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Bridge to College Courses

Bridge to College Summer Institute

Wenatchee Convention Center 

  • Teachers new to Bridge to College: August 10-11
  • Teachers returning to Bridge to College: August 11

Teachers of registered districts will receive an invitation to register in early June.


Heidi Aijala
Associate Director, Secondary English Language Arts

ELA Office

Arlene Crum
Director of Mathematics

Bridge to College Mathematics is fourth-year (senior-level) course designed to follow Algebra II and develop college readiness in students. Students who earn a "B" or better in the Bridge Course are eligible to enter college level mathematics coursework in any of the State of Washington Community and Technical Colleges. Bridge to College Math is also a designated transition course that fulfills a Graduation Pathway.

The 2022-2023 Bridge to College Registration Form is open and districts are encouraged to register by June 1, 2022. See Bulletin 001-22 for expectations about offering Bridge to College next year.

Bridge to College courses:

  • Increase student engagement in mathematics and ELA.
  • Prepare students with relevant college-level curriculum, bypassing the need for remedial coursework and placement tests.
  • Deepen student understanding of crucial knowledge and skills needed to be successful in college.
  • Bridge to College ELA and mathematics are transition courses which act as a pathway to graduation.
  • The BERC Impact Report shows that Bridge to College courses have a positive impact on student success in college courses.

Washington State Course Implementation

Teachers become eligible to teach the course by attending the required New Teacher Institute in the summer and Community of Practice meetings during the school year.

The Districts provide information about the funding for the course, as well as the required commitments from both the school and the district.

Higher Education Placement Agreements

Frequently Asked Questions

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