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Whether you’re considering a four-year university, community college or military service, advance preparation ensures that you have the chance to explore all the opportunities available to you.​ is Tacoma's one-stop-shop to get you ready for life after high school.

Find planning checklists, financial aid info, scholarship details, special events and more...

​Upcoming Events
The list below will show the 12 events that are closest to today's date.
Students of color interested in a FREE TRIP to Hamilton College in Clinton, New YORK?8/3/2018After SchoolOther* (see description) 

Check out more information here!

Sept. 16-18 or Oct. 28-30, 2018

The Hamilton College Diversity Overnight Program is an opportunity for diverse high school seniors to visit campus and experience life on College Hill.

We offer this visit program to introduce Hamilton’s campus, students, faculty, classes, and residence halls to prospective students who represent the many dimensions of diversity. While all are welcome to apply, our selection process will prioritize the applications of students from ethnically diverse backgrounds, as well as first-generation college students and those from families with limited financial resources.

Tentative Itinerary

Sunday Arrive on Campus by 1 p.m.
 Information Session
 Interview/Campus Tour
 Meet Your Host!
 Evening Activity
Monday Breakfast
 Financial Aid Session
 Diversity and Inclusion Session
 Class Visits
 Class Visits
 Evening Activity
Tuesday Breakfast
 Depart Campus (approximately 11 a.m.)

If you have any questions please email the Diversity Overnight program staff or call 800-843-2655.

CHECK OUT THESE BUSINESS MAJOR RESOURCES9/5/2018After SchoolOther* (see description)
Check out these resources on what Business Majors are offered in different states!

Also included in the above resources are the  following:

•        Guide on how to pass the SAT and ACT

•        List of business degree scholarships and financial aid

•        Business school admission guide

•        Guide on studying effectively
Would you like to experience Colorado College for Free?? Read on!9/21/2018After SchoolOther* (see description)
Experience Colorado College: Fall Visit Scholarship Program Application

October 27 - 29, 2018
Please read this information before filling out the application:

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Experience Colorado College: Fall Visit Scholarship Program! At Colorado College, we seek individuals who are motivated, curious, thrive on academic challenges, and who will add to our strong sense of community. To be eligible for this program you must be a rising senior or currently on a gap year and living within the United States and must either self-identify as a student of color, qualify for the Pell Grant, and/or receive free/reduced lunch. If you feel that this describes you, then please complete and submit this application.

All students admitted for our fall visit scholarship program will receive travel and accommodation grants for each student and one parent or guardian. Once at the program, you will spend time with current students to experience an inside look at the social life and academic experience at Colorado College. The program will also provide you with some general tools to aid you in the college admission process.

Over the course of the fall visit scholarship program, you will have the chance to:
Experience Colorado College
Observe the Block Plan in action
Tour campus
Stay on campus overnight with a student host
Interview with an admission staff member
Complete the CSS Profile
Participate in essay writing workshops
Engage in Affinity Conversations to explore diversity, inclusion and equity at CC
We look forward to reviewing your application!

Please note that our main program will take place from October 27 - 29th, but we are also providing travel grants for our Fall Open House Programs from September 2 - 3rd or October 7 - 8th. If you want to be considered for those travel grants, please indicate so in the application.
Interested in becoming a Police Officer? Ages 15-19 Police Explorers program6/28/2019After SchoolOther* (see description)
The Tacoma Police Department sponsors Police Explorer Post 711 which is overseen by Learning for Life, an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America.  The Tacoma Police Department supports the program with equipment, training, and mentoring in the law enforcement career field.  The program is open to males and females who are at least 15 years of age (or 14 years of age and a high school freshman) and no older than 19 years of age at the time of application.
The Tacoma Police Explorers meet every Tuesday evening from 6 PM until 9 PM at the Tacoma Police Headquarters located at 3701 South Pine Street.  The meetings are mandatory and are a requirement to maintain standing in the Explorer Post.  The first Tuesday of the month is an administrative meeting that covers the upcoming Post events, past events, and monthly assignments for the Explorers.  The other Tuesday meetings are training meetings that include both lecture and practical experience. 

As an Explorer, you will learn about the many different aspects of law enforcement which are intended to enhance your ability to enter into the law enforcement career field.  Some skills that are taught include officer safety techniques, handling high-risk and routine calls, report writing, defensive tactics, and firearms safety and qualification, just to name a few.
Tacoma Police Explorers are trained and equipped with the basic skills required to work as volunteer representatives of the Tacoma Police Department. 

To become an Explorer, you must:
Be mature and professional
Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
Pass the physical agility test (25 push-ups, 35 sit-ups, and run one mile in under ten minutes)
Have good attendance at school and meetings
Volunteer as an Explorer at events (an average of 12 additional hours per month)
Most events are usually held on weekends.  In addition, Explorers must attend the Explorer Academy within one year of being accepted into the Explorer Post and at least one academy per year thereafter.  The Academies are one week in duration and are held in August and over winter break between December 26 and December 31.

The Police Explorers requires a serious commitment for young adults who are interested in a career in Law Enforcement and volunteering in their community.  All Explorers are registered as City of Tacoma volunteer workers and are also Pierce County Department of Emergency Management volunteers.
For more information on this challenging and rewarding program, call (253) 591-5290 and leave your name, a return phone number and the best time to reach you.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Interested students should participate in Police Explorers.

Who? 15 to 19 yr olds (or 14 yrs old and in 9th grade)
What? Leadership skills, learn what it takes to succeed in law enforcement, develop work related skills, volunteer at community events.
When? Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.
Where? Tacoma Police Headquarters, 3701 Pine St., Tacoma

For more information contact: Officer Kelly Custis at:
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC9/25/2019After SchoolOther* (see description)
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is accepting applications and we want get the word out about the opportunities for your students. We are looking for individuals that have a passion for service, want to make a difference and get the experience of a lifetime. We are looking for men and women ages 18-24 (or will be 18 by the start of the program) who are enthusiastic and hard-working to join our team as corps members.
AmeriCorps NCCC is a Federal Government program and costs nothing to participants. During their service, members are provided housing, transportation food, uniforms, and the equipment that they will need to be successful in the field. They will receive a modest bi-weekly stipend for personal expenses and if they successfully complete the program, they are awarded a $5,920 Education Award. This award can be used for future tuition costs or to pay back student loans.
AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, team based, residential service program for young adults who want to give back to communities in need at different locations across the country. For 10 months, teams work on 3-6 projects, such as: engaging youth; building and rehabilitating homes for families in need; cleaning up parks, streams, trails, and shorelines; fighting and preventing wildfires; and helping communities recover from disasters. Here is a short video of our teams in action after Hurricane Harvey.
The AmeriCorps NCCC-FEMA Corps is a similar program. FEMA Corps is for young adults who want to gain professional skills in emergency management while serving with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Like traditional AmeriCorps NCCC, it is a 10 month, full-time, team-based residential service program.
Furthermore, graduates of AmeriCorps NCCC-FEMA Corps receive preferential hiring status for over 300 Employers of National Service which includes organizations such as Disney, Comcast, American Red Cross, United Way, Arizona State University, and the National Park Service.
In an effort to provide this opportunity to as many people as possible, we have provided you with fliers detailing our program. We hope you use these materials to share this opportunity with your student body.
AmeriCorps NCCC Corps Member Flier

FEMA Corps Corps Member Flier
Application Tip Sheet
It is important to note that we are always accepting applications. The time of the year when someone applies will determine whether or not they start in the summer, fall, or winter.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at  We would be happy to chat with you over the phone, to make an online presentation to your staff or potential applicants, conduct a webinar, etc.
Please visit our sites to learn more:
AmeriCorps NCCC:
FEMA Corps:
In Service,
Jesse Pluim
Community Relations Specialist
AmeriCorps NCCC, Pacific Region

Natalie Hart, M.Ed.
College & Career Counselor

My previous profession was working for the University of Washington Tacoma as an Admissions Advisor and Recruiter. I have a lot of fresh and current knowledge on the college admissions process, and a lot of community connections to ensure that every student leaves Stadium with a plan of action for post-secondary success. 
​Additional Resources
Career Cruising
College Board
Letter of Recommendation Request/Brag Sheet
NCAA Eligibility Center
Next Move Internship
Tutoring Resources