About

Washington College Access Network

The Washington College Access Network (WCAN) is committed to making significant change in our state by partnering with the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and college readiness practitioners that support all students to graduate from high school and access postsecondary education. WCAN collaborates with K-12 schools and districts, state agencies, existing college- access providers and community-based organizations.

Our Mission

Increase postsecondary enrollment for all Washington state students with a focus on underserved students. We do this by strengthening schools, offering customized training, supporting college readiness teams, and promoting key statewide awareness campaigns.

What we Offer

Middle Schools

  • Regional and site-based College Bound Scholarship training, networking, and professional development
  • Assistance in developing or growing middle school teams to increase College Bound Scholarship sign-up rates
  • Tools and resources to develop a college-going culture

High Schools

  • Regional and site-based College Bound Scholarship training, networking, and professional development
  • Assistance in designing or growing school-based college readiness teams to increase awareness of college pathways
  • WSAC 12th Year Campaign Support – College Application Campaign and FAFSA/WASFA Completion Campaign
  • College Bound Re-Pledge Campaign
  • College Signing Celebrations - Celebration of all students making the commitment to pursue postsecondary education after high school

Our Results

  • 94% of participants implemented TOOLS or BEST PRACTICES within 30 days of attending a training.
  • 94% of participants reported SHARING tools and best practices with others in their school.
  • College Bound sign-up rates increased from 56% to 91% in 8 years since 2007.
  • 60+ SCHOOLS engaged in College Signing events that celebrated postsecondary options for over 11,000 students.

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