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    College Success Foundation at Cleveland High School

    Hi All,

    The College Success Foundation (CSF) provide students with the inspiration, mentoring and financial support they need to navigate their individual path to college completion. Our model provides a unique integrated system of supports and scholarships to help students graduate from high school, complete college and succeed in life.

    CSF supports begin in sixth grade and continue through high school, college and after graduation. Through our model of success, we start building college and career awareness in middle school; in high school we advise and mentor to be sure they graduate college-ready and know how to navigate the financial aid and scholarship processes. In college, CSF mentor students in their early years to help them become familiar with campus resources.

    My role as a College Prep Adviser at Cleveland High School is to recruit juniors for the Achievers Program in the fall, while simultaneously working with Achiever seniors with the college application process. Once juniors are selected to be in the Achievers program, I work with them from their junior year to high school graduation. My primary role is to provide college planning support and information, offer guidance to help them identify the financial supports necessary to fund a college education, and connect students with resources and information to support high school graduation to Achiever juniors and seniors.

    Camtu Nguyen
    College Preparatory Advisor, College Success Foundation

    Cleveland High School
    5511 15th Ave S
    Seattle, WA 98108
    Room Number: 1339



    UW Upward Bound at Cleveland High School

    Upward Bound is a federally-funded program that assists students in their pursuit of a high school diploma and prepares them to enter and complete a post-secondary education program. UW Upward Bound serves qualified students at Cleveland High School who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and/or will be the first in their family to complete a four-year college degree. Upward Bound is a year-round program structured in two components. Support provided during the academic year includes tutoring, advising, writing instruction, SAT and ACT test preparation and career exploration opportunities. Each summer, Upward Bound students spend six weeks on the UW campus to experience the academic and social atmosphere of a major university. Students receive instruction in UW classrooms and enroll in language arts, math, foreign language, science and elective classes.

    The application will be available to eligible 9th and 10th grade students online in mid-December. Visit UW Upward Bound’s website for more information:



    UW STEMsub at Cleveland High School

    The mission of UW STEMsub (Math Science Upward Bound) is to help low income and potential first-generation college students succeed in high school, get accepted to college, and graduate with a STEM degree. UW STEMsub provides a variety of academic support and opportunities (free daily tutoring, college advising, college application support, workshops, and a Summer Academy) for students to succeed in high school, be prepared for college, and to enrich their experiences in STEM.


    Students currently in 10th grade can now apply online to the UW STEMsub program. For more information and to apply to the UW STEMsub Program visit: