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Pathway to Promise partnership provides students with post high school opportunities
Pathway to Promise provides post high school opportunities
Posted on 03/13/2017
Pathway to Promise partnership provides post high school opportunites

The University of Washington Tacoma welcomed 59 high school seniors from Emerald Ridge, Puyallup, and Rogers high schools during an information session and celebration held at each school recently. Students who met the admission criteria and completed an application received automatic acceptance to the four-year school.

The Pathway to Promise partnership between the Puyallup School District and UW Tacoma began in 2013. To be considered for automatic admission to UW Tacoma students need to meet the following four criteria:

  •     - 2.7 or higher grade point average

  •     - 480 SAT scores (each section) or 21 or higher on ACT

  •     - Basic graduation requirements

  •     - Well-written admission letter

More information can be found at:

The Pathway to Promise partnership is the first program of its kind in Washington State. The program formalizes a partnership between a four-year institution and a public school district providing greater access to post high school opportunities.

The Puyallup School District is committed to the academic success of each student by preparing them for a meaningful post-secondary educational opportunity. The district currently prepares students for life beyond high school through programs such as the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), No Excuses University, College Bound Scholarship, and annual post-high school planning nights.

Scholarship applications due March 17

Each Puyallup high school has a Scholarship Booklet identifying local scholarship opportunities for seniors. For more information visit the Scholarships page on the district website and follow the links to the individual 2017 high school scholarship booklets.

The scholarship booklets are also located on the high school website counseling webpage under Financial Aid – Scholarships along with the 2017 Standard Application Form.

Contact the high school Career Center for more information.