Meadowdale Middle School receives Gold Star Award

Jan 24, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee has recognized 287 schools and 123 school districts for signing up more than 70 percent of their students who were eligible for the College Bound Scholarship. Schools who exceeded the state sign-up rate of 70 percent will receive Gold Star Awards.

Edmonds School District had an overall sign-up rate of 79 percent for the Class of 2022. Three individual schools in the district will receive Gold Star Awards: Meadowdale, Alderwood and Brier Terrace middle schools.

In 2007, the state Legislature established the scholarship. This program was created to provide state financial aid to low-income students who may not consider college a possibility due to the cost.

The scholarship covers tuition (at comparable public college rates), some fees, and a small book allowance.

Eligibility for the scholarship is a two-part process.

Students in seventh or eighth grade whose family meets the income requirements must submit and complete an application by June 30 of the student’s eighth-grade year.

Then students must meet the College Bound Pledge requirements and income-eligibility as determined by the student’s financial aid application (FAFSA or WASFA) in their senior year of high school. In combination with other state aid, the scholarship covers tuition at public college rates.

To receive the scholarship, students must enroll in an eligible college within one year of high school graduation.

Here are the stats for the Edmonds High School Class of 2022.

 

  • 79 percent: College Bound Scholarship sign-up rate (70% State Average): The number of CBS applications divided by the number of eligible students.
  • 543 CBS applications: The number of students with complete applications attending that specific school at the end of their eighth-grade year.
  • 685 eligible: Number of students enrolled at that specific school at the end of their eighth-grade year who became eligible for Free and Reduced Price Lunch anytime during seventh or eighth grade. This is based on data schools submit to OSPI.

You can find the list of Gold Star schools and districts, along with district sign-up rates on the Washington Student Achievement Council’s website at wsac.wa.gov/college-bound.

 

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