Chasing your dreams

Posted by Community Relations staff on 4/2/2019

Rogers classroom

Sometimes all it takes is for someone else to believe in you. That is the premise behind “Project 100 Percent College Application Completion, which encourages Rogers High School seniors to complete an application for a post-graduate program at a 2- or 4-year college, trade school, apprenticeship, or the military.

This year, 94 percent have taken that step, up from 80 percent the previous year. The program, which is giving students the tools, resources, and supports to connect them to their dreams, is funded by a grant from the Spokane Public Schools Foundation.

“We’re working to match students with appropriate supports so they can get accepted to their first choice of school,” said Assistant Principal Joe Phipps, who applied for a grant.

Rogers invited every student who completed the FAFSA and at least one application to celebrate. The success of the program has generated some well-deserved attention for Rogers and its seniors.
NOTE: Read an earlier post about this topic in "Rogers seniors earn sweet rewards" below.