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    Make no mistake. All high schoolers have access to the state’s Running Start program, which might potentially pay for their first two years of college. Yet, according the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, “Students from the lower participation groups—historically underserved students of color, low-income students, and male students—have been less likely to complete a degree as a Running Start student.”

    With the help of our Higher Ed Advisory Board, we are working to close those opportunity gaps and provide students with the supports they need to ensure their success.

    At Middle College High School, we build resiliency in our learners, and provide viable alternatives for students who think they might get “lost in the crowd” in a large comprehensive high school.

    To achieve educational justice, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) strives to provide safe learning environments, curriculum that incorporates a student’s life experiences and culture, and instruction delivered by high-quality, culturally responsive educators. Unfortunately, many students from certain ethnicities have not historically experienced equitable opportunities for all or part of their educational journey (including African and African American, Asian Pacific Islander and Pacific Islander, LatinX, and Native American students). These students are our priority – with an intentional focus on African American males.

    Please click here for more information about the Department of African American Male Achievement.