Governor recognizes HSD for scholarship sign-up rate

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Hockinson is among 287 schools and 123 school districts recognized by Gov. Jay Inslee for signing up more than 70 percent of students who are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship. HSD's sign-up rate of 76 percent earned it a Gold Star Award.

Congratulations to Middle School counselor Jessica Ambrose, who worked hard to make this happen!

Students who sign up for the scholarship graduate from high school and enroll in college at higher rates than their low-income peers. The first cohort of College Bound students graduated from high school in 2012. Since then, the four-year high school graduation rate for these students has consistently been similar to the statewide average, and more than 10 percentage points higher than for low-income students who were eligible but didn’t sign up.

Eligible students must sign up in middle school, by the end of their eighth grade year, to receive this early commitment of state funding. In combination with other state aid, the scholarship covers tuition at public college rates. To receive the scholarship, students must enroll in an eligible college within one year of high school graduation.

For more information about the College Bound Scholarship program, sign-up rates and more, please visit the Washington Achievement Council’s website.

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