Olympic College has joined Achieving the Dream, a transformative national network of more than 220 colleges with a laser focus on improving student success.

Overview

Overview

Achieving the Dream colleges are making systemic changes focused on equity, clos­ing achievement gaps, and increasing graduation rates with an emphasis on low-income students, first-generation students and students of color, groups who have been traditionally underserved at all colleges.

Read the Achieving the Dream Opportunity Statement to find out how Olympic College is improving graduation rates for its students.

Achieving the Dream at Olympic College

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Achieving the Dream at Olympic College

The goal of Achieving the Dream is to enable more students to earn certificates and degrees, improve their economic prospects and support their local communities.

As an Achieving the Dream member, Olympic College has access to leadership and data coaches who help the college use evidence-based practices to improve graduation rates for all students. Achieving the Dream embraces the principle of “systemic change” as the college works to implement and sustain holistic changes that improve student outcomes. 

Achieving the Dream's powerful, evidence-based Institutional Capacity Framework is an assessment tool that evaluates colleges across seven core capacities:

  • Leader­ship & Vision
  • Data & Technology
  • Equity
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Engagement & Communication
  • Strat­egy & Planning
  • Policies & Practices   

Visit the Achieving the Dream website to learn more about this transformative nationwide community college network. 

One Student's Success Story

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One Student's Success Story

Olympic College student, Andre Henderson, was named a 2020 Dream scholar. Andre, majoring in Human Services & Chemical Dependency, took part in Achieving the Dream's 2020 DREAM Scholars program to enhance leadership, critical thinking, and networking skills.

Read Andre's Story

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