WSCC receives grant

Washington State Community College (WSCC) was presented with a check for $8,000 as a contribution from the AT&T Foundation on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The contribution supports student success through the continuation of the College Ready Project coordinated through WSCC in partnership with the Ohio Valley Educational Service Center (OVESC) which serves the schools in Guernsey, Monroe, Noble and Washington counties. In addition to the districts served by the OVESC, Morgan Local Schools are also participating in the project. In total, AT&T has contributed $16,000 to the College Ready Project since 2015.

The College Ready Project focuses on the issues that exist with college preparation. With the assistance of the funds, the College Ready Project will help high school teachers and college faculty work collaboratively to identify the math and English skills that students lack when they reach college. Instructors will then build those missing skills into their high school classes. High school students will be paired with mentors for English and math tutoring. Students will be tested using a college placement test while they are still high school juniors and seniors so that additional assistance can take place if needed.