We are thrilled to announce the expansion of College Possible programming to Centennial High School starting in September. “We are so excited to partner with Centennial High School to serve more low-income students in Multnomah County. The district and school saw a need for additional college access and success partners to help support students and have been great to work with in the launch phase. We’ve had a wonderful initial student response and can’t wait to be a part of this community moving forward”, says Program Manager Francisco Bueno.
Principal Mairi Scott-Aquirre has been a long-time supporter of College Possible. She explains, “I have seen how College Possible has been successful at other schools with similar demographics. Our students are bright and well educated, but when they have a clear pathway to college they are more likely to stick with their academic goals and challenge themselves”. Student recruitment has been underway this spring, and we have officially accepted 35 rising juniors into the program.
College Possible’s goal is to continue to expand to serve hundreds of low-income students in Portland. As Centennial becomes our sixth partner high school, College Possible will be serving up to 500 high school students in the 2016-17 school year. We are also continuing to serve 289 current college students from Portland who attend over 25 institutions across the country as they continue to pursue their degree.