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About Pierce College Warriors EDGE Upward Bound Program

Pierce College will significantly increase access to higher education by providing career and education support services for 60 students at Clover Park High School (CPHS). The Pierce College Upward Bound program will give students who have a desire to obtain a college degree additional support services to help them achieve their goals. This program is a partnership through Pierce College Upward Bound and Clover Park High School (CPHS) in Lakewood, Washington. The program is known at CPHS as the Warriors EDGE program.

Eligible students must be in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade at CPHS, qualify as low-income, and/or have at least one parent who did not receive a bachelor’s degree. In addition, students must show academic potential for continuing on to pursue a post-secondary education.

The services that will be provided on-site at CPHS Warriors EDGE include academic monitoring, SAT/ACT test preparation, assistance with college and financial aid applications, and college campus visits. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in service learning activities, mentoring, leadership development, and career planning and exploration.

Students will have no obligation to attend Pierce College after graduating high school, but will have a number of opportunities to visit the campus.

“One of Pierce College’s core themes is to provide access and support to the community, and that is exactly what this program is providing,” said Director Dawn Reed. “Our Pierce College Warriors EDGE staff is placed in the heart of the community at Clover Park High School, serving the students who need it most. This is an amazing opportunity and we are honored to be granted the Upward Bound grant to take on this responsibility to serve the students and families alongside the great staff at Clover Park High School. Pierce College is well equipped for the mission.”

Contact Us

Christal West
Upward Bound Specialist
Clover Park High School
Room 213A
253-912-2231
chwest@pierce.ctc.edu

Warriors EDGE Office
Welcome Center, 
Cascade 301

Front Desk: 253-912-3628

FAX: 253-964-6479

warriorsedge@pierce.ctc.edu

Imelda Bardos
Program Assistant, TRIO Upward Bound, TRIO SSS, AANAPISI
Rainier (RAI) 338
253-912-2356
ibardos@pierce.ctc.edu

Dawn Reed
Director, TRIO Upward Bound, TRIO SSS, AANAPISI
Cascade 301 E
253-912-3627
DEReed@pierce.ctc.edu