College Signing Celebrations

College Signing Celebrations recognizes students who have achieved the life-changing milestone of committing to postsecondary options. College Signing Celebrations events motivate students to take charge of their future by completing their education beyond high school.

National College Signing Days have traditionally been focused on the college draft of promising athletes. Communities gather to watch, commentators speculate where athletes will play and fans prepare to cheer their new team members. Now, the Washington College Access Network (WCAN) is leading Washington State’s efforts to celebrate all students going to college.

As an extension of the Washington Student Achievement Council's 12th Year Campaign, WCAN is working with school districts across the state to empower schools to host their own College Signing Celebrations to highlight students enlisting or committing to obtaining a postsecondary degree or certification.

College Signing Celebration - Put My School on the Map!

Thank you for your commitment to building a college going culture in your school. Figuring out educational plans beyond high school is exciting and it is a major step towards a student's future and we believe that it should be celebrated! Whether this is your 1st or 5th College Signing Celebration, we want you to be recognized for your efforts and make sure to capture all the amazing work that you are doing to highlight your students and inspire younger peers as they commit to postsecondary education.

College Signing Celebration (CSC) Seed Grants

In an effort to expose more schools and students to the College Signing Celebration experience, we are changing the College Signing Support Award process. Applicants who have never received a support award or who have never hosted a College Signing Celebration are encouraged to apply for a CSC Seed Grant. Awardees will be selected by a lottery system that takes regional distribution into consideration. Applications are DUE April 5th.

Schools will be able to receive CSC Seed Grants starting April 9th, 2018.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Agree to host an all school program
  • Have never been awarded a CSC support award previously
  • Agree to complete a short questionnaire explaining how the money was utilized


College Signing Celebration (CSC) Party Packs

According to survey data collected last year, when participants were asked about what additional ways we could support celebrations these were the top 2 answers were larger photo booth signs/more decorations and more advanced notice. In response to that feedback – we are now offering College Signing Celebration Party Packs. CSC Party Packs will be provided to schools on a first-come first-served basis that takes regional distribution into consideration. Any school can request. Supplies are limited! Applications are DUE April 16th.

Schools will be able to receive Party Packs starting April 16th, 2018.

CSC Party Packs Include:

  • Chalkboard Graduation Photo Booth Prop Kit
  • Celebrate/Congratulations Garland Banner
  • Table Confetti
  • 24 Pack of (gold or emerald) Congrats Grad Boom Sticks
  • White Pom Poms
  • Hashtag and Photo Booth Cardstock Posters

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