College Access Partners
College Access Partners
The following programs collaborate with staff in order to provide in-depth college and career advising to Chief Sealth International High School students.
College Possible is accepting applications for current sophomores and juniors to participate in our program next year (application below). We offer free SAT Preparation, financial aid and scholarship help, application assistance, and general coaching through the college process.
About College Possible
The mission of College Possible – Washington (CPW) is to empower students from low-income families to access, enroll, and graduate from college at rates equal to their more advantaged peers.
Coaches help students break down the college process into manageable steps, while offering practical and emotional support as they navigate applications, financial aid, and family obligations. Getting into college is just the first step – CPW continues to support students as they transition into college and all the way through graduation.
Apply to CPW
To apply to CPW, please complete the online application at: collegepossible.org/join and a College Possible Coach will reach out to you with additional information.
Students who qualify for College Possible are:
- Juniors or seniors
- Typically on free or reduced lunch or enrolled in the College Bound program
- Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA (although, 2.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
We primarily support students from low-income families, but we are happy to help any student through the college application process.
We are currently recruiting 11th graders to join our program, and welcome referrals from faculty and staff.
Please know that we are a resource to any student looking for help through the college application process. We work closely with the Career Center and the Counseling Office to serve all Franklin students.
College Access Hub, Room 252A
Monday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tala Hagart-Alexander, Senior 12th Grade Coach
Sam He, Junior 11th Grade Coach
Join ReWA’s Post-Secondary Success Program for help with your next steps!
ReWA’s Youth Program is committed to providing high quality, culturally relevant services that develop the whole youth. Our mission is to support students in developing and accomplishing their individual goals so that they perform academically in school, pursue their unique passions and interests, and develop deep feelings of self-worth, belonging, curiosity, and investment in their communities.
Through parent education and family advocacy, we empower parents to support their youth. We believe in the importance of youth voice and choice, the need for youth to process and formulate their cultural identities, and the combined efforts of parents, family members, school staff and other community partners.
Our vision is a community where all youth –primarily those from refugee, immigrant and low income backgrounds –celebrate and explore their identities, strive to excel academically, prepare for life after adolescence, and share their talents in service to their families, their neighbors, and their world.
Post-Secondary Success Program (PSSP) and Scholarships
Post-Secondary Success Program (PSSP) provides help to youth ages 16-24 who are interested in going to college or vocational schools. PSSP participants receive:
- one-on-one coaching to help youth achieve their academic goals
- opportunities for career and major exploration
- opportunities to visit local colleges
- Help with homework
- personalized scholarship search
- guidance on writing personal statements
- assistance to complete the FAFSA or WASFA
- family-oriented workshops about the application process, financial aid, scholarships and more
College for Every Seattle Student
Free Tuition is Just the Beginning.
Seattle Promise brings college education within reach for every Seattle public high school student, no matter your grades or finances. Students accepted to the program can receive up to two years (or 90 credits) of free college tuition at North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, or South Seattle College, as well as personalized support to transition from high school and succeed in college.
All Seattle public high school students in the 2020 graduating class are eligible. Students will begin their studies at Seattle Colleges in fall 2020.
Apply to Seattle Promise – Deadline March 1st
Support to Thrive in College
Focus on your studies without the financial burden of tuition. During your senior year of high school, we’ll help you complete college and financial aid applications, choose your first classes, and help you prepare for college success.
Seattle Promise Services
- Free Tuition: Two years (or up to 90 credits) of free tuition at the Seattle Colleges.
- College Preparation: Support preparing for life on campus, assistance choosing and registering for classes, introductions to college instructors and more to help you get ready for college.
- Year-Round Support: Regular check-ins with the Seattle Promise team to help you navigate your college experience from start to finish.
- Long-Term Planning: Advising to help plan your next steps, including opportunities for gaining a summer internship and work experience.
- Financial Support Beyond Tuition: Assistance with other school-related expenses such as books, child care, food, housing, and transportation.
TRIO Talent Search
The TRIO Talent Search program at South Seattle College is a free, federally-funded program that serves middle and high school students attending Cascade Middle School, Denny International Middle School, Career Link High School, Chief Sealth International High School, and Evergreen High School. We help low-income and first-generation college-bound students successfully graduate from secondary school and enroll in post-secondary education.
Talent Search identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the postsecondary application process.
To help low-income and potential first-generation college students succeed in high school, get accepted to college and STEM majors, and graduate with a STEM degree.
Who Should Apply
Sophomores who are:
- Motivated to pursue degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM)
- From a low-income family and/ or will be the first generation in their family to earn a four-year college degree
- A U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and not participating in any other Federal TRIO Programs (Upward Bound or TRIO Talent Search)
Students can apply online or get an application from their counselor.
What We Do
- Weekly academic advising
- Science, math and writing tutoring
- Saturday workshops at UW
- High School graduation assistance
- SAT/ACT test prep
- College, scholarship, financial and application advising
- Help with personal statements and application essays
- Preparation for STEM majors
- STEM Ambassadors program
- Service learning hours
- MakerSpace with 3D design and printing, Virtual Reality (VR), and drones
- Free transportation and lunches
- Six weeks of classes at UW
- STEM lectures by UW faculty
- STEM Survival sections and labs
- Independent research class
- Classes covering:
- Science, engineering, tech
- Algebra, calculus, statistics
- College prep and writing
- Foreign language
- Programming, robotics, 3D design and printing
- Research and internship opportunities
- Weekly STEM and college field trips
- Lunch stipends and free transportation
Social media: @uwmsub
Upward Bound (UB) is a federally-funded program that assists students in their pursuit of a high school diploma and prepares them to enter and complete a post-secondary education program. Housed in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, UW’s program is one of over 826 Upward Bound programs in the United States.
Who We Serve
UW Upward Bound serves qualified students at Seattle’s Franklin, Chief Sealth International and Cleveland High Schools; and students from Kent-Meridian High School who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and/or will be the first in their family to complete a four-year college degree.
What We Do
School Year Services
- Academic Tutoring
- Test Preparation Workshops
- Financial Aid Workshops
- Scholarships, Internship, & College Application Assistance
- College Exploration & Planning
- College & Career Visits
- Community Service Opportunities
- Student Ambassador Leadership Program
6-week Summer Program
- Classes Hosted on UW Seattle Campus Taught by College Faculty/Staff Field Trips:
- Overnight Camping Trip College Tours Cultural Events Career Visits (Microsoft) Daily Lunch Stipends Up to $120 Summer Completion Stipend Transportation Assistance
UW TRIO Upward Bound is funded by the US Department of Education’s Office of Federal TRIO Programs and hosted by the UW’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity