall — and then expanded to roughly 60 percent of them in the next 3-4 years. The classes, called “Bridge to College,” were piloted this year in about 40 schools, and supporters hope their growth will help the many students who are expected… [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.