To participate in the program, students must sign up in the 7th or 8th grade, maintain a 2.0 average, stay out of legal trouble, graduate from high school, and successfully apply to a higher education institution.
Various Seattle-area leaders and organizations have teamed up to promote College Bound and make sure all eligible students are signing up for the program.
Program partners include:
Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda
University of Washington President Michael Young
Seattle Community Colleges Chancellor Jill Wakefield
The Alliance for Education, and
In 2011, 100 percent of eligible students signed up for the program. In 2012, while increasing the number of students in the program by 100, only 92 percent of eligible students were successfully entered into the program.
Through their combined efforts, these organizations plan to reach students and their families in English, Spanish, Somali, Chinese, Vietnamese, Amharic, Tagalog, Russian, Korean, Arabic, and additional languages.