Spring counselor workshops

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), and the Washington College Access Network (WCAN) are teaming up for the second year of Spring Counselor Workshops across the state. This year, these free workshops will include financial aid training offered in partnership with the Washington Financial Aid Association (WFAA).

These workshops are for:

  • School Counselors
  • Career Counselors/Specialists
  • District-Level College/Career Staff 
  • College Admissions Staff
  • Nonprofit Organization Staff
  • Workshop Objectives and Outcomes

Learn about upcoming policy and system changes in the school counseling program model around evidence-based school counseling and personalized planning. Share and strategize with regional staff that have effectively used statewide resources for postsecondary pathways.

Engage with regional colleagues and learn how schools and communities work together across complicated systems to improve student success and strengthen the college-going culture in schools.

Grow with us as we delve into the world of financial aid and understand ways that students can finance their postsecondary education (including: types of financial aid, troubleshooting special circumstances, and how to read award letters).

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College Bound 101

Together with the Washington Student Achievement Council we have a redesigned the College Bound Scholarship workshop for both new and seasoned school staff.  A wonderful opportunity to both learn or refresh your knowledge on the College Bound Scholarship. 

The workshop aims to make sure you receive baseline information about the College Bound Scholarship, including:

  • What is the College Bound Scholarship and what does it cover
  • How do students complete the application process and access the College Bound Scholarship
  • How to integrate College Bound students into existing college and career planning to improve outcomes
  • Resources available to help do the work at both a district and school level

If you are interested in a College Bound Scholarship 101 training at your school, district or commnity-based organization, please email us for more information.


Figuring out how to engage your school in College Bound Scholarship outreach?  Contact your College Bound Regional officer to train your school-based staff on how to best utilize the College Bound Scholarship and its pledge requirements to support students’ postsecondary aspirations.

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