Connecting Rural High Schools & Community Colleges of Spokane
Two SCC faculty completed work on Collaboration for Rural Student College and Career Readiness, a four-year grant focused on strengthening student transitions from high school to college and careers. Andrea Reid (English department and grant coordinator) and Angela Rasmussen (Teaching & Learning Center coordinator and grant facilitator) led the CCS/College Spark partnership, engaging the expertise of English, Math, and counseling faculty from SCC, SFCC, and five rural high schools. Together, the group examined gaps in academic preparation, student persistence, and college-going culture in order to develop and implement school-specific interventions. Riverside High School, featured in this video, created an innovative college and career readiness program woven throughout students’ four years.